Friday, May 1, 2015
Article shows relationship of LGBT community to Israel-Palestine-Gaza conflict
An article by Toshio Meronek in Truthout starts out by discussing Seattle’s gay mayor and the Indiana boycott by the state (for paid travel), before going to make a comparison with Israel, which now wants to appear progressive on gay issues, while, as the writer notes, continuing “apartheid” on the West Bank and Gaza, link here.
There follows a detailed interview with Dean Spade about a visit to the West Bank by an LGBT delegation, and a tactic called “pinkwashing”. There is also a right wing organization, “StandWithUs”, associated with anti-gay advocacy in the US.