Israel

LGBTI Rights in Israel


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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ADDED ON: 02/08/2022

Israel to open first LGBT shelter for Arab youth

Israel is set to open its first shelter designated for LGBT Arab Israeli youth, in a move hailed as “historic” by one of the lawmakers who led the initiative. The Welfare and…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2022

Israel’s LGBT+ community faces up to its ‘Me Too’ moment as sexual abuse survivors break silence

In June 2021, gay rights activist Omri Feinstein from Israel asked queer people on Instagram to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault – and he could never have been prepared…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2022

Israel opens surrogacy to same-sex couples, single fathers, transgender people.

Israel announced on Tuesday that the country will begin allowing same-sex couples, single fathers and transgender individuals to pursue parental surrogacy. The news was delivered by Israeli health minister Nitzan Horowitz, who…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2021

‘You’ll be destroyed’: LGBTQ Israelis receive hate texts allegedly sent by rabbi

Thousands of members of Israel's LGBTQ community have recently received disturbing hateful text messages, which were allegedly sent by a yeshiva rabbi, police revealed Monday. The Aguda – Israel's LGBT Task Force…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2021

Israeli deputy foreign minister denies country engages in ‘pinkwashing’

Israel’s openly gay deputy foreign minister this week dismissed the idea that his country’s government promotes LGBTQ rights in order to divert attention away from its policies towards the Palestinians. “I would…

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