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Israel court allows transgender woman’s cremation

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
This undated photograph shows May Peleg, an Israeli transgender woman. Israel's Supreme Court has cleared the way for the cremation of Peleg, who committed suicide, rejecting an appeal by her religiously observant family for a traditional Jewish burial. May Peleg killed herself this month and asked in her will to be cremated. Peleg's family is ultra-Orthodox, a deeply conservative community, and Jewish law forbids cremation.
The body of an Israeli transgender woman who committed suicide will be cremated despite her ultra-Orthodox family's wishes. ...

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New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Khader Abu Seif (far left), Naeem Jiryes and Fadi Daeem, protagonists of the documentary movie "Oriented"
Khader Abu Seif's struggles as a gay Arab Israeli citizen are the subject of his documentary "Oriented," touted as the first to focus on gay Palestinian citizens. ...

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Over 100,000 celebrate at Tel Aviv LGBT Pride, region’s biggest

Saturday, June 13, 2015
"I don’t particularly like fiestas that stand up for people like gay pride, but I don’t attend them and I respect them," Zúñinga said.
Thousands of bare-chested muscular men, drag queens in heavy makeup and high heels, women in colorful balloon costumes and others partied at Tel Aviv's annual gay pride parade on Friday, the largest event of its kind in the region. ...

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Israel OK’s gay Jews to immigrate with non-Jewish same-sex spouses

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
JERUSALEM -- Israel says it will now allow Jews to immigrate to Israel with their non-Jewish same-sex spouses. In a directive publicized Tuesday, Israeli Interior Minister Gideon Saar told immigration authorities not to differentiate between married gay and straight couples. ...

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More than 100,000 party in Israel at largest LGBT pride in the Middle East

Friday, June 13, 2014
Israeli dancers perform during the annual Gay Pride Parade on a street of Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, June 13, 2014.
JERUSALEM -- Shirtless Israeli men, colorfully dressed drag queens and others partied Friday through central Tel Aviv as tens of thousands of people took part in the city's annual gay pride parade, the largest event of its kind in the ...

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Israel to lower minimum age requirement for gender reassignment surgery

Thursday, May 15, 2014
JERUSALEM, Israel – Israel’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday said it was lowering the the minimum age requirement to be approved for a sex change from 21 to 18. ...

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Israeli parliament bans discrimination against LGBT youth in schools

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
JERUSALEM, Israel -- The Israeli parliament on Tuesday approved passed a law prohibiting the discrimination in schools against students on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. ...

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More than one thousand rally in Tel Aviv to protest recent anti-LGBT violence

Friday, January 17, 2014
Yair Meyuhas, via Facebook
TEL AVIV -- More than a thousand people marched in the streets of Tel Aviv on Thursday to protest against transphobia and anti-LGBT violence in Israel. ...

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Gay men in Tel Aviv attacked by group hurling homophobic slurs

Sunday, January 12, 2014
Courtesy photo to LGBTQ NationOr Azulay (left) and Moshiko Hadad.
TEL-Aviv, Israel -- A group of gay and straight friends were violently attacked in Tel Aviv on Saturday by mob of 11 people hurling anti-gay slurs, just one week following a similar attack on a transgender woman. ...

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Israel city unveils gay Holocaust victims memorial

Friday, January 10, 2014
Oded Balilty, APAn Israeli man reads the text from a new monument honoring gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis during World War II for their sexual orientation and gender identity, In Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The landmark joins similar memorials in Berlin, Amsterdam, Sydney and San Francisco dedicated to gay victims of the Holocaust.
TEL AVIV, Israel -- 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. ...

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