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Israel City Unveils Gay Holocaust Victims Memorial

By Aron Heller | Saturday Jan 11, 2014
Israel’s cultural and financial capital unveiled a memorial Friday honoring gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis, the first specific recognition in Israel for non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Israeli Memorial to Gay Holocaust Victims a First

By Aaron Heller | Friday Jan 10, 2014
Israel’s cultural and financial capital has unveiled a memorial honoring gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis during World War II.

Israel President Comes Out in Support of Marriage Equality

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Dec 9, 2013
Israeli President Shimon Peres said that he backs same-sex marriage during a trip to Mexico.

"No Gays Here," Says Israeli Mayor, Sparking Outrage

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Nov 12, 2013
An ultra-Orthodox Israeli mayor sparked international outrage this week after saying that there were no homosexuals in his holy city.

TV Ad Puppets Electrify Israeli Gay Rights Debate

By Tia Goldenberg | Saturday Oct 12, 2013
The goal was merely to promote clean energy in Israel - but television ads starring a pair of male puppets called "plug" and "socket" have instead unleashed a debate about gay pride.

Orthodox Israeli Jew is Devout Gay Drag Queen

By Daniel Estrin | Thursday Aug 1, 2013
It has been a long and agonizing metamorphosis for Shahar Hada, from being a conflicted Orthodox Jew to a proud religious gay man - and drag queen.

Israel’s Tel Aviv Holds Annual Gay Pride Parade

Friday Jun 7, 2013
Tel Aviv’s annual gay pride parade is kicking off with floats and rainbow flags fluttering across the city.

Israeli Police: Gay Killings Not a Hate Crime

Friday Jun 7, 2013
Israeli police say the killing of two people at a gay youth center in Tel Aviv four years ago is no longer being treated as a hate crime.

Porn’s Michael Lucas Documents Israel’s Vibrant Gay Life

By Steve Weinstein | Monday Feb 4, 2013
Outspoken pro-Israeli (& anti-Islam) advocateMichael Lucas moves from porn into documentary filmmaking with ’Undressing Israel,’ about LGBT life in the Holy Land.

Israeli Court OKs Gay Divorce

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Dec 6, 2012
A court in Israel made a historic move this week by granting a divorce to a gay couple. Currently, the country has yet to legalize gay marriage but does recognize same-sex marriages performed overseas.