Love Not Bombs: Queer Tel Aviv with Etai Pinkas
Co-sponsored by Meretz USA and Ameinu
Monday, May 1, 5:30pm
Please join us for
with Etai Pinkas
Monday, May 1st
Drinks at 5:30, Talk at 6:00
KGB Bar: 85 E. 4th St, between 2nd and 3rd Ave. Map
Known more for decades of war and occupation than its annual gay pride parade, Israel is in fact home to the most vibrant and open gay community in the Middle East. Nowhere is this community more vibrant or open than in Tel-Aviv, fifteen percent of whose residents claim to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans-gendered.
Enter Etai Pinkas, the youngest city councilman in Tel Aviv and one of the few openly gay politicians in Israel. Formerly the head of Agudah, the Israeli Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans-gender association, Etai is actively involved with promoting gay rights in Israel and is currently trying to persuade the Israeli government to recognize gay marriages performed abroad.
Stop by the KGB Bar on May 1st to meet Etai Pinkas and learn about the struggle ? the other struggle ? in the Middle East.
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Added by meretzusa on April 25, 2006