Community Action Against Homophobia (CAAH) will be present the film The Bubble – a story of gay love between a Palestinian and an Israeli – this Friday night.
The 7pm screening will be at The Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St. Marrickville and will raise funds for the Tel Aviv youth centre, which was attacked on August 1 this year.
Along with proceeds from the fundraiser, CAAH will be sending a message of support to the Tel Aviv gay youth centre. Attendees will be given the opportunity to sign on to and/or write an individual statement of support that will be sent to the gay youth center as a sign of international solidarity.
“Tel Aviv’s gay youth center, Bar Noar, needs all of our help. We encourage everyone to come along and write a message of support,” CAAH co-convener Emilia Lawonski said.
“It is important to show our support for Tel Aviv’s gay community and stand up against homophobia around the world. So come along to see a great film and have the opportunity to hear from and speak to activists that have experienced and worked in the Israeli queer community first-hand.”
Activists from the region speaking on the day include:
Former Israeli Activist Ma’ayan Amiezer, now residing in Sydney, will introduce the film and will speak about the hardships facing the Israeli GLBTI community and the result of the recent attack.
Isacc Shuisha, former activist in the gay youth centre and activist in Students for Palestine, will give context to the hate crime and look at how relationships are distorted through Israel’s occupation of Palestine.
Academic and Palestinian, Dr Samar Habib, Lecturer in Gender and Islamic Studies, at University of Western Sydney will show her solidarity with the Tel Aviv centre and say a few words about Israeli LGBT solidarity with the Palestinians, via a DVD message.
The BarNoar Gay Youth Center in Tel Aviv was brutally attacked when a masked man with an automatic weapon opened fire and shot indiscriminately at the GLTB Youth Support group members. A 17-year-old girl and a 24-year-old counsellor at the center were shot dead and many others were left injured and in critical condition.
Prices are $10, $20, $30 solidarity. All proceeds go to helping to restore and secure the center.
Visit www.caah.org.au for more information.