Our Top Eight Achievements of 2017

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A Wider Bridge is sharing our eight greatest achievements of the past year. Modeled after the eight days of Chanukah, we celebrate the miracles of our work and its widespread reach and impact. As we head into 2018, we wish everyone a happy Gregorian calendar New Year! Will you honor our work, and make a recurring, tax-deductible […]

We Can’t Use the ‘Z’ Word! World Jewish Congress and AWB Host Discussion – How Can We Bring Zionism Back into the LGBT Discourse?

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The World Jewish Congress teamed up with A Wider Bridge for a special discussion on the experiences of pro-Israel LGBT activists and tools for bringing Zionism back into the LGBT discourse. Read the WJC’s recap of this important event below. From left: Assaf Weiss, Nadiya al-Noor, Tye Gregory, and Mark Joseph Stern. (c) Shahar Azran […]

New York: LGBTQnZ – Pride, Zionism, & Inclusivity Event on October 26

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As many of us have observed over the past several months, it has become increasingly difficult for supporters of Israel to feel welcome and embraced in LGBTQ, progressive, and social justice circles – including those among us that have been fighting for the civil rights of Israelis and Palestinians alike. Perhaps the most prevalent example […]

Nadiya Al-Noor: “Pinkwashing”? Try “Equality”

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Queer Muslim Zionist & Interfaith Activist Nadiya Al-Noor Defends the work of A Wider Bridge On June 24th, 2017, three Jewish women were evicted from the Chicago Dyke March. Their crime? Carrying a rainbow flag emblazoned with a Star of David. March organizers say the flag was making people feel “unsafe.” The women were aggressively […]

Nadiya Al-Noor: No Pride in Anti-Semitism

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AWB Summer Intern Nadiya Al-Noor Reflects on recent BDS pressure facing the LGBTQ Israeli Community, supporters, and allies. Originally posted on Times of Israel This month around the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people will be celebrating their love. Parades, mixers, movie screenings, and more will take place in many countries. In some […]

A Wider Bridge Welcomes Nadiya Al-Noor As Our Summer Intern

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A Wider Bridge welcomes 2017 Leadership Mission Alumnus Nadiya Al-Noor as our New York Summer Intern! Nadiya is a Queer Muslim Zionist and Interfaith Activist from Binghamton, NY. A Wider Bridge welcomes 2017 Leadership Mission Alumnus Nadyia Al Noor as our New York Summer Intern! Nadiya is a Queer Muslim Zionist and Interfaith Activist from […]

A Wider Bridge’s 7th LGBTQ Leadership Mission Begins Today

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A Wider Bridge’s 7th Annual LGBTQ Leadership Mission to Israel kicks off today! Thirty LGBTQ community leaders and personalities join A Wider Bridge staff on a 10-day mission to Israel to experience the country through an LGBTQ lens. Ready to guide #Bridge2Israel2017: A Wider Bridge staff Arthur Slepian, Tyler Gregory and Shani Segev, board member […]

Anti-Semitism Is the New Social Justice

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Young Muslim interfaith queer activist Nadiya Al-Noor calls on Jewish students to be proactive in campuses and not wait for an anti-Semitic incident to happen. “If you don’t speak up, anti-Semites will.” Hating Israel is the thing to do today on university campuses. It makes you seem “progressive.” It means you’re “woke” and socially aware. […]

Being A Zionist Muslim

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Muslim LGBTQ activist Nadiya Al-Noor talks about equality, Zionism, and respect between people who disagree about social and political issues: “I want to build bridges.” For obvious reasons, it’s been more difficult for Muslim LGBTQ activist Nadiya Al-Noor to come out as a Zionist than it was coming out as queer. “There’s so much hate and distrust […]

From One Queer Muslim to Another…

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Queer Muslim activist Nadiya Al-Noor explains why the anti-Israel movement- that leads this week’s campaign to ban LGBT Israel material from Halifax Pride- is just tired anti-Semitism I am a queer Muslim woman. I have experienced discrimination, hatred, and violence, simply for being who I am. I would never wish that upon anyone. But apparently, […]