American LGBT Leaders Arrive for Weeklong Trip

Author: Henry Rome
Source: Jerusalem Post

Program, organized by Project Interchange, an institute of the American Jewish Committee, is the first trip to Israel run by the project specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender advocates from the United States.

ShowImageLeaders from the American LGBT community arrived in the country on Monday for a week of discussions about social and political issues in the Middle East.

The program, organized by Project Interchange, an institute of the American Jewish Committee, is the first trip run by the project specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender advocates from the United States.

Nine LGBT American executives – from academia, the media, local government and nonprofit organizations – will meet with their counterparts in the LGBT community in Israel and will visit an LGBT community center in Tel Aviv.

They will also meet with city councilman Yaniv Weizman, a prominent figure in the Tel Aviv’s LGBT community.

In addition, they will meet with members of the Agudah – the national LGBT organization in Israel – and the co-founder of the Israeli Gay Youth Association.

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