Israel

LGBTI Rights in Israel


ADDED ON: 09/19/2022

Gay Likud MK defends Netanyahu’s push for inclusion of anti-LGBT Noam party in bloc

Likud MK Amir Ohana on Sunday defended party leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s push to get anti-LGBT party Noam into the Knesset in the next election, saying he was willing to give up some…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2022

Defying ministry, rabbis tell school to put transgender boy in female-only class

Over a dozen rabbis called Thursday for a religious school in central Israel to force an 8-year-old transgender student into a female-only classroom, defying the wishes of both the boy’s parents and…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2022

Israel: Lapid becomes first prime minister to attend LGBT event

During the event, Lapid expressed his support for the legalization of same-sex marriage in Israel. Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid took part in an event marking the 20th anniversary of the founding…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

Rights groups ask Defense Ministry to stop sales of phone hacking tool to Uganda

Human rights groups have reportedly asked the Defense Ministry to stop permitting an Israeli company to sell its phone hacking tool to Uganda, claiming it is used for rights abuses. Cellebrite has…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2022

Israel’s Education System Revolutionized Its Approach to Transgender Students, but Still Has a Ways to Go

During the last week of school before summer vacation, the parents of N., a second-grader from the central Israeli city of Herzliya, visited her class in order to tell her classmates about…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2022

As Israel readies for new elections, the LGBTQ community is at risk

Israel’s government has collapsed — and the county is headed to new elections for the fifth time in three years. In this renewed period of uncertainty, Israel’s LGBTQ community has cause for…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2022

Leading Colorado LGBTQ lawmakers find Pride — and insight — in Israel

State Rep. Brianna Titone was a grand marshal of the Denver Pride Parade in 2019 and has walked in Pride parades in New York and Copenhagen, but she said it was her…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2022

Israel’s MKs surveyed on gay marriage.

As Pride Month is celebrated all over the world, Israeli citizens are once again sharply reminded that gay marriage is still not recognized by the state. Israeli news source Channel 13 conducted…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2022

Israeli right-wing magazine decries ‘LGBT-stan’ and ‘LGBT religion’.

The right-wing Channel 14 announced a new magazine on Monday, with the cover featuring a cartoon of worshippers surrounding a rainbow "golden calf" with the title "LGBT-stan: how radical left-wing organizations control…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2022

‘Transkids,’ Israeli documentary about transgender teens, gets virtual screening.

In honor of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, three Bay Area organizations will present a virtual panel discussion Tuesday about transgender identity in Israel, featuring the director of the Israeli…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2022

Gay couple attacked by yeshiva students in Jerusalem

Neria and Kevin were preparing their Shabbat dinner table at their home in Jerusalem when a yeshiva student decided to throw a stone through their window, narrowly missing Kevin's head, in the…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2022

Health Ministry formally bans LGBTQ+ conversion therapy

The Health Ministry issued a circular on Monday morning banning medical professionals in Israel from providing conversion therapy. The circular stresses the risks to mental health posed by conversion therapy and prohibits…

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