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Israel Gays

Great News For Gay Jews

AP | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it will now allow Jews to immigrate to Israel with their non-Jewish same-sex spouses. In a directive publicized Tuesda...

Gay Pride Draws Thousands, But This Nation Has Far To Go In Promoting Equality

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 08.13.2014 | Gay Voices

JERUSALEM (AP) — Shirtless Israeli men, colorfully dressed drag queens and others partied Friday through central Tel Aviv as tens of thousands of pe...

Israeli President Backs Gay Marriage

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Israeli President Shimon Peres backed marriage equality during a state visit to Mexico, Ynet News is reporting. Peres, whose remarks came on the h...

Could This Gay Lawmaker Break New Ground In The Middle East?

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2013 | Gay Voices

* Israeli hopes to be first openly gay mayor in Middle East * Faces tough fight against gay-friendly incumbent * Tel Avi...

How One Nation Is Tackling Gay Rights Through TV Puppets

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 10.12.2013 | Gay Voices

JERUSALEM -- JERUSALEM (AP) — The goal was merely to promote clean energy in Israel — but television ads starring a pair of male puppets called "p...

Israel Plans Poignant Honor To Gay Holocaust Victims

Posted 08.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Israel will pay tribute to gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis during World War II with a special monument in Tel Aviv. Haaertz reports that...

A Grisly Arrest Ahead Of Tel Aviv's Pride

AP | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices

JERUSALEM -- Israeli police say they have arrested three suspects in connection to the killing of two people at a gay youth center in Tel Aviv four ye...

'Pinkwashing' Deconstructed

Scott Piro | Posted 02.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Scott Piro

Israel's queer enemies can hurl "pinkwashing" claims at her all they want. I, for one, celebrate the fact that Israel's government is proud enough of its LGBT rights record to use it for nation-banding.

Israel Battles Iran By Recruiting Gay Community

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israel is stepping up its public relations effort to discredit Iran within the international community, and part of its new campaign focuses on Tehran...