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 […]

Miami: Panel Discussion on Pinkwashing and Anti-Semitism

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A Wider Bridge Mission Alumni Tony Lima and Cindy Brown, in partnership with SAVE and Lambda Living, have created an upcoming community conversation on Pinkwashing and Anti-Semitism. Sunday October 1, 2017 5pm CIC Miami (SAVE Offices) 1951 Northwest 7th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136 Tony Lima and his husband Yonel in Israel during the A Wider Bridge […]

Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88

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A Wider Bridge mourns the loss of Edie Windsor, a true hero of the modern movement for LGBT equality. Her determination and perseverance to fight for what she knew was right brought about an end to the odious “Defense of Marriage Act” and paved the way for the later historic decision that brought full marriage […]

Israeli Ministry Submits Reversal to Gay Couples Adoption Opposition

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Israel’s Ministry of Welfare and Social Affairs has reversed its opposition to allowing same-sex couples to adopt. Haim Katz, Welfare and Social Services Minister of Israel (photo: Eyal Yitzhar) Israel’s Channel 2 News reported Tuesday evening that the Ministry of Welfare, at the request of Minister Haim Katz, said there is no problem in principle […]

Jewish Group Marches in Halifax Pride Parade Following BDS Attempt to Remove All Mentions of Israel

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LGBTQ Jews and allies marched proudly in the Halifax Pride Parade (Nova Scotia, Canada) on Saturday, July 22. The March came after a controversy last fall at Halifax Pride’s annual general meeting, in which BDS activists tried and failed to remove all mentions and signs about Israel from the parade. A Wider Bridge was proud […]

Orthodox LGBTQ Community Puts Out AWB-Impact Funded Campaign

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Back in January, we launched A Wider Bridge Impact, our organization fundraising arm to financially advance and support the struggle of the LGBTQ community in Israel. Our first project, The Orthodox Visibility Project, aimed to help the religious LGBTQ organizations fund a visibility campaign in the media. See the outcome! “Our Faces, Together” The Orthodox […]

U.S. Jewish LGBT Leaders Slam Israeli Adoption Policy as ‘Blatantly Homophobic’

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Using words like “shock,” “alarm” and “frustration,” LGBT Jewish leaders in the U.S. said they were stunned by the news that two Israeli government ministries had signed off on “shockingly biased” policies making it extremely difficult for same-sex couples to adopt children in Israel. This week, the state told the High Court of Justice that it […]