Israel Gay Youth organization (IGY) offers different leadership, outreach programs in over 25 cities and local authorities.
With Tel Aviv's famous Gay Pride Parade taking place last Friday, the country’s gay youth is once again looking at ways to increase tolerance and equal rights for its members. While Israel is known as the gay capital of the Middle East, social prejudices remain.
Gay leaders say they have decided to take the future into their own hands – by shaping it themselves. The Israel Gay Youth organization (IGY) helps them do so by operating different leadership and outreach programs, designed to empower teenagers and to train them to be the future leaders, not only of the gay community, but the entire Israeli society.
IGY was established in 2002, as part of the Israeli national LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) association, in order to provide a social support network to LGBT teens at risk. Starting off as a small organization with a small number of people, the organization grew and is now operating about 40 different programs, in more than 25 cities and local authorities.
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