Celebrating the ‘T’ in LGBT

Tel Aviv’s popular annual Pride events this year are highlighting the often marginalized issues and contributions of the transgender community.

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June 4, 2015 10:45
Tel Aviv's 2015 Gay Parade

From left: Nora Grinberg, Tel Aviv's 2014 Pride Parade, Elisha Alexander. (photo credit: ARSEN OSTROVSKY,LIAT MANDEL)

 
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‘Even if someone says the term LGBT, no one really knows what the ‘T’ stands for,” remarks Elisha Alexander, one of Tel Aviv’s leading transgender community advocates.

While familiarity with the acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender has increased in recent years, awareness of the daily realities that transgender and transsexual people face still remain largely in the shadows, and even overshadowed by the blanket LGBT banner.

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