Court Scrubs Gay Man’s Criminal Record to Grant Him Citizenship

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Judge quashes conviction that would thwart Israeli nationality application, adoption of child with partner A judge has overturned a conviction which would have prevented a young gay man from receiving Israeli citizenship and subsequently adopting a child with his partner. In a groundbreaking ruling which may have implications for other gay couples, Judge Ami Kobo […]

Protesters ‘decorate’ Jerusalem chief rabbi’s office with gay pride flag

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Police to investigate after Meretz activists hang banner, draw rainbow colors on sidewalk in protest of Shlomo Amar’s homophobic comments Protesters hung a gay pride rainbow flag overnight Saturday on the offices of the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate to protest offensive comments made by the capital’s top Sephardic rabbi about the homosexual community. The six-banded color […]

Israeli Fashionista’s Fantasy Footwear

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Kobi Levi’s psychedelic shoes resemble everything from banana peels to sex acts, flamingos and stretching cats — and they are all the rage among well-heeled stars Israeli designer Kobi Levi’s psychedelic shoes resemble everything from banana peels to sex acts, flamingos and stretching cats — and they are all the rage among well-heeled stars like […]

Israeli government allocates $5 million to address needs of LGBT community

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In historic move, Israel has added more than $5 million over the next two years to address the needs of the LGBT community after an earlier government funding proposal drew criticism. Moshe Kahlon The government will provide NIS 10 million (approximately $2.64 million) annually over the next two years to various government ministries for initiatives that […]

Tambor Hushes Emmy Crowd in Hebrew

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Accepting award for his role as transgender wonan Maura Pfefferman, Jeffrey Tambor urges Hollywood movers and shakers to ‘give transgender talent a chance’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nreWrgxEoHo Funnyman Jeffrey Tambor had the Emmy audience in stitches Sunday night as he accepted the Best Lead Actor in a Comedy for his work in Amazon’s Transparent, created by Jill Soloway. […]