This is the archive for PinkWashing.
- LGBT Center overturns ban on Palestine-related events
Check out the report from Mondoweiss on LGBT Center’s reversal of ban on Palestine-related events: http://mondoweiss.net/2013/02/overturns-palestine-activities.html
- Tikkun: Debating Pinkwashing
Debating Pinkwashing (Tikkun, July 3, 2012) features Arthur Slepian’s “An Inconvenient Truth: Myths of Pinkwashing,” and four responses to that article by Katherine Franke, Wendy Elisheva Somerson, Uri Horesh, and Richard Silverstein.
- Haaretz: Israeli city bans gay pride parade, will hold ‘modest’ parking lot event instead
“Israeli city bans gay pride parade, will hold ‘modest’ parking lot event instead,” by Revital Hovel, published in Haaretz on 6/28/12, tells how the “tolerant” city of Ra’anana is parking its pride in a department store lot.
- JTA: Lesbian couple can both be child’s mother, Israeli court rules
JTA, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, has posted this article, “Lesbian couple can both be child’s mother, Israeli court rules” on its website. Good news! Israeli judge rules that two lesbian moms have rights to be the child’s mother. But Israel still has a long way to go: religious control over Israeli marriages means gay marriages [...]
- Israel’s pinkwashing exposed as dishonest at New York debates
Uri Horesh The Electronic Intifada 6 April 2012 “Pinkwashing is a way to normalize Zionism in a queer context.” So said Nadia Awad, an American-born documentary filmmaker of Palestinian ancestry, at a panel titled “(Un)Occupying Territories of Gender and Sexuality in Palestine,” at the New School for Social Research in New York. “Pinkwashing” comes to the fore [...]
- Seattle Jewish community leadership misrepresents Israeli LGBT pinkwashing event
By Richard Silverstein IMPORTANT: Please donate as generously as you can on behalf of an ad I plan to publish in the Seattle JTNews in protest of its distorted coverage of the Seattle City LGBT commission’s cancellation of a reception for an Israeli LGBT delegation that was part of an Israeli government pinkwashing tour coordinated withStandWithUs. Please [...]
- 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 [...]