International News

This year’s Tel Aviv Pride Parade to be replaced with rally for “pride, hope, and liberty”

Graham Robson May 9, 2024

The major of Tel Aviv, Ron Huldai, has announced the city will not hold its annual Pride Parade in June. Instead of the regular parade, Huldai said that Tel Aviv and LGBTQ organisations have decided to hold a rally for “pride, hope, and liberty.” “This isn’t the time for celebrations,” Ron Huldai wrote on X. […]

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Gay Israeli soldier unfurls LGBTQ+ flag in Gaza

Graham Robson November 13, 2023

Yoav Atzmoni, a gay Israel Defence Forces soldier, who was called up to fight after the October 7 massacre, unfurled an LGBTQ+ flag while stationed Gaza, which read ‘In the name of love’. Yoav brought the Pride flag on his tank to his fight against Hamas, despite it making him a larger target for attacks […]

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Elska presents photos and stories from gay Haifa, Israel’s most diverse city

Graham Robson September 28, 2023

Inside, readers can get to know a cross-section of ordinary men from the LGBTQ+ community of Israel’s most diverse big city, including representatives from locals with Jewish, Arab, and post-Soviet backgrounds, presenting them through intimate photography and personal stories.

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International LGBTQ+ pop artist BARAK releases new single MOOD

Graham Robson September 15, 2023

Since releasing his debut single two years ago, gay pop artist BARAK has proudly flown the LGBTQ+ flag across Israel with his unique brand of electro-pop winning over fans and critics alike. Hailing from Tel Aviv, BARAK has released a string of infectious anthems perfectly fit to soundtrack the latest parties, with new track MOOD being no exception.  

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Israel passes bill to start to ban conversion therapy

Rachel Badham July 25, 2020

On Wednesday July 22 a bill to ban gay conversion therapy in Israel passed its first stage in the country’s parliament, making it the first country in the Middle East region to take steps towards banning the controversial practice.

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