News and updates about LGBT

Bnei Akiva UK backtracks after wishing 'mazel tov' to lesbian couple

Newsletter of religious Zionist youth movement congratulates lesbian members on their engagement before deleting the 'mazel tov.'

Bnei Akiva UK backtracks after 'mazel tov' to lesbian couple

Watch: Suspect sets fire to LGBT bar in NYC

Two victims, women aged 23 and 25, were burned in the fire.

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The LGBT survey: An open letter signed by 15 Rabbis of Efrat, Gush Etzion

The survey on LGBT sent to Efrat residents, first published on Arutz Sheva, led to this protest letter signed by 15 of the city's rabbis.

The LGBT survey: An open letter signed by 15 Efrat Rabbis

On the shockingly skewed LGBT survey sent to Efrat residents

Those with same-sex inclinations are loved as are all Jews, but this survey is a grave breach from the view of halakha and Jewish ethics.

On the shockingly skewed LGBT survey sent to Efrat residents

Rabbis blast Disney over pledge to increase LGBT content

Coalition of US Orthodox rabbis condemns Disney's plan to increase LGBT content in protest of new Florida law.

Rabbis blast Disney over pledge to increase LGBT content

French LGBT orgs accuse Jewish presidential candidate Éric Zemmour of denying Nazi crimes

LGBT orgs file criminal complaint against presidential hopeful over claim homosexuals weren't deported en masse from France during Holocaust

French LGBT groups accuse Éric Zemmour of denying Nazi crimes

Just 44% of Arabs approve of inclusion of Arab party in current government

Only 1 in 3 Arabs feel that things have improved for them over the past year; 2 in 3 Arabs doubt that things will get better.

Just 44% of Arabs approve inclusion of Arab party in current govt

Question: A high-school girl who wants to be addressed as a boy

What was Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu's creative solution?

Question: A high-school girl who wants to be addressed as a boy

'Religious LGBT' organization lashes out at Rabbi Meidan

Chavruta organization decries "propaganda, distortions of the hate-filled lobby," accuses leading rabbi of "persecuting LGBTs."

'Religious LGBT' organization lashes out at Rabbi Meidan

Leading Religious-Zionist rabbi publishes position paper on LGBT issues

Rabbi Yaakov Meidan decries those in Israeli media, politics, who view opposition to forbidden deeds as the "enemies of humanity."

Leading Religious-Zionist rabbi publishes paper on LGBT issues

Jewish federations umbrella group removes gun control, LGBT advocacy from policy list

The Jewish Federations of North America removes advocacy for gun control and LGBT agenda from its policy priorities list.

Jewish federations drop focus on gun control, LGBT agenda

Israel to provide free couples counseling - but only for LGBTs

Welfare Ministry working with LGBT association to provide free legal counseling, couples counseling, parenting classes, and more - to LGBTs.

Israel to provide free couples counseling - but only for LGBTs

Haredi MK: Don't donate blood to Magen David Adom

'You are not acting as a governmental organization should act,' MK Moshe Gafni tells Magen David Adom.

Haredi MK: Don't donate blood to Magen David Adom

New LGBT-supportive Doritos ad sparks controversy among Israelis

Jerusalem's Dep. Mayor: "I am joining the boycott against the pervert encouragers"

New LGBT-supportive Doritos ad sparks controversyplayer

Leading rabbi: 'Arabs run wild because it's their culture, don't rent apartments to them'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Tzfat chief rabbi, blames Reform for assimilation, says Women of the Wall 'don't want to pray, they want to disturb.'

Leading rabbi: 'Arabs run wild because it's their culture'

Member of Rishon Lezion council: 'Don't let gay lecturers into schools'

Shas party representative in Rishon Lezion slams allowing LGBTs to lecture in educational institutions. Mayor: 'Saddened and horrified.'

Member of Rishon Lezion council: 'Don't let gays into schools'

Gay couple asks to be granted housewife exemption

Two men petition Israel's Labor Court to extend them the same National Insurance benefits granted to Israeli housewives.

Gay couple asks to be granted housewife exemption

Health Minister removes ban on gay blood donations

New regulations will ask all those who have engaged in high-risk behavior in recent months not to donate blood.

Health Minister removes ban on gay blood donations

Smotrich: 'LGBT community has been silencing people for years'

Pride parade was partially responsible for current coronavirus wave - and there's no reason not to say that, MK Smotrich says.

Smotrich: 'LGBT community has been silencing people for years'

MK Aryeh Deri: 'Health Minister Horowitz concerned with gender changes - not pandemic'

Shas chief slams Health Minister for promising to shorten wait times for sex change operations - instead of focusing on pandemic and health.

