LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+ representatives meet with Liberman, seeking a new political home

The meeting included representatives from Israel's LGBTQ+ coalition that consists of 18 organizations.

5.6% of Americans identify as LGBTQ+ in latest Gallup poll

In total, 3.1% of Americans identify as bisexual, 1.4% as gay, 0.7% as lesbian and 0.6% as transgender, according to the poll.

A Jewish youth waves a flag as he participates in a march marking "Jerusalem Day", near Damascus Gat

Agudah, Facebook join to combat LGBTQ-phobia during Israel elections

The Noam Party, a right-wing extremist party, ran in past elections on the slogan of making Israel "a normal nation" with anti-LGBTQ+ slogans.

24/02/2021
LGBTQ flag

Coronavirus in Israel: LGBT-phobic cases spike, 1 reported every 3 hours

"LGBTQphobia does not disappear or diminish, but takes on a different form and adapts itself to the new reality to which we have become accustomed in the past year."

22/02/2021

Ari Gold, yeshiva student-turned-pop star and LGBTQ icon, dies at 47

Gold released seven albums, worked with homeless gay youth and worked to raise awareness about AIDS. While no longer Orthodox, he stayed connected to his Jewish identity.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
17/02/2021
An Iranian policeman takes out his gun ahead of a hanging.

Iran cleric: People who are vaccinated for COVID have ‘become homosexuals’

Iran’s regime has executed 4,000-6,000 gays and lesbians since its 1979 Islamic revolution.

Riot police, with a rainbow flag in the background, chase LGBT rights activists in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey’s far-right government bashes gay rights, student protests

Erdogan once supported gay rights: more than two decades ago. Now that has changed.

Grindr users surprised to find profile of anti-LGBTQ+ MK Mansour Abbas

The profile was likely created in response to the MK's negative views towards homosexuality, w after Abbas dismantled the Joint List earlier this week due to disagreements about LGBTQ+ rights.

Gay couple fined after helping mother during COVID lockdown

"The officer said 'No way. There's no such thing. It doesn't make sense that there's such a thing.'"

U.S. President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington

Biden overturns US military transgender ban

"President Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service, and that America’s strength is found in its diversity," the White House said in a statement.

By REUTERS
25/01/2021
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