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ISRAEL

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Equal/almost equal substitute nationally recognized
Adoption: Yes
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: Yes

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Has your sexual orientation affected your job in ISRAEL? Do you feel limited in your career by your sexual orientation?

The majority of people visiting this site have said I have not been limited by my sexual orientation, though I am out at work

In too many ways to count (0 %) I changed careers because of my sexual orientation (0 %) I feel that I wasn’t promoted because I am lesbian or gay (0 %) My co-workers harass me because of my sexual orientation (25%) I have not been limited by my sexual orientation, though I am out at work (75%)

The ISRAEL country survey is populated by LGBTI groups who have acted as liaisons with ILGA to identify issues affecting the LGBTI community.

Organizations were asked to discuss 4 broad subjects: the law, the mood (the social climate), the LGBTI movement as well as what would be, according to them, the most pressing campaign in their country.

Please write to countryreport@ilga.org if you have comments regarding this page.

MOVEMENT
How structured and active is the LGBTI movement in your country?
How structured and active is the LGBTI movement in your country?
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How many groups operate?
There are many LGBT organizations in Israel: the AGUDA (1975), KLAF - lesbian feminist community (1987), the Open House in Jerusalem for pride and tolerance (1997), Hoshen - an educational organization for the LGBT community (2004), IGY - Israel LGBT youth organization (2004), Tel aviv municipal LGBT center (2008)
How long have they existed?
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How do they interact with the LGBTI community?
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How do they interact with other civil movements?
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How do they interact with the media?
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How do they interact with the government?
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