Tag: LGBTQ

Outrage over NBA yanking All-Star Game from Charlotte

A prominent Christian leader is calling out the National Basketball Association for pulling its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, in protest of the city’s decision to enforce a law protecting women and children against a proposed pro-LGBT ordinance that would have allowed potential male predators into opposite-sex restrooms.   Christian Action League […]

Police arrest 30 protesters amid unprecedented security at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

One year after the murder of teenager Shira Banki, at least 30 suspects were arrested for attempting to disrupt Thursday’s annual Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade, which attracted a record 25,000 participants amid unprecedented security.   Following Banki’s death at the hands of religious zealot Yishai Schlissel last July, hundreds of heavily-armed police officers from a […]

Largest ever Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance

Under heavy security on Thursday afternoon, participants in the Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance began to gather for what has already become the largest Pride parade in the capital ever. Hundreds of police officers will be securing the event and are carrying out thorough checks of all entering, and over 10,000 participants have already […]

Jerusalem rabbis speak out in support of the Pride Parade

Despite hundreds of rabbis speaking out against Jerusalem’s gay parade and Rabbi Yigal Levenstein’s anti-gay comments, a Jerusalem-based Orthodox rabbi nevertheless gave full support to the event.   “I feel there is a community who is being oppressed at the moment, and society is judged on how you treat your disenfranchised,” Rabbi Donniel Hartman told […]

Leading Zionist Rabbis Protest ‘Abomination’ of Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

Israeli rabbis who are both Zionist and ultra-Orthodox have published a letter opposing Thursday’s gay pride parade in Jerusalem, calling the event a “parade of abomination.” The president of Jerusalem’s Har Hamor Yeshiva, Rabbi Zvi Tau, published the letter Wednesday with Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, the head of the Ateret Yerushalayim Yeshiva in the Old City’s […]

California: 1st State To Teach LGBT Curriculum — to 2nd Graders

California is the first state to adopt the LGBT rights agenda formally into its public schools, as part of a new history and social studies curriculum that will reach children as young as the second grade. “This is a big win for our students,” said California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson in a statement. “This […]

Schlissel suspected of planning to have brother attack Pride Parade

Yishai Schlissel was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion that he had established contact with radical activists in an effort to plan an attack during the Pride Parade held in Jerusalem, it was cleared for publication Thursday   According to information and evidence gathered during a police investigation, Schlissel planned with his brother, Michael Schlissel to […]

J’lem Police commander: Pride parade to continue as planned

The Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance is set to continue on its planned route despite threats by extremist elements to disrupt it, said Jerusalem District Police Commandner Yoram Halevy.   “Any and all attempts to disrupt the parade will be met with a firm and resolute response, and they will be arrested and prosecuted,” […]

The gay couple marrying tomorrow at J’lem Pride respond to Barkat

Yochai Werman and Yotam Hacohen intend to celebrate their love at the Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance on Thursday by holding a marriage ceremony at Liberty Bell Park.   Their joy however, will also be accompanied by sadness with the murder of 16-year-old Shira Banki in last year’s Pride parade figuring in the background. Prominent […]

Barkat condemned by Left for not participating in Gay Pride Parade over religious objections

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was lambasted by left-wing politicians Wednesday as insensitive and biased after announcing that he will not attend Thursday’s Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade because it is damaging to the ultra-Orthodox and right-wing sectors’ sensibilities.   In an interview with Yedioth Ahronoth, Barkat – who has a largely right-wing and religious municipal coalition, […]