Welcome to Aswat
Palestinian Gay Women
We are a group of lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning and queer Palestinian women. We came together in 2002 and established a home for Palestinian LBTQI women to allow safe, supportive and empowering spaces to express and address our personal, social and political struggles as a national indigenous minority living inside Israel; as women in a patriarchal society; and as LBTQI women in a wider hetro-normative culture.
Dear Filmmaker/Distributor: Aswat- Palestinian gay Women is organizing the Second edition of Kooz Queer Film Festival in Palestine. The film festival will take place in Haifa in mid-November 2016, and it will provide a platform for open discussions on sexuality, sexual and gender diversity within the sociopolitical context of Palestine in particular, and of the region more generally.
Every year around the Tel Aviv Pride Parade, the US Embassy in Tel Aviv invests its share in Israel's pinkwashing propaganda agenda. This year, the US embassy is escalating its pinkwashing efforts by throwing a reception to honor the LGBTQ mission of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)- a right-wing Israel lobby group that is infamous for its extremist anti-Palestinian, and Islamophobic agenda.
Pinkwashing exposed Aswat's contribution: PINKWASHING: ISRAEL’S INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY AND INTERNAL AGENDA - by Ghadir Shafie