Rising Antisemitism: Lessons for LGBTQ Americans

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A Wider Bridge’s Executive Director Tyler Gregory penned this op-ed in the Washington Blade in response to the rising anti-Semitism in the US, and in particular, the spate of anti-Semitic incidences in the New York City area during Channukah 2019. Seventy-five years after the liberation of Auschwitz, deadly attacks on Jewish homes, businesses, and places of […]

Anti-Semitism Returns to Creating Change

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Dear A Wider Bridge community, I’m saddened to share that the same hurtful anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic presence three years ago at the National LGBTQ Task Force‘s Creating Change conference — in which a protest spiraled out of control outside our reception in Chicago in 2016 — is back in Detroit this weekend, without any accountability or response […]

Anat Nir: Key Moments for Israel’s LGBTQ Communities

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For over 40 years, Israel’s LGBT* communities have waged some of the most effective fights for human and civil rights in Israel.  Israeli activist Anit Nir examines key moments in this movement and looks at what’s next, including a run for MP as part of the Meretz party. 1975 – The Beginning In 1975, “The […]

Knesset Holds Annual LGBTQ Rights Day

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The 3rd annual LGBT rights day, organized by the Aguda, was held Tuesday (2/20) in the Israeli Knesset. Four hundred people (the maximum who could enter the Knesset) attended from Israel’s LGBTQ communities. The day began with topic discussions in various committees, including the Committee on Education, Defense (integrating LGBTQ folks within the IDF), and […]

“A Wider Bridge’s Support Helps Our Story To Be Told”

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One of AWB’s longterm Israeli LGBTQ partners is the Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance (JOH). We recently chatted with Irene Rabinowitz, JOH Director of Outreach and Development, about the recent leadership transition and her own story. AWB: How did you become involved in the Jerusalem Open House (JOH)?  I made aliyah in 2014 after […]