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Israel's Health Ministry Bans Gay Conversion Therapy

Israel’s Health Ministry Bans Conversion Therapy

Israel’s openly gay health minister on Monday announced health care professionals can no longer practice so-called conversion therapy in the country. “No one needs conversion,” said Nitzan Horowitz after the Israeli Health Ministry published the prohibition. “Lesbians, gay, trans and straight, you are just as good and beautiful as you are.” A Wider Bridge, a U.S.-based organization that describes itself …

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Itamar S.N., White Smoke

White Smoke, A New LGBTI Middle Eastern Novel

We’re here with Itamar S.N., the author of the new novel, White Smoke. Your book deals with some political and social issues. From the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to LGBT rights. How do you describe your book? White Smoke is, above all, a love story. A love between two men, a patriotic passion for one’s country, and the primary love for all …

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Tel Aviv Gay Pride

Gay Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is known as one of the world’s finest and friendliest LGBT+ travel destinations. Go and experience Israel, where you can express yourself, indulge yourself, or just be yourself in cosmopolitan gay-friendly cities and resort towns. The vibrant scene is alive year-round, with dazzling nightlife, hip restaurants, stylish boutiques, and busy streets hopping with clubs and cafés: perfect for …

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Jerusalem Pride, 2021

Jerusalem Celebrates Pride Parade

Thousands of people marched in Jerusalem’s pride parade on June 3, marking a return to the celebration of the LGBTI+ community a year after it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of people marched through Jerusalem on Thursday in the annual Pride parade, celebrating LGBTI+ rights in the conservative city amid heavy police security. Chanting for equality and …

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Sapir Berman

Sapir Berman becomes Israel’s first Transgender Soccer Referee

A top soccer referee came out publicly as the Israeli Premier League’s first ever transgender referee at a Tuesday press conference. Sagi Berman told reporters that she now identifies as a woman, and has changed her name to Sapir. “I always saw myself as a woman, from a very young age. At first I did not know how to name …

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Memorial for Gay Holocaust Victims in Tel Aviv, Israel

Memorial for Gay Holocaust Victims in Tel Aviv

Israel announced that it is to erect a monument in the honour of gay victims of the Holocaust, the first of its kind in the country. The memorial is to be completed in Meir Park, Tel Aviv later this year, and the first of its kind in Israel. Like other monuments around the world, it will feature a concrete pink …

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Living as a Lesbian and Gay in Israel

Israeli seems to be the most progressive country in the Middle East when it comes to homosexual rights. Lesbians can serve in the military, adopt a child born to her current partner by artificial insemination from an anonymous sperm donor. Israel only recognizes marriage performed by religious institutions. This means that both heterosexuals (who don’t want a religious ceremony) and …

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Rabbi Daniel Asor

Israeli Rabbi: COVID-19 Vaccine Will Make You Gay

Rabbi Daniel Asor told his followers in a recent sermon that they should avoid being vaccinated against COVID-19 as doing so could “turn them” into homosexuals, according to Israel Hayom. The Rabbi shared conspiracy theories with his followers, claiming that the vaccines are manufactured by a “global malicious government,” the Jerusalem Post reported. Daniel Asor’s claimed that the “malicious government” …

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