'Health Minister concerned with gender changes - not pandemic'

California professor apologizes for saying 'pregnant women'

'It was not my intention to offend anyone, the worst thing i can do as a human being is be offensive,' professor says.

California professor apologizes for saying 'pregnant women'

Watch: Georgians attack LGBT parade, beat up journalists

Georgian police seized the corpse of a TV cameraman injured during an attempted Pride Parade in Tbilisi for a state-led forensic autopsy.

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Does Israel have the authority to recognize sex change?

The 'Choosing Family' movement asked the Ministry of Health on what grounds it feels authorized to approve sex change in Israel.

Does Israel have the authority to recognize sex change?

Supreme Court strikes down legislation barring LGBT surrogacy

“The Supreme Court has yet again demonstrated that it wants to wipe Jewish tradition out.”

Supreme Court strikes down legislation barring LGBT surrogacy

Health Ministry to allow Supreme Court to rule on surrogacy

Government admits no chance of amending Surrogacy Law, requests Supreme Court rule on the issue in its place.

Health Ministry to allow Supreme Court to rule on surrogacy

Watch: EU slams Hungary's law prohibiting LGBT content

Discussions of the new law overshadowed overshadowing other topics at the EU summit, with half of EU members condemning the move.

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Matt Walsh: LGBT activists outraged that Pixar movie doesn't have gay theme

"Pixar can't even put out a movie about a couple of sea monsters becoming friends without Leftists trying to drape a rainbow flag over it."

LGBT activists outraged that Pixar movie doesn't have gay themeplayer

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: A family is a mother and father - nothing else

'We need to stand firm about the right to say that a family is a mother and father, nothing else,' Tzfat rabbi says.

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: A family is a mother and father

Hungarian Jews protest ‘gay propaganda law’

'All people are inherently pure,' Jewish group says in response to law banning LGBT propaganda from reaching children.

Hungarian Jews protest ‘gay propaganda law’

Yair Lapid orders pride flag flown at Foreign Ministry

For the first time ever, LGBT pride flag to be flown at Israeli Foreign Ministry's headquarters to mark Pride Month.

Yair Lapid orders pride flag flown at Foreign Ministry

Jews with homosexual tendencies are eligible for aliyah la'Torah

Ruling issued for those not engaging in forbidden acts after musician Daniel Zamir was denied an aliyah. Zamir called the ruling "historic."

Jews with homosexual tendencies are eligible for aliyah la'Torah

Over 1,500+ rabbis support Yeshiva University’s refusal of LGBTQ student club

LGBT lawsuit 'seeks to impose values on university, cancel its right to religious liberty, free expression,' rabbinic group says.

Rabbis support Yeshiva University refusal of LGBTQ student club

'Being LGBT isn't destiny, and I'm the proof of that'

'The psychological process I went through built my connection with myself. Today I'm married with 5 children.'

'Being LGBT isn't destiny, and I'm the proof of that'

Hungary: Family means mother is a woman, father is a man

Hungarian parliament passes law defining family as 'union between a man and a woman only,' barring LGBT couples from adopting children.

Hungary: Family means mother is a woman, father is a man

Inconvenient truths about sexual orientation

Dispelling myths: Same-sex attraction is less prevalent than we think, can be environmentally influenced and is often not immutable.Op-ed.

Inconvenient truths about sexual orientation

Finding the balance between Nitzavim and Vayelech

How quickly society changes acceptable human behavior! What was unthinkable and perverse is today admired and sometimes even enforced.

Finding the balance between Nitzavim and Vayelech

Yeshiva University rejects 'gay pride' club, says it will support students in other ways

YU rejects formation of campus group for "queer" students but says it is putting in place new policies to help students feel safe.

Yeshiva University rejects 'gay pride' club

Joint Arab List MK Walid Taha: 'Our society practically devoid of homosexuality'

Joint List MK explains why he voted against banning 'conversion treatment,' says gay way of life 'practically non-existent' in Arab sector.

MK: 'Arab society is almost devoid of homosexuality'

Former Noam party head sets up fund to provide free conversion therapy

Rabbi Dror Aryeh responds after bill to ban conversion therapy passes preliminary reading. 'Decree will increase youth suicides.'

Former Noam party head sets up fund for free conversion therapy

Tahini manufacturer under fire from Arabs for donating to Israeli LGBT organization

Arab Israeli tahini company that donated money to LGBT rights group faces boycott.

Tahini company under fire for donating to Israeli LGBT group