LISTEN: Israeli Gays Pay the Price for Cyber-arms Aimed at Queer Communities

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Hundreds of LGBTQ members and supporters attending a Pride rally in Tel Aviv, June 28, 2020.
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Hundreds of LGBTQ members and supporters attending a Pride rally in Tel Aviv, June 28, 2020. Credit: Meged Gozani
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Haaretz Weekend

Host Simon Spungin is joined by human rights lawyer and LGBTQ+ activist Eitay Mack for a deep dive into the Israeli gay community’s #metoo moment, conversion therapy and the price the LGBTQ+ community in Israel is paying for its alliance with companies that sell technology used to repress gays elsewhere.

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We ask: Do the gay communities have a special role to play in protesting Israeli companies’ sale of ‘technologies of repression’? As the LGBTQ+ communities in Israel face their #metoo moment, will we discover that sexual harassment and assault are as prevalent as in the straight community?

Support groups: The Aguda - The Association for LGBTQ Equality in IsraelAssociation of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel.

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