Listen to an interview with Kate Raphael-Bender, of the group Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT) in San Francisco. Here, she discusses the boycott of World Pride in Jerusalem.
Produced for CKUT's community news collective (90.3fm) in Montreal by Aaron Lakoff
World Pride, an international queer celebration and festival, was scheduled to take place in the city of Jerusalem from August 18-28, 2005. Under the slogan "love without borders", the event aimed to bring queer people from all over the world to Jerusalem, one of the most militarized, divided, and segregated cities in the world.
Here, we speak with Kate Raphael-Bender, a Palestine solidarity activist based in San Francisco, and a member of QUIT - Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism. QUIT recently launched an international boycott of World Pride, and many groups signed on. Recenlty, the organizers of World Pride decided to postpone the event for at least one year, due to this summer's Gaza withdrawl.
Kate will reflect on the inherent contradictions of holding World Pride in Jerusalem, and how to bring about real freedom for all.
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