This is the archive for March, 2012.
- Sponsors of Israeli group weren’t here for open dialogue
Seattle Times, March 26, 2012 The Seattle LGBT Commission was right to cancel the reception for visiting Israeli gay leaders and its decision opens the door for true, inclusive dialogue, writes guest columnist Stefanie Fox. I love to talk. As a child, my mother constantly had to remind me not to share widely my recently [...]
- The right side of history
I’m so grateful for the way you stood up to defend the victory we had here two weeks ago, when the Seattle LGBT Commission cancelled a tour stop sponsored by the Israeli Consulate and extremist right wing group StandWithUs. (For a reminder of what happened, check out JVP-Seattle leader Wendy Elisheva Somerson’s account!) That victory opened [...]
- Queers Say No Pinkwashing in the Pacific Northwest
By Wendy Elisheva Somerson My friend Selma and I were gripping each other’s hands tightly last Thursday night, March 15th, as Seattle’s LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Commission voted on whether to cancel an Israelipinkwashing event that was scheduled to happen the next day at Seattle City Hall. We had both spoken in favor of [...]
- Stop the silencing at the NYC LGBT Center: Occupy the Center March 3rd!
The NYC LGBT Center has imposed a ban on Palestine solidarity activists from meeting at the Center and has instituted a “moratorium” on any discussion on the Israeli occupation. This Saturday, March 3, NYC Queers Against Israeli Apartheid will “occupy the Center” in symbolic protest. Stand in solidarity with them. Help us send 1,000 letters by Saturday March 3. For additional background, click [...]