Rising Antisemitism: Lessons for LGBTQ Americans

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A Wider Bridge’s Executive Director Tyler Gregory penned this op-ed in the Washington Blade in response to the rising anti-Semitism in the US, and in particular, the spate of anti-Semitic incidences in the New York City area during Channukah 2019. Seventy-five years after the liberation of Auschwitz, deadly attacks on Jewish homes, businesses, and places of […]

Leadership Mission Alum Evan Wolfson Attends Groundbreaking Same-Sex Marriage Conference in Latin America

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Activists from across the Western Hemisphere will gather in Costa Rica this week for the first of its kind conference that will focus on marriage rights for same-sex couples in Latin America. Included, will be A Wider Bridge LGBTQ Leadership Mission alumnus, 2017 Evan Wolfson. Evan Wolfson at Tel Aviv Gay Pride Evan Wolfson was founder […]

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 […]

Gay Tel Aviv Councilman Criticizes Israeli Policy Towards Palestinians

Posted Posted in 2016 Israel Mission, home views, NEWS, News from Israel, VIEWS, Views From Israel

A gay member of the Tel Aviv Municipal Council on Wednesday said the Israeli government promotes LGBT rights in an attempt to divert attention away from its controversial policies towards the Palestinians. Mickey Gitzin, a gay member of the Tel Aviv Municipal Council, speaks to a group of Americans in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Nov. […]

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 […]