Omra Levi-Hazan and her children, Nuri and Ma’ayan. The same night Yael died, “I decided that I would go on living and that I would lift up the lives of these children and not let them crash.” Eliyahu Hershkovitz

Israel's Cruel Treatment of a Lesbian Mom After Her Partner's Tragic Death

Omra Levi-Hazan was left on her own, with two small children. Her battle to get her partner recognized as a mother posthumously is story of true grit, but also of Israel's institutionalized insensitivity toward the LGBT families

This is a story that has jolted Israel’s LGBT community. It’s a tragic tale, not only because of the human circumstances entailed, but also because it embodies the fears harbored by thousands of LGBT families...

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