Palestinian queer groups: "major BDS victory" as int'l queer youth group withdraws meeting from Israel

IGLYO, the international queer youth and student organization, recently announced its decision to withdraw its General Assembly from Israel. Palestinian queer groups welcomed the announcement, but urge IGLYO to take further steps in support of human rights by heeding the BDS call. 

Pinkwashing and the Gay International

The International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organization (IGLYO) announced this week that it will host its upcoming General Assembly in Israel with direct Israeli government financial sponsorship. Since March, activists have appealed to the IGLYO board of directors, but IGLYO clearly intend to violate the Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment and sanctions.