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LGBTI Rights in Israel


ADDED ON: 09/15/2021

LGBTQ+ Agudah hosts Polish chief rabbi to begin new project for Diaspora

The Agudah – The Association for LGBTQ Equality in Israel has launched a new plan to help LGBTQ+ Jews in the Diaspora and olim to Israel, hosting a meeting with Jewish leader…

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ADDED ON: 08/24/2021

Israel Will Now Let Gay Men Donate Blood

Israel has ended a restriction on blood donation that effectively prohibited gay men from donating blood. Until now, Israel had prohibited any man who had had same-sex relations over the past 12…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2021

Pride Event in Israeli Settlement Draws Opposition From Multiple Directions

An LGBTQ Pride event in Ariel on Thursday marked one of the first such events in an Israeli settlement. The event was the initiative of 26-year-old Gal Hevroni, a gay former combat…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2021

Israel’s Supreme Court rules in favour of same-sex couple surrogacy rights

Israel’s Supreme Court on Sunday ruled that current legal restrictions barring same-sex couples from becoming parents through surrogacy were unlawful and must be lifted within six months. The country’s LGBTQ+ community praised…

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ADDED ON: 06/28/2021

Israel’s ‘First Lesbians.’ It Hurts When You’re All Alone in the World

For a long time Hana Klein thought she was the only lesbian in Israel, and maybe in the whole world. She was born in 1951, grew up in Tel Aviv and at…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2021

Israel’s Foreign Ministry waves LGBTQ Pride flag for first time

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid instructed his ministry to raise an LGBT pride flag outside its Jerusalem headquarters in honor of Pride Month for the first time on Monday. The Foreign Ministry and…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2021

Thousands join Jerusalem Pride march in call for LGBT rights

Thousands of people marched through Jerusalem on Thursday in the annual Pride parade, celebrating LGBTQ rights in the conservative city amid heavy police security. Pride events in Jerusalem, which is home to…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2021

Trans men mocked and denied entry to Egypt by border guards because they ‘do not look female’

Or Mizan and Titi Katan, both from Haifa, Israel, were travelling to Egypt for a five-day holiday in the Ras a-Satan resort in the Sinai peninsula when they were stopped at the…

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ADDED ON: 05/04/2021

Eitan Ginzburg to become Israel’s third gay cabinet minister on Monday

Israel has a record three cabinet ministers from the LGBT community after Blue and White faction chairman Eitan Ginzburg was sworn in as communications minister in the Knesset plenum late Monday night.…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2021

Sagi Berman to come out as Israeli top-flight soccer’s first transgender referee

Israeli Premier League soccer referee Sagi Berman will come out publicly as transgender at a Tuesday press conference. She is the league’s first-ever transgender referee. Berman, 27, has been transitioning over the…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2021

Hate sign put up against lesbian kindergarten teacher in Be’er Ya’acov

A sign which says "[this kindergarten] is run by lesbians" was hung on a short railing near Moatza square in Be'er Ya'acov on Wednesday, as part of an ongoing campaign of harassment…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2021

Israel activists protest rising influence of anti-gay lawmakers

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Jerusalem on Tuesday against a group of newly elected Israeli lawmakers who oppose gay rights, in a Middle Eastern country seen as progressive in promoting LGBT equality.…

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