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Here are five ways you can support Palestinian queers

The Palestinian Authority has banned LGBT+ groups from carrying out activities in the West Bank. Palestinian Authority (PA) police also issued an official statement on August 18 encouraging members of the public to report on the activities of LGBT+ groups. Palestinian LGBT+ group Al-Qaws says that the PA police statement “promotes incitement against Al-Qaws” and followed an “unprecedented” attack on the group via its social-media channels. Al-Qaws had been planning a “queer camp” for the end of August in Nablus, northern West Bank. “The statement promotes incitement against Al-Qaws –...
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Madonna urged to boycott Eurovision with Papa Don’t Preach parody

Madonna has been urged to pull out of performing at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv with a “Papa Don’t Preach” parody that focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The parody—which is called “Madonna Don’t Go”—is performed by Palestinian artist and activist Shahd Abusalama and was released yesterday (May 13) by London Palestine Action. In the video, Abusalama asks Madonna to cancel her planned performance as a part of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. Abusalama sings: “Madonna I know you’re going to be annoyed, cause Eurovision’s keeping...
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LGBT performers to boycott Eurovision in Israel with online broadcast

A number of artists—including LGBT+ and drag performers—will be boycotting this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with an alternative online broadcast. The broadcast, which is called Globalvision, will air online at the same time as the Eurovision final in Tel Aviv as a part of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. A number of groups—including LGBT+ groups from across Europe—have urged Eurovision fans to boycott this year’s contest over the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. LGBT+ artists will be taking part in Globalvision Artists performing as a part of Globalvision include...
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