Since Mike Pence can’t go out with women other than his wife, Israel has an ethical obligation to take him to a gay party.
“I would encourage other governments, and militaries, still struggling with the issue of transgenderism to look to Israel for guidance.”
Sorting through questions of what it means to be a queer Jew in the wake of a disruptive protest.
The two dominant media stories about LGBT life in Israel are convenient narratives serving political ends — not queer Israelis, Raphael Magarik writes.
Liam Hoare admits thinking the image of an Israeli airplane bedecked in the colors of the rainbow flag was a hoax. Unfortunately, the $2.9M boondoggle to promote Tel Aviv Pride was very real.
A prominent African-American transgender activist canceled her scheduled appearance at the Brown University Hillel after facing criticism for allegedly supporting the Jewish group’s “pinkwashing” of Israeli treatment of the Palestinians.
Banning an organization from a queer conference or protesting its reception may have been disruptive, Scout Bratt writes. But why are we so afraid of disruption?
Days after 200 anti-Israel demonstrators forcibly shut down a reception at the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change conference, a group of American LGBT activists, both Jewish and non-Jewish, condemned the protesters’ behavior as “unacceptable and not in accord with the Task Force’s values of pluralism, inclusivity and thoughtful debate.”
Days after hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters at the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change conference attempted to disrupt a reception featuring Israeli LGBT activists, the American gay rights organization said it “wholeheartedly condemns anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic statements made at any Task Force event.”
From the activists wishing Jews gone from Israel to the activists wishing gay people dead in Gaza, we’re all making the Mideast crisis worse with our rhetoric, Jay Michaelson writes.