Israel: Lapid becomes first prime minister to attend LGBT event

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08/28/2022

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 of LGBT youth organization Israel Gay Youth (IGY) Saturday night at the Tel Aviv Opera House. By doing so, Lapid became the first sitting prime minister to attend an official event held by the LGBT community, with IGY’s CEO noting, “This is how history is made – through actions.” Speaking at the event, Lapid expressed his support for the legalization of same-sex marriage in Israel, which he called “an important and just social revolution,” noting the reform is supported by 78 percent of Israelis.

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