TA to educate against homophobia despite Shas' objection

Published: August 30, 2010

The decision was reached despite objection from the religious factions, who stormed out of a committee meeting held last June, during which the plan was presented. Council member Binyamin Babayof of the Shas faction referred to the program’s content as "debauchery."

The program was initiated by City Council member Yaniv Weizman, who is also Mayor Ron Huldai’s advisor on gay community affairs, following the deadly shooting attack at a gay youth center in the city and other acts of violence against members of the community.

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