Monday, February 13, 2012

OPINION: The Case Against Pinkwashing, Or Why I’m Gay For Israel

by Jayson Littman
Imagine a nation that prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, allows gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military, provides domestic-partner benefits in the private and public sectors, recognizes gay adoptions (and gay marriages performed abroad), has LGBT celebrities whose careers haven’t been hurt by their coming out, and saw more than 100,000 people attend its most recent Pride parade—even though the whole country is smaller than the state of New Jersey?
What if I told you that, despite being one of the most pro-gay democracies on Earth, this country is under fire from the gay-activist set?
You may have guessed: I’m talking about Israel—a country that, when it comes to Pride, proves size doesn’t always matter.

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