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LGBT Israelis from Ethiopia to visit US

Members of Kehila Lahatavit Ethiopit (KALA) or LGBT Ethiopian Community will begin their visit to the U.S. in San Francisco on April 17. (Image courtesy A Wider Bridge)
Members of Kehila Lahatavit Ethiopit (KALA) or LGBT Ethiopian Community will begin their visit to the U.S. in San Francisco on April 17. (Image courtesy A Wider Bridge)

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of LGBT Israelis from Ethiopia are scheduled to travel to the U.S. next month.

A Wider Bridge, which describes itself as an “LGBTQ advocacy group building connections between the Israeli and North American LGBTQ communities, on March 29 announced that members of Kehila Lahatavit Ethiopit or LGBT Ethiopian Community will begin their visit to the U.S. in San Francisco on April 17. They are expected to visit D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago and New York before returning to Israel.

“KALA is an extraordinary group of LGBTQ Ethiopian Israelis that is increasing its efforts to address the challenges they face, including discrimination, a relative lack of upward socio-economic mobility and the traditional attitudes of their own families and communities,” said A Wider Bridge Executive Director Arthur Slepian in a press release, referring to Kehila Lahatavit Ethiopit.

The trip is scheduled to take place less than three months after protesters forced the cancellation of A Wider Bridge reception at the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change Conference in Chicago.

Sarah Kala-Meir and Tom Canning of the Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance, an Israeli LGBT advocacy group, were scheduled to speak.

Source: https://www.washingtonblade.com

8 Comments

  1. sodomism is a sin that is bound to lead one to eternal death in hell and any body who practices sodomism must confess this sin and ask for the forgiveness of God. sodomism belongs to satan.

  2. sodomism is a sin that is bound to lead one to eternal death in hell and any body who practices sodomism must confess this sin and ask for the forgiveness of God. sodomism belongs to satan.

  3. Please tell these people that they are not Ethiopians and DO NOT represent ethiopians. They may represent the Jewish heritage

  4. Please tell these people that they are not Ethiopians and DO NOT represent ethiopians. They may represent the Jewish heritage

  5. Is this a sign of our progress ? While we are a starving country with no government to look after it’s people, is this the kind of story that needs publication ? Also, as a Christian and God fearing people of Ethiopia, we don’t want you to spread this dangerous news that will only serve to spread evil culture of the west in our community and most importantly in our children’s minds.
    Your decision to post this kind of useless news may be based on the fact that you are doing a journalistic job, but journalism also requires responsible reporting. I hope that you will refrain from posting such stories for the sake of Ethiopia’s children !!

  6. Is this a sign of our progress ? While we are a starving country with no government to look after it’s people, is this the kind of story that needs publication ? Also, as a Christian and God fearing people of Ethiopia, we don’t want you to spread this dangerous news that will only serve to spread evil culture of the west in our community and most importantly in our children’s minds.
    Your decision to post this kind of useless news may be based on the fact that you are doing a journalistic job, but journalism also requires responsible reporting. I hope that you will refrain from posting such stories for the sake of Ethiopia’s children !!

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