Forging alliances

Arthur Slepian talks with the ‘Magazine’ about his organization, A Wider Bridge, and its efforts to connect North American LGBT individuals to their Israeli kin.

June 30, 2015 19:15
Arthur Slepian

Arthur Slepian poses in front of the Knesset with other Wider Bridge participants.. (photo credit: DOR SITHAKOL)

When Vanity Fair splashed Caitlyn Jenner on its cover early this month, the Western world gasped in shock and surprisingly, for the most part, celebrated and embraced what it saw.

While former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner’s story of transition indicates the shifting sands of tolerance for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), one need not look across the ocean for progress in accepting this community – as here in Israel, we are already a step ahead of the game.


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