Zionist Union MK Itzik Shmuli announced on Friday morning that he is homosexual.
The young lawmaker penned a column in Yediot Aharonot reacting to the horrific stabbing spree in which six people were wounded during the Jerusalem gay pride parade on Thursday.
"The knife is being wielded at my community," Shmuli wrote. "We've kept silent. I've kept silent. No more."
"It is impossible to remain silent because when the knife is being pressed against the entire gay and lesbian community, my community, it won't stop there," he wrote. "Now is the time to combat this great darkness."