ISRAEL - The Welfare and Social Services Ministry announced on Monday the allocation of an additional NIS 3 million toward initiatives for the LGBT community. It made the announcement ahead of International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, which is observed annually on May 17. In addition, the ministry announced the launch of an emergency shelter for LGBT youth at the cost of NIS 1 million annually. This, in addition to the existing Beit Dror shelter in Tel Aviv, to which NIS 2 million is allocated annually in collaboration with the non-profit Otot and the Tel Aviv municipality.
May 16 / Jerusalem Post