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Pride in the Likud

Likud Pride
Formation 2011 (2011)
Type LGBT conservatism
Headquarters Tel Aviv
Region served
Amir Ohana
Affiliations Likud
Likud Pride at a pride event in Be'er Sheva, 2015

Likud Pride (Hebrew: גאווה בליכוד; Ga'ava BaLikud) is a conservative LGBT organization founded in 2011 and linked to the Israeli right-wing Likud party. The group's chairman, who is also one of its founders, is Amir Ohana;[2] he was designated in 2015 as the Likud's first openly gay member of the Knesset and also of the Israeli right-wing.[3][4]

They see themselves as a grouping with a Zionist and liberal nationalist ideology, that integrates the values of the political party to which they belong.[1]

The group contributes actively to participate in different public manifestations in favor of the rights of the LGBT people in Israel, such as pride parades and festivals, as well as the LGBT Day in the Knesset.[5] During the annual Tel Aviv Pride 2015, group leaders received threats, especially from political opposition members of the Israeli left-wing.[6]


  1. ^ a b גאווה בליכוד [About Us]
  2. ^ "Knesset Member, Amir Ohana".
  3. ^ "How Amir Ohana, 1st openly gay Likud MK, came out of the 'political closet'". Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  4. ^ Lior, Ilan (2015-12-21). "Likud's First Openly Gay Lawmaker to Be Sworn in Following Silvan Shalom's Resignation". Haaretz. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  5. ^ "Netanyahu voices support for gay rights on Knesset LGBT Day". The Jerusalem Post. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Gay Likud MK gets security from hostile homosexuals". Israel National News. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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