Knesset Holds Annual LGBTQ Rights Day

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The 3rd annual LGBT rights day, organized by the Aguda, was held Tuesday (2/20) in the Israeli Knesset. Four hundred people (the maximum who could enter the Knesset) attended from Israel’s LGBTQ communities. The day began with topic discussions in various committees, including the Committee on Education, Defense (integrating LGBTQ folks within the IDF), and […]

Op-Ed: Israel Must Change Its Discriminatory Surrogacy Law

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Israel’s Surrogacy Law doesn’t apply to single women or same-sex couples – who are forced to seek surrogacy abroad.  Gay Activist Asaf Weiss reminds us that it’s time for a change. A demonstration on behalf of the right of same-sex couples to local surrogacy, in Jerusalem in March 2016. Photo: Emil Salman The relationship between […]

Sex Change in One Click

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Great news for the trans community in Israel! The Ministry of Health announced that as of yesterday (Wednesday) people can send a sex change form to be filled in by a doctor at the touch of a button. MK Merav Ben-Ari and Executive Director Maavarim, Elisha Alexander, at the final State Control Committee meeting The […]

Israeli Ministers Vote Down Gay Rights Bills on Eve of LGBT Rights Day in Knesset

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Today is LGBT Rights Day at the Israeli Knesset and it’s very much needed: Three bills concerning the status of the LGBT community in Israel were voted down by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation this week Three bills concerning the status of the LGBT community in Israel were voted down by the Ministerial Committee on […]