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Israeli Politician Suggests Doctors Could Deny Care to LGBTQ+ People

Advocates fear the incoming government will roll back LGBTQ+ rights.


Gay Palestinian Man Beheaded After Receiving Death Threats

Ahmad Abu Marhia had been living in Israel while awaiting asylum in Canada.

New Zealand, Israel Take Steps Against Conversion Therapy

New Zealand passes a law banning use of the practice on minors and certain others, while Israel issues rules barring medical professionals from offering it.

An Inclusive Doritos Ad Has Led to Boycott Calls in Israel

The ad created to celebrate the country's Family Day includes various versions of families, including two same-sex couples.

Same-Sex Couples in Israel Will Soon Have Access to Surrogacy

Beginning next week, access to having children through a surrogate will be extended to include same-sex couples.

Text Message Tells LGBTQ+ Israelis Repent or Die

"You deserve severe punishment, death and deportation from Israel," the message reads.

Israel Allows Queer Men to Give Blood, U.S. Keeps Antigay Policy

The current policy of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration assumes the sex lives of gay and bisexual men are inherently riskier than others.

Israel is Considering a Bill to Ban Conversion Therapy

The bill would make the torturous practice illegal countrywide, but it's since been put on hold to make it more "moderate" to appease the opposition.  

Israeli Rabbi: COVID-19 Is Nature's 'Revenge' Against Pride Parades

Rabbi Meir Mazuz claimed only "Arab countries that don't have this evil inclination" will be spared from the global pandemic.

H. Alan Scott on What It Means to Be Jewish and Queer in 2019

The new documentary, Latter Day Jew, follows H. Alan Scott, a former Mormon who gets cancer and converts to Judaism. 

Palestinian Authorities Arrest Over a Dozen LGBTQ Activists

The group alQaws for Sexual and Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society sounded alarms after more than a dozen arrests.

Gamal Palmer: On Being Black, Gay, And Jewish in America

This activist discusses the disbelief people express when they find out he's Jewish.

Ilhan Omar Defends LGBTQ Palestinians' Protests in West Bank

The congresswoman also slammed Israel in the process.

Meet the New Lesbian Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv

Chen Arieli was an activist for 20 years before becoming deputy mayor of the Israeli metropolis. 

An Intimate Interview with Israel's Lifelong LGBTQ Activist Uzi Even

Uzi Even, the first openly gay person to serve in Israel's parliament, says he is slowly being forgotten. 

Israeli Education Minister Claims He Turned Gay Person Straight

Rabbi Rafi Peretz said he believes individuals can change their sexual orientation, and claims to have helped at least one youth do it.

13 Photos of the Largest Pride Parade in the Middle East -- Tel Aviv!

A quarter of a million people gathered in Israel's party city to celebrate and advocate.

Netanyahu Appoints Israel's First Gay Justice Minister

Amir Ohana, a Likud loyalist to the prime minister, makes history.

Jerusalem Rabbi Doesn't Want Pride Flags In City

But the city will fly flags anyway. 

Award Stripped From Lesbian Civil Rights Icon Angela Davis

The scholar says the award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute was rescinded because of her support for Palestinian rights.