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Gay Israeli group express solidarity with Palestinians

Marc Shoffman August 7, 2006

Jerusalem Open House, organisers of WorldPride, will express solidarity with the gay Palestinian community tomorrow at a demonstration next to the city’s separation wall.

The protest will highlight problems of the political situation and will also offer support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Palestinians who do not have as much access to services, including those of JOH, as their neighbours in Israel.

Participants will gather in Gan Ha-pa’amon from 830 in the morning and will march to a pre selected spot near the separation wall to express their support.

Other WorldPride highlights this week include an LGBT Clergy Multifaith Convocation: “Reclaiming Our Faith and Our Heritage,” a protest highlighting anti-gay incitement and hate campaigns targeting lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people, and conferences on gay youth, human rights and health.

Events and conferences continue until August 11 2006.

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