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 […]

We Stand in Solidarity with the Transgender Community

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A Wider Bridge’s Statement on the Trump administration’s consideration to narrowly define gender and rollback trans rights. October 22, 2018 The Administration’s alarming assault on transgender rights will not be tolerated, and we will not remain silent. Transgender people seeking to live true and authentic lives deserve the same respect and decency from their representative […]

Meet Ofer Erez: The First Openly Trans Officer in the IDF

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Join A Wider Bridge to meet our newest grantee, Captain Ofer Erez,  October 10-25! Details “I was so nervous. I don’t remember anything from this talk.” That’s how the first openly transgender officer in the Israel Defense Forces, Lt. Ofer Erez, recalls the time three years ago when he was training to be an officer and told his […]

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 […]

Transgender Inmates Will No Longer Be Kept in Isolation, Israel Prison Service Announces

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New directives of the Israel Prisons Service cancel the policy of holding transgender prisoners in isolation cells and will respect to the preferred gender identity of trans prisoners. The new policy further states that it is obligatory to ask prisoners whether they prefer a male or a female to search on them. “This is an […]

Bell Agam is ‘Educator of the Year’

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The Council of Children and Youth Organizations, together with the Israeli Ministry of Education, selected transgender TV personality Bell Agam as “Educator of the Year” for her work with LGBTQ youth at IGY. Bell Agam, who volunteers at IGY to guide and support transgender and genderqueer youth, was one of 20 educators to receive 2018’s […]