do you know all of them?

Who’s fighting for the rights of the LGBT community in Israel? Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) groups & organizations range from social and support groups to organizations that are political in nature. Some groups are independent, some are more radical than others, some are aligned with other bigger umbrella or religious organizations. Find out which organizations are working on Social Justice for LGBT people in Israel.

LGBT Organizations Israel:

The Bat-Kol – Religious Lesbian Organization was founded in 2005 by a group of women who were not willing to relinquish their religious identity or their right to live their lives as lesbians.

hoshen | חינוך ושינוי
Hoshen, the Hebrew acronym for “Education & Change”, is the education and information center of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) community in Israel. It is a nationwide, non-profit organization whose purpose is to fight stereotypes regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

הבית הפתוח » Jerusalem Open House
The Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance (JOH) is a leading organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and their allies in the heart of Jerusalem. As a grassroots, activist community center, we provide direct services to all LGBTQ individuals in Jerusalem and its surrounding communities, while working to secure LGBTQ rights in Israeli society at large. With a constituency as diverse as the city itself, the JOH transcends political, ethnic and religious boundaries to build and unite a community in pursuit of the common goal of tolerance and mutual support.

LGBT Olim is an Israel-wide online community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people who have moved to Israel or are thinking about doing so. It is the umbrella organization for Qulpan and the LGBT English-Speakers Groups in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Be’er Sheva. LGBT Olim publishes a monthly newsletter listing events of interest to LGBT English-Speakers across Israel.

Ma’avarim – Israel’s Trans Community. Our goal is to empower and support members of the trans community, facilitating both personal and social change.

Shabbat Shelach builds women’s (& those female-born identifying as gender non-binary) queer community around the Shabbat table.

The Aguda is the umbrella organization for the LGBTQ community in Israel, working locally and internationally to improve the status of Israel’s LGBTQ community, with a mission of equal rights, welfare, and safety. As the spearhead of the public battle for equality, the Aguda provides a wide array of services for the LGBTQ community.  

The Israel AIDS Task Force was founded to stop the spread of the AIDS epidemic in Israel, and to protect and promote the rights, interests, quality of life and life expectancy of people living with HIV

The LGBT English-Speakers Groups in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Be’er Sheva organize social events each month for LGBT English-Speakers (new and veteran olim, Israelis, long/short-term visitors, etc.) Each group has its own Facebook group, email list and Whatsapp Broadcast List. Please join or sign up to receive event reminders. There are also separate groups for trans English-speakers and LGBT parents. Tel Aviv | Jerusalem | Haifa |Be’er Sheva | Trans group | LGBT Parents

Qulpan is an LGBT-friendly place to practice and improve your Hebrew. Meetings are held every Thursday evening at the Tel Aviv LGBT Center and every other Monday evening in Jerusalem with plans to expand to Haifa soon. Each Qulpan location has its own Facebook group and email list. Please sign up using the links below to receive reminders. Tel Aviv | Jerusalem | Haifa


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