Increasing homophobia mars Knesset LGBT day

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Increasing homophobia mars Knesset LGBT day

Post by Irn Bru on Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:38 am

As the Knesset marks first ever ‘gay community rights day,’ new reports on homophobia in Israel show 80 percent increase in documented homophobic incidents, alarming statistics about levels of violence faced by the LGBT community.

The state of LGBT rights in Israel can effectively be summed up in a series of events surrounding the Knesset’s first ever LGBT rights day. As much of an achievement as that was — although with caveats — the day was overshadowed by a number of proposed bills to advance LGBT rights that were shot down before before even getting off the ground.

A day earlier, a major gay rights advocacy organization released its latest set of figures on homophobia in Israel. The report showed an 80 percent increase in the number of documented anti-LGBT statements and incidents in 2015, compared with the previous year.

A second report published by a coalition of feminist organizations found that around two-thirds of LGBT women have suffered sexual harassment, a third have been subjected to physical violence and 81 percent felt compelled to hide their identity in some way or another. A report released earlier last year showed that half of Israel’s transgender population has been physically assaulted at least once.

These statistics are backed up by research undertaken by the Berl Katznelson Foundation last December, which found that the LGBT community was second only to Palestinians as the targets of online incitement in 2015. A social media monitoring service found 6,836 homophobic statements posted on Hebrew-language social media in January 2016 alone.


http://972mag.com/increasing-homophobia-mars-knesset-lgbt-day/117348/

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Re: Increasing homophobia mars Knesset LGBT day

Post by sassy on Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:43 am

Truth will out as they say.
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Re: Increasing homophobia mars Knesset LGBT day

Post by Irn Bru on Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:49 am

sassy wrote:Truth will out as they say.

The gay people who flee there from Gaza are sent straight back to where they came from. No sanctuary for them there.
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