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Israeli Government Will Update Same-sex Adoption Laws

The Israeli government has announced changes to the country’s adoption laws. A case at the Supreme Court means discrimination against same-sex couples wishing to adopt will now be banned. It comes following a petition regarding same-sex adoption that was filed by the Association of Israeli Gay Fathers. The new legislation will be introduced by June

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Israelian Food Journalist Gil Hovav Visited LGL`s Community Center

Gil Hovav, the leading culinary journalist and TV personality in Israel, visited the LGL`s community centre on January 20, 2017. The event was organized in collaboration with Embassy of Israel in Lithuania. This delightful event provided with an opportunity for LGL`s community members to learn about the situation of LGBT* people in Israel. Israel is

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Jerusalem LGBT group sees ‘incremental’ progress

JERUSALEM — A small rainbow flag that hangs from the second floor of a nondescript building on HaSoreg Street near Jerusalem’s Zion Square is the only visible sign that the offices of Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance are inside. Tom Canning, director of development of the local LGBT advocacy group, on Nov. 13

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JUNE 21: Israeli gay activists fill a downtown street during the gay pride parade June 21, 2007 in Jerusalem. Some 3,500 people marched about 500 meters down a central Jerusalem street in the much-contested parade as about 8,000 Israeli police protected them from threats by ultra-Orthodox Jews to disrupt the march. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

Thousands attend Jerusalem Pride, despite fears of repeat attack

This year’s parade is being dedicated to the memory of Shira Banki, the 16-year-old girl who was murdered by anti-gay religious extremist Yishai Schlissel during last year’s march. In an open letter earlier this month, Banki’s parents urged the whole Jerusalem community to come forward and march in solidarity at this year’s Pride. A survivor of

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Israel to permit trans people to legally change gender without surgery

Israel is to re-draft its recognition laws, so trans people will no longer be forced to undergo surgery to legally change their gender. Israel’s Interior Ministry announced it would allow citizens to change their gender designation on ID cards from now on – without requiring them to go through gender reassignment surgery first. The change is