Advancing LGBT Civil Rights

Featured Nation: Israel

Thursday, May 3, 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Ormandy West
237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

Equality Forum's Israeli delegation discusses the victories and struggles for LGBT people in Israel, one of the most progressive nations in the Middle East.

Nurit Shein (Moderator)
Executive Director
Mazzoni Center

Nurit Shein is the Executive Director of Mazzoni Center, the only LGBT-specific health center in Philadelphia. A native of Israel, she was a career officer in the Israeli Army and retired as a colonel.

Shai Doitsh (Panelist)
Israeli National LGBT Task Force.

Shai Doitsh is the Chairperson of The Agudah: Israel's National LGBT Task Force. He leads Tel Aviv Gay Vibe, which has been successful in promoting gay tourism to Tel Aviv.

Anat Nir (Panelist)
Dana Ve Anat

Anat Nir is a Partner at Dana Ve Anat and a member of the Tel Aviv Gay Vibe crew, an LGBT tourism campaign. Nir founded Over the Rainbow, an advertising and marketing company for the LGBT market.

Irit Rosenblum , Esq. (Panelist)
Founder and Executive Director
New Family Organization

Irit Rosenblum, Founder and Executive Director, New Family Organization,   pioneered a new sphere of family law that creates new families without discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, religion or nationality.


Yaniv Weizman (Panelist)
City Council Member
Tel Aviv

Yaniv Weizman is the Tel Aviv City Council Member in charge of tourism and the Mayor’s adviser on LGBT issues. Weizman is one of the leading advocates for equal surrogacy rights in Israel.


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