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Sat Apr 26 2014 (Updated 04/28/14)
Queers Say No to Pinkwashing at Commonwealth Club
Sat Apr 26 2014 (Updated 04/28/14)
Activists Object to Using Israel's Liberal Policies on Sexuality as Smokescreen
The San Francisco Commonwealth Club hosted an event entitled "LGBT Rights in Israel: 25 Years of Progress and Challenges" on April 25 featuring Arthur Slepian, Executive Director and Founder of A Wider Bridge. Slepian's role is to go around promoting the idea that Israel is a progressive, democratic society because it has LGBT rights for Jewish citizens of Israel.

Queer activists and Palestinian queers call this "pinkwashing" — using Israel's liberal policies on sexuality and gender as a smokescreen to cover up its crimes against Palestinians, migrant workers, especially recently African migrants, and its apartheid system that legally discriminates between citizens on the basis of nationality and religion.

Activists handed out copies of a brochure called "The Truth About Gay Israel" as well as an article by Gheith Hilal of the Palestinian queer group, Al Qaws, laying out Eight Questions Palestinian Queers Are Tired of Hearing.

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