Thursday, February 15, 2018

Israel LGBT Community: Your Palestinian LGBT Neighbors Need Your Voice

Every nation has LGBT people. Whether it is Russia, Ethiopia, Sudan, and yes, Palestine.

Those that are oppressed need help, your duty to your country expires when your brothers and your sisters are oppressed. 

Injustice is injustice is injustice. However, speaking up is hard when the consequences can be severe. So, here is some tips for what you can do to help your Palestinian LGBT brothers and sisters:

1. Understand that you as LGBT Israelites have more in common with LGBT Palestinians
2. When people talk bad about them, don't participate, tell them it makes you uncomfortable...because it should
3. Ostracize those who are brutal, remember the German SS and their pitiful excuses at the Nuremberg trials
4. Better to accused of a kind heart than to ask for forgiveness

Life is complex. Remember, we did not choose to be gay, or Israeli, or Palestinian, or Brown, or white. What we can choose is to look the other way, surely you know how that feels. We can also choose to love.

This is the beauty of the LGBT community, we are united through hardship, marginalization, and blood. We have all experienced hatred and known insecurities and fear. We MUST do all we can to end that for others. 

For those that already do, I send you my love. For those that turn a blind eye, be united, for though I am in prison I am united with you as your brother and as your brother I beg you to speak out.

With Love
Jeff "Jeffebelle"

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