By Nora Barrows-Friedman | 12 April 2017
The event was supported by the LGBTQ Commission, a body that advises city leaders on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.
Two commissioners resigned in protest just days earlier, criticizing the group’s participation as an act of pinkwashing.
Pinkwashing is a public relations strategy that deploys Israel’s supposed enlightenment toward LGBTQ issues to deflect criticism from its human rights abuses and war crimes and as a means to build up support for Israel among Western liberals and progressives. […]