The outspoken gay celeb, safe-sex advocate and uber-successful gay porn kingpin will premiere Undressing Israel: Gay Men in the Promised Land at the 2013 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival on Feb. 8. This week I tracked down Lucas to chat about his shift to documentary.
This week I talked with Gil Hovav, Israel's leading culinary journalist and a television personality, about being out in Israel, LGBT issues, his newest cookbook Confessions of a Kitchen Rebbetzin and his spin on the current Gaza conflict.
Gay people have a battle to wage for their right to a normal life all over the world. So finally, when something is good and moving forward on the right track -- even if it is in Israel, which too many people love to hate -- embrace it, love it and enjoy it.
Israel's commendable gay rights record should be a cause for the American Left to celebrate. But in our political discourse today, the Israel-is-always-wrong crowd has used Israeli publicity of its proud LGBT culture as yet another reason to criticize the Jewish State.
Pinkwashing is the cynical use of queer people's hard-won gains by the Israeli government in an attempt to rebrand themselves as progressive, while continuing to violate international law and the human rights of Palestinians.