In the second year in a row, Tel Aviv hosted the international TAG games for the LGBTQ community. “The atmosphere is never sexual,” says one Indian-British visitor from London who grew up in Dubai
Gay Middle East
Egypt takes pride in an actor winning the Oscar for playing a queer icon, but makes life difficult for LGBTQ citizens – especially transgender ones
Mashrou' Leila has stirred controversy in Egypt and Jordan for their politics and LGBT themes, but the clip they teased for their new song is drawing a warm reception
Want a model as your egg donor? Fork over another $8,500. Want boy-and-girl twins? Try genetic engineering. Like many gay couples, we turned to surrogacy. But given the life story of the woman who carried our twins, we had to wonder if surrogacy can ever be moral
An Israeli professor describes his difficult path toward coming to terms with his gay son, the dancer-choreographer Ido Tadmor
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
'There is a big gap between what Netanyahu writes and the real discrimination the LGBTQ community is experiencing in Israel,' activists say in response
Gay people are the symbol of secular Israel in the 21st century
The parade in the northern Israeli city was held this year in honor of senior members of the LGBT community
LGBT activists from Turkey arrive in Tel Aviv to share ideas and soak up the energy
It must inspire to set the agenda with respect to the struggle for absolute equality between men and women, against exclusion of women in the public space and against gender segregation
Though Lebanon became the first Arab country to hold a gay pride week, detained organizer was released only after signing a pledge to cancel its remaining events
The radio station, called 'the first LGBT radio station in the Arab world' by its director, was founded two weeks ago with support from the Dutch embassy
Community members are being arrested, 'support' in the media is prohibited and rights groups won’t protect them. Now a bill before parliament makes homosexuality an offense punishable by up to 15 years in prison
Those arrested are subjected to anal examinations, which rights groups Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch say amounts to torture.
Rights group urge end to crackdown as Egypt arrests at least seven after a rainbow flag was waved at a concert of Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila
The seven attended the Lebanese rock band Mashrou' Leila's Friday show, and face charges of inciting immorality and promoting homosexuality, said a security source
22 people were arrested, one was carrying a knife; police are taking steps to prevent a repeat of the 2015 murder of a teenage girl at the parade
Hundreds of police and security guards will safeguard the marchers, two years after teenager Shira Banki was murdered at the parade
Israeli army even funds sex reassignment operations for transgender individuals, but some are urging Israel to follow Trump
Government officials tried to blame society's intolerance for their refusal to recognize same-sex adoptions - but the fault is in themselves
Governmental efforts to 'cure' them, inflated costs of sex-change drugs and forced marriage are just some of the hurdles faced by transgender people
Interior Ministry declines to give reason, but Jordanian lawmakers object to lyrics and sexual orientation of Mashrou' Leila's lead singer
I confess, with all due respect: Instinctively, I’m still put off by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. But in my mind I accept them
The LGBTech organization was established in order to increase awareness in the business sector in Israel of the needs and feelings of employees from the LGBT community.
Anti-occupation protesters briefly blocked the Tel Aviv parade
Russia is the main destination for Israelis seeking international adoption, but the country doesn’t recognize same-sex couples and prohibits them from adopting
'I would shower on the other side of the road,' Stoudemire, who now plays in Israel, told local media; 'He clearly was joking,' team says.
Israeli Gay Youth head tells lawmakers that in nearly three out of four cities where it operates, group gets nothing at all.