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Pink Wash: Does Israel Tel Aviv Pride?

Pink-washing is the use of marketing aimed at the LGBT community to promote a queer-friendly image while masking negative stereotypes around a country’s political and social issues.Two people share their opinions on how it applies to the issue of the Israel-Palestine conflict

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MOBEEN AZHAR puts forward the case for LGBTQI-Palestinian unity

I remember my fist Pride march well. My body got a lot of attention. The CND symbol, the crucifix, the hearts painted on my torso, with the words love unity and happiness, were universally applauded, especially when I jumped on a table in Old Compton Street and danced as if I owned the place. It was a euphoric, life-affirming experience and everything that I wanted Pride to be.

So later that day, when I was approached by three men and told I “should be ashamed” of myself, it was a slap in my (painted) face. “You would be killed by those people you support. Are you a terrorist?” What was their issue? Framed with the words justice and peace, I had a Palestinian flag painted on my back. I’d offended my fellow Pride-goers and they saw me as a traitor. To them, the alliances are simple. “Arabs hate gays. Israel has nice beaches.”

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From EastEnders to X-Men! Ben Hardy returns to Attitude for his second cover feature, fresh off the set of hotly anticipated superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse. Inside, we present a special report on gay racism, looking at how Black, Asian and ethnic minorities are represented in the gay community, scene and media. We also interview Olivier award-winning Matt Henry from hit musical Kinky Boots, Alexander Vlahos who plays the gay prince in new BBC series Versailles, and feature a photo exclusive from hot new book Why Drag? Plus, in praise of the legendary Meryl Streep, and a look at the contentious issue of pinkwashing and Tel Aviv Pride.
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