Gay Israel

Tel Aviv’s 2016 LBGTQ Pride Parade
A proud Knesset

Israeli society is inherently liberal and progressive when it comes to social issues.

 Hundreds of members of LGBT community protest surrogacy law in Tel Aviv
Jewish Agency to help gay employees with surrogacy costs

The Jewish Agency will become the first state body to help gay couples with surrogacy costs in light of ongoing ineligibility of gay couples for surrogacy in Israel.

Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade
Jewish same-sex couple win lawsuit, twins recognized as U.S. citizens

The couple, an American and an Israeli, were forced to undergo DNA tests that proved that one twin was the son of the American while the other was the son of the Israeli.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
23/02/2019
LGBT flag on Jerusalem's King George Street, July 31, 2018
LGBTQ hate incidents up 54% in 2018

The report notes that an incident of harassment or abuse against members of the LGBTQ community occurs every ten hours in Israel on average.

New LGBT political party to be founded

“A lot of parties like saying they promote gay rights, but we can better run our struggles by ourselves...straight people can’t really represent us. It’s time to have our own representatives."

05/08/2018
Love is love pride parade jerusalem Aug 2 2018
Annual Pride Parade takes over Jerusalem

Participants in the Jerusalem parade congregated in Liberty Bell Park amid heavy security, and at 17:30 began wending their way through the city.

western wall
200 leading rabbis call gays ‘perverts,’ oppose gay surrogacy

The letter caused outrage among liberal leaders and organizations, who castigated the rabbis and called for any of them on the public payroll to be fired.

surrogate
Single women soon to get access to surrogacy, gay couples denied option

Until now, state-supported surrogacy has only been available for married heterosexual couples; the new law will expand the eligibility to single women as well.

2018 Tel Aviv Pride Parade, June 8, 2018.
In pictures: 2018 Pride Parade

Tel Aviv's pride events reach their peak on Friday with the commencement of the city's 20th annual gay pride parade.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
08/06/2018
Peter Fox at Capital Pride 2017 in Washington
Creating a coalition to counter misinformation

“Their life mission is to delegitimize Israel, so unfortunately the line between anti-Zionist and antisemitic beliefs is very thin.”

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