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LGBTQ Israelis: A Keystone Community for Israel's Future

By Tyler Gregory on
June 7, 2019

In honor of Pride Month, Beth Am welcomed Tyler Gregory, Executive Director of A Wider Bridge (AWB) -- the LGBTQ organization building support for Israel and LGBTQ Israelis. Increasingly in recent years, supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement have targeted LGBTQ  communities and leaders by pushing a false narrative of “pinkwashing” – dismissing Israel’s strong record on LGBTQ rights (all of which were achieved through decades of community struggle), as a mere cover-up for issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Mr. Gregory will discuss the important work of AWB in directly engaging North American LGBTQ leaders with Israel and its LGBTQ people.

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