The Aguda he Association for LGBTQ Equality Annual Report 2023

Three Pivotal Pillars: The Aguda’s Quest for Equality through Advocacy, Community Building and Individual Services

The Aguda's summary of 2023 is a testament to our unwavering commitment as the foremost human rights organization in Israel dedicated to advancing LGBTQ+ rights, welfare, and well-being. As the umbrella organization uniting Israeli LGBTQ+ entities, grassroots movements, and communities, we stand resolute in our mission to cultivate a culture of acceptance and respect, steadfastly pursuing full equality across three pivotal pillars: Advocacy, LGBTQ community building, and Individual Services. In the realm of Advocacy, The Aguda has been a trailblazer since its establishment in 1975. Our tireless efforts extend from nationwide campaigns to local pride communities, advocating for transformative social and legislative change. Through strategic engagement with public, governmental, and political spheres, as well as leveraging media and social platforms, we champion the cause of LGBTQ+ equality in every corner of Israel. LGBTQ Community Building forms the vibrant heart of our multifaceted approach. Serving as the nexus for Israeli LGBTQ+ entities, grassroots movements, and

communities, we foster connections, provide leadership programs, and empower individuals to embrace their authentic selves no matter where they live. Our commitment extends to creating communal growth and well-being spaces, ensuring that LGBTQ+ individuals find a supportive network to thrive. Integral to our mission is providing Individual Services that cater to the diverse needs of LGBTQ+ individuals throughout Israel. Our comprehensive support spans a support hotline, legal aid against homophobia and discrimination, counseling services, healthcare support, and tailored programs for the Trans Community, LGBTQ in Arab society, and LGBTQ refugees and immigrants. Dedicated departments, clinics, staff, and volunteers collaborate to offer professional services, not only addressing immediate needs but also contributing to the broader goal of promoting LGBTQ+ equality in Israel. As we delve into the intricacies of this report, it becomes evident that these three pillars— Advocacy, LGBTQ Community Building, and Individual Services—are interwoven threads,

creating a resilient fabric that propels us toward our ultimate goal: promoting LGBTQ equality in Israel. This synergy is achieved through a strategic pincer movement strategy, seamlessly blending bottom-up initiatives within local communities with top down approaches in national and political spheres. We invite you to explore the achievements, challenges, and milestones of the past year, a testament to our community's collective impact and the enduring spirit of equality that propels The Aguda forward.

Individual Services

LGBTQ Community Building



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