LGBT

Prison cell block
Yemeni blogger jailed by Saudi court for supporting equal gay rights

Saudi judges have convicted people for "immorality", having sexual relations outside of marriage, and homosexual sex.

By REUTERS
28/07/2020
palestinian tahini tel aviv
Calls to boycott pro-LGBTQ+ tehina backfire as sales spike

Despite the overall gains, Al Arz's sales are suffering in the Arab sector, its main market.

28/07/2020
Joint List may break up due to division on conversion therapy - report

Ra'am Party leader Mansour Abbas said that the electorate who voted for the list is angry at the support some of its members have shown for the law, and are demanding the dissolution of the list.

By MAARIV ONLINE
25/07/2020
LGBT flag on Jerusalem's King George Street, July 31, 2018
Controversial conversion therapy bill passes: 'Saving lives'

"Shame and disgrace" shouted some haredi MKs after the bill passed, as a number of MKs began to applaud.

22/07/2020
Thousands protest after Rafi Peretz stated that he supports gay conversion therapy.
Crisis over gay conversion bill will not collapse gov't - analysis

The bill is nevertheless another straw on the camel’s back.

Coalition stability battered over gay conversion therapy legislation

Likud minister says Gantz leading Israel to new election after Blue and White votes with opposition to approve Meretz-led legislation.

palestinian tahini tel aviv
Arab tahini company that donated money to LGBT rights group faces boycott

Al Arz tahini is distributed globally, with its adherents including the popular Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/07/2020
Israel Pride Parade
Israeli project to bring LGBTQ conversation to global Jewish community

Times of strife require times of unity to guide us to a better place. We are stronger when we each express our truest selves. And, we are stronger when united together.”

LGBTQ rights group names longtime Israel advocate as director

The announcement comes amid challenges.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
14/07/2020
The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017.
Instagram bans 'conversion therapy' content as opposition grows

The United Nations independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity called last month for a global ban on conversion therapy, describing it as "cruel, inhumane and degrading."

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
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