The City University of New York (CUNY) is sponsoring an anti-Israel colloquium called “Homonationalism and Pinkwashing” on April 10-11. It is, as Alan Dershowitz points out, quite obviously geared towards the charge that Israel “pinkwashes” its supposedly awful treatment of the Palestinians by promoting the fact that Israel respects LGBT rights (it even has a wonderful transsexual pop music champion, Dana International).
There is nothing more idiotic than LGBT academics campaigning on behalf of the Palestinian cause. There is zero respect for LGBT rights in Gaza or the West Bank–and not as a result of Israeli occupation. LGBT f0lks are criminalized and worse in the Palestinian territories, which is why the best thing an LGBT Palestinian can do is to move to Israel and enjoy freedom. Gender confusion? OK. Moral confusion? No way. Take it away, Dana!