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Added on: 07/10/2024
Leah Forester knows what rejection feels like. When the Orthodox Jewish comedian came out as a lesbian several years ago, her Haredi family stopped speaking to her….

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Added on: 06/17/2024
06/16/2024
When Daoud, a veteran queer activist, recently walked past rainbow flags hung for Pride month in the old port city of Jaffa, a historic centre of Palestinian…

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Added on: 06/01/2024
05/31/2024
Jerusalem on Thursday held its annual gay pride parade under heavy security and with a subdued vibe, given the solemn mood in Israel after months of war….

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Added on: 02/25/2024
02/24/2024
Hanania Ben-Shimon, the IDF reservist who was wounded as he killed one of the terrorists in the attack at the A-Za’ayem checkpoint near Ma’ale Adumim on Thursday,…

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Added on: 02/12/2024
“De-radicalization is a rough process, and I’m extremely pleased that I cleansed myself of the antisemitism I grew up with,” Yemeni-born content creator and journalist Luai Ahmed…

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Added on: 02/05/2024
LGBTQ+ Palestinians in danger due to their sexual orientation can request asylum in Israel, the Tel Aviv District Court for Administrative Affairs ruled on Sunday, according to KAN…

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Added on: 01/20/2024
01/19/2024
Activists in the gay community agree that the IDF has undergone an inspiring evolution, in terms of its ability to accept and allow fair conditions for LGBT…

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Added on: 01/09/2024
Before the war broke out, LGBTQ rights were at the heart of fierce debate over the government’s campaign to weaken Israel’s courts. One month after his fiancee…

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Added on: 01/03/2024
01/02/2024
Six years since the state pledged to change adoption law so that discrimination against same-sex couples would be eliminated, the Israeli Supreme Court on Dec. 29 unanimously…

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Added on: 12/02/2023
A tight-knit community in San Francisco has suddenly found itself divided over the ongoing conflict in Gaza, leaving some feeling cut off from the support of their…

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Added on: 11/08/2023
11/07/2023
The Knesset on Monday passed an amendment recognizing LGBTQ partners of fallen IDF service members as widows and widowers, similar to heterosexual counterparts. The amendment followed the…

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Added on: 10/23/2023
10/22/2023
The tragic story of Captain (res.) Sagi Golan, a soldier in the special forces counter-terrorism unit who fell in the battle over kibbutz Be’eri, highlights the absurdity…

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Added on: 10/10/2023
As an American LGBTQ+ activist, Rachael Fried never thought she would feel a sense of relief upon landing in Dubai, where homosexuality is a crime. But when…

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Added on: 09/27/2023
The Supreme Court ordered the government on Tuesday to explain why it has not taken disciplinary action against Jerusalem Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar for comments he…

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Added on: 09/17/2023
09/16/2023
From Lebanon to Iraq, politicians in the Middle East have stepped up their anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric, raising concerns about an increase in homophobic violence and even tougher penalties…

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Added on: 08/28/2023
08/27/2023
Haifa District Attorney’s office filed an indictment in Haifa District Court on Sunday against the individuals suspected of having murdered Sarit Ahmad on June 9, 2023. The indictment,…

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Added on: 08/20/2023
08/19/2023
The police are looking into an incident in which a 31-year-old man from the central Israeli city of Rehovot was attacked due to his sexual orientation on…

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Added on: 08/17/2023
08/17/2023
Residents on Berl Katznelson Street in the Neve Sha’anan neighborhood of Haifa were stunned to discover this week in their mailboxes a pamphlet with inciteful content against…

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Added on: 08/03/2023
The High Court heard a petition Thursday against discrimination toward LGBTQ couples who wish to adopt, and indicated it might move to resolve the issue in the…

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Added on: 06/27/2023
06/26/2023
Israel Police walked back its demand from the organizers of the Mitzpeh Ramon Pride Parade in southern Israel to place a two-meter-high (about 6.7 feet) tarp fence…

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Added on: 06/05/2023
06/05/2023
A sigh of relief was released by Israeli Police’s top brass after the Gay Pride and Tolerance Parade in Jerusalem on June 1 ended without disturbances. Police…

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Added on: 05/23/2023
A special meeting of the Jerusalem City Council to mark the capital’s unification in 1967 devolved into a series of statements questioning the rights of LGBTQ people…

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Added on: 05/08/2023
05/06/2023
The Israel Police last week issued a new regulation regarding body searches of transgender people who have not fully transitioned, which several LGBTQ groups decry as harmful,…

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Added on: 03/20/2023
03/19/2023
The number of complaints of harm to members of the LGBTQ community rose by 11 percent in 2022, according to the annual report by The Aguda –…

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Added on: 03/16/2023
03/15/2023
The annual gala of A Wider Bridge, a Jewish LGBTQ group, had all the trappings of a festive event: Guests arrived in cocktail attire finery — one…

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Added on: 03/06/2023
03/05/2023
An international summit organized by Israel’s LGBT Tech and Madrid’s IE University will allow students and professionals in the LGBTQ+ community to “inspire and support” each other…

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Added on: 02/15/2023
A veteran Orthodox journalist on the country’s most-watched news network came out as gay on Tuesday. “I love men and I love God, and this is neither…

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Added on: 12/31/2022
12/30/2022
The Israeli legislature has elected Amir Ohana as its first out gay speaker as a number of anti-LGBTQ+ politicians are made cabinet members. Ohana, a close ally…

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Added on: 12/28/2022
12/27/2022
Israel’s largest medical center and health care workers from hospitals around the country have spoken out against remarks by allies of Benjamin Netanyahu calling for a law…

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Added on: 12/26/2022
12/25/2022
JERUSALEM — Designated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a rare rebuke of his new coalition allies on Sunday for saying they would advance laws allowing discrimination…