Freedom to Marry Founder Evan Wolfson Discusses Same-Sex Marriage Abroad

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A Wider Bridge 2017 LGBTQ Leadership Mission alumnus, Evan Wolfson, recently attended a conference in Costa Rica that focused on marriage rights for same-sex couples in Latin America. He says efforts to advance anti-LGBT religious freedom measures and litigation are “nothing new.” “It’s part of the classic pattern of civil rights advances in American history,” Evan […]

Jerusalem LGBT group sees ‘incremental’ progress

Posted Posted in 2016 Israel Mission, NEWS, News from Israel

Journalist Michael K. Lavers, who participated in A Wider Bridge’s LGBT Leadership Mission to Israel in November, writes about the progress for Jerusalem’s LGBT community and the group’s visit to Jerusalem Open House. A Wider Bridge board member Bruce Maxwell (left) with Jerusalem Open House leaders Tom Canning (second from left) and Sarah Kala (third from […]

Palestinian Human Rights Activist ‘Terrified’ by Trump Rhetoric

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Michael Lavers, a 2016 A Wider Bridge Mission participant, writes (from Israel) on how Israelis and Palestinians are viewing the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. A Palestinian human rights activist on Saturday suggested President-elect Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric fuels extremism. “It’s not helpful,” Ziman CEO Samer Makhlouf told the […]