Monday, December 14, 2009

Israel looks to Cut Homophobia

It would seem that in a country that actually allows civil unions and has a Pride festival bigger than that of New York, homosexual advocates would feel content. But, not in Israel. Always striving to perfect their already quite impressive human rights record, Israel is making strides to further protect homosexuals.

A group of Israel artists and movie-makers began Cut Homosexuality, a campaign to create and show movies that promote acceptance and tolerance of all sexual lifestyles. Beginning this week, 10 of these films will be brought from the theaters into the home through television.

Regardless of your religious, political or general taste level, one must applaud a nation that concerns itself with human rights and does so through the healing medium of art.

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