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Israel Lgbt Rights

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...

Michael Lucas: Undressing Israel

Scott Alexander Hess | Posted 04.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Scott Alexander Hess

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.

LISTEN: Celebrity Chef Gil Hovav On Being Out In Israel

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 01.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

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.

‏Welcome Back to the Disco Days

Udi Urman | Posted 09.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Udi Urman

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.

The Crazy Lie of "Pinkwashing" and the Liberal Case for Israel

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 08.06.2012 | Books

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.

A Documentary Guide to Pinkwashing

Sarah Schulman | Posted 02.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Sarah Schulman

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.