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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 11:45 PM
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Documentary by gay Israeli TV host Assi Azar screened Tuesday in San Francisco
Documentary by gay Israeli TV host Assi Azar screened Tuesday in San Francisco

The Ryan Seacrest of Israel, Assi Azar, warmly received at his San Francisco documentary screening on Tuesday, November 15.

Like many who come to San Francisco, Assi Azar was a little shocked by something he witnessed here. Azar, 32, is well-known in Israel as the host of the countrys Big Brother show. He was in town to promote his documentary, Mom, Dad; I Have Something to Tell You. The 45-minute doc looks at young people in Israel coming out to their parents, including Azar, who disclosed his sexuality when he was 24.

What surprised Azar here in San Francisco?

He was not only invited to speak before a high-school in San Francisco, it was a Catholic school. In his film tour, he also met a 14-year-old boy who was out since he was 12. Azar said he has never been asked to speak before a school in Israel, let alone a religious school and he was astounded that someone could be out at the age of 14. Azar said he would tell Rabbis in Israel of the religious acceptance of gays he observed in the US. Azar was also gratified that so many students would stay late after school voluntarily to watch a documentary about gay youth coming out.


Gays have more rights in Israel than the US and not surprisingly, more rights than any place else in the Muslim-dominated Middle East. Gay marriages are recognized in Israel, gays have the right to adopt, and gays have long been allowed to openly serve in the Israeli military.

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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 11:46 PM
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1. The Invisible Man
Azar also had high praise for a new documentary produced by filmmakers he knew entitled The Invisible Man about the struggles that gay Palestinians face. Some live illegally in Israel and live in fear of being found out and sent back to the West Bank or Gaza.

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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 09:22 PM
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2. Interesting article
It never ceases to amaze me what the slightest difference a person has that leads to intolerance
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 03:03 AM
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3. It always amazed me how tolerant Jewish Families
Really are.

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