Hundreds march against transgender violence in Tel Aviv after teen stabbed

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Nearly 1,000 people marched in Tel Aviv Sunday night, with Ma’avarim – the Israeli trans organization, to denounce violence against Israel’s transgender community, in the wake of a suspected hate crime outside a local LGBTQ center that left a teenager seriously wounded. Under the banner “fighting for our lives,” marchers walked from the Florentine neighborhood […]

In Defense of Transgender Military Service Members

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A Wider Bridge is deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has reinstated President Trump’s partial ban on transgender people in the United States Military. Transgender Americans who wish to serve their country deserve the same respect and decency from their representative government as cisgender people. The administration’s proposed policies, which would strip trans people of […]

New Initiative to Assist Transgender People In Israel With Employment

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The transgender community is considered one of the weakest sectors in the Israeli employment market. A new initiative at the Tel Aviv LGBT Center, helped by Ma’avarim, will provide workshops, simulations and basic tools that will make it easier for members of the transgender community to find a place to work. Jay Harris (Photo: Shlomi […]

Launching AWB Impact Grants: Building Capacity for LGBTQ Advocates in Israel!

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The nationwide LGBTQ strike in Israel last month, sparked by a Knesset vote to ban men and gay couples from surrogacy, culminated in an incredibly moving and powerful 100,000-person rally in Rabin Square. The strike’s potency underscores the need to build capacity for Israel’s LGBTQ community organizations. A Wider Bridge (AWB) is proud to announce […]

Rallying Against Homophoba in Holon, Israel

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Hundreds of people took part yesterday in a protest and pride rally in front of the Holon Municipality building following comments made by Deputy Mayor Yoel Yeshurun. Earlier this week Yeshurun wrote on Facebook a harsh post against the LGBTQ community, calling its members “monsters,” “bipedal animals, “savage growth,” “deeply wounded,” “abomination lustful males” and […]

Transgender Remembrance Day: November 20

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Transgender Day of Remembrance is an opportunity for communities to come together and remember transgender people, gender-variant individuals, and those perceived to be transgender who have been murdered because of hate. Transgender Day of Remembrance, Tel Aviv, 2016 Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed in recognition of the 1998 murder of Rita Hester. Rita was […]

Crowdfunding: Help Israel’s Ma’avarim Organization Provide Scholarships to the Trans Community

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Israel’s transgender Ma’avarim organization has  successfully provided 3 academic scholarships to the trans community.  Watch the video to see how lives are changing! Support the campaign to provide additional scholarships: While Israel boasts itself as LGBT friendly, the reality of trans and gender variant people in Israel is similar to that of the gay community 30 […]

Being LGBTQ in the Periphery is Still Not Easy

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In rural and peripheral areas in Israel live hundreds of LGBT people who have to cope every day with life outside or inside the closet in less accepting and open surroundings. Erin Toledano-Farajov, a bisexual genderqueer transgender woman, tries to explain life as LGBT on the periphery through her own personal experience. Erin Toledano-Farajov, who’s […]