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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


Pride Flags in Jerusalem

"Finally! We see the pride flag flying in Jerusalem!

No, there aren't 400 flags like Tel Aviv or 300 like Haifa. It's also crazy how many people had to act and be involved to get the flags up. But we did not give up and won’t give up. It's a matter of principle.

And for those wondering, no, it's not just for the LGBTQ community. There are many people in the city who suffer from discrimination and prejudice. The LGBTQ community has become a symbol that demands equality for everyone, no matter who they are, where they are from, or what family they were born in to – everyone should be accepted and respected.

I'm pro pride

The Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance [1]

▶️Source: Laura Wharton [2]

0202 Editor’s Notes:
[1] The Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1997, with a community center serving people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. While reaching out with their message of equality and acceptance to all people in Jerusalem, Israel, and abroad, their main focuses are community building, providing humanitarian services, and promoting social change.
[2] Laura Wharton is a member of Meretz Jerusalem, an offshoot of the national political party, which lies on the left of the Israeli political spectrum. She is a member of Jerusalem's city council.

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