Beyond its excellent resources on all things travel, food and culture. Timeout Israel has a dedicated page to LGBT+ inclusive articles, recommendations etc. It is a one-stop-shop for all the information you need to get the most out of Israel and its LGBT+ events and community.
The LGBTQ Center in Tel Aviv has a website. It is in Hebrew but with ulpan or google translate, it need not be inaccessible. If you have any questions, the Center’s contact number and email is on the website.
Comprehensive Israeli LGBT+ History
Tel Aviv is known as one of the most LGBT+ friendly cities in the world. Even so, most don’t know Israel’s long and interesting LGBT+ history. The organisation, A Wider Bridge, has produced one of the most the comprehensive guides to the LGBT+ movement In Israel.
Culture Trip is yet another online magazine helping tourists in Israel travel like a local. Art and Cinema are a major part of Israeli culture and if you have a spare morning when you are next in Israel, you should spend it at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque. In the meantime, however, while most of the world finds themselves at home, this list of LGBT+ Israeli films is not a bad place to start. It includes some of the most honest and raw depictions of the LGBT+ experience in Israel.
The ultimate LGBT+, Jewish reading lists
If you are one of the people that has spent much of quarantine reading books, you can add some of these books to your list. This list by the Forward, or this list by Tablet Mag are good places to start and what time more perfect to start than Pride Month.
Who to Follow
Dana International is a household name in Israel and Eurovision universe. She won the Eurovision Song Competition in 1998 with her song “Diva”. She was the first known transgender celebrity, who proudly celebrated her identity.
Assi Azar is another famous face in Israel and you might recognise him as one of the hosts of the last Eurovision. His friendship circle includes some of the most well-known Israeli celebrities and his Instragam is filled with pictures of his love story with husband Albert Escola.
Khader Abu-Seif is an Arab citizen of Israel and a LGBT+ activist in Israel. He and his friends were the subjects of the documentary Oriented by British-Israeli director and producer Jake Witzenfeld. Khader’s Instagram is colourful, engaging and socially conscious, much like he is himself. He does not shy away from educating others on his unique experience as a gay, Arab citizen in Israel.
Orna Banai is an extremely famous Israeli actress from a well-known Israeli family involved in the arts and culture scene in Israel. She is also a proud LGBT+ activist.