Chen Arieli was an activist for 20 years before becoming deputy mayor of the Israeli metropolis.
Uzi Even, the first openly gay person to serve in Israel's parliament, says he is slowly being forgotten.
Rabbi Rafi Peretz said he believes individuals can change their sexual orientation, and claims to have helped at least one youth do it.
Amir Ohana, a Likud loyalist to the prime minister, makes history.
But the city will fly flags anyway.
The scholar says the award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute was rescinded because of her support for Palestinian rights.