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Outreach to Arab Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Communities(USA in Israel giving LGBT grants)
US Embassy Israel ^ | Closes: 24 Sep 12 | US Embassy Israel

Posted on 09/11/2012 12:08:08 PM PDT by xzins

The US Embassy is offering a one-time grant to advance the human rights of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender persons in Arab communities in Israel. The grant aims to increase the capacity of a civil society group to conduct advocacy, as well as monitor and document anti-gay violence targeting LGBT persons living in predominantly Arab communities. The deadline for proposals is September 24. Please direct all queries to barwigjy@state.gov REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS »

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

OUTREACH TO ARAB LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL TRANSGENDER (LGBT) COMMUNITIES

The U.S. Embassy is offering a one-time grant to advance the human rights of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons in Arab communities in Israel. The grant aims to increase the capacity of a civil society group to conduct advocacy, as well as monitor and document anti-gay violence targeting LGBT persons living in predominantly Arab communities.

GOALS

Within one year of receiving the grant, the grantee should demonstrate an increase in the number and effectiveness of advocacy and monitoring activities in Arab communities. The aim is to reduce the stigma of LGBT in those communities and to improve the Arab LGBT community’s understanding of their rights in Israel. The grantee need not change its current policy but it should be able to demonstrate it was able to increase awareness and understanding of resources available to Arab LGBT and strengthen its ability to document and analyze anti-gay violence targeting Arab LGBT.

The grantee should look to innovative uses of technology appropriate for Arab communities to engage LGBT persons and enable them to network with one another, share experiences and information, and develop their capacity for grassroots organization. The grantee should provide opportunities for Arab LGBT to meet and discuss issues and produce ideas to help the LGBT community living in Arab communities.

Envisioned projects should be designed with the end goal of providing new resources to Arab LGBT and empowering them to utilize resources available inside and outside of the community.

The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv expects to visit the grantee prior to the start of the project to establish specific baselines and targets. The grantee agrees to provide, at a minimum, monthly updates on expenditures, progress, and milestones reached.

RESOURCES

The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv will monitor the grant. No resources aside from the grant itself would be available from the Embassy.

BUDGET RESTRICTIONS

. The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv will not fund for-profit projects. . The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv will not fund participation in fundraising. . The budget must include category-level details. For example, if the project costs include printing reading materials to promote the project, the budget must show the cost per unit (e.g., 25 flyers at $10 each = $250).

APPLICATION CONTENT

. Brief description of the organization’s current programs for Arab LGBT . Summary of the project request, including goals, activities, and timeline . Project budget with category-level details

SUBMISSION PROCESS

The closing date for the application is September 24, 2012. We plan to notify the grantee by October 10, 2012. We’re looking for competitive bids that should not exceed $25,000. For application submission and further information, please contact Jill Barwig at barwigjy@state.gov.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; democrats; elections; homofascism; homosexualagenda; israel; obama; us
From the US Embassy Website


1 posted on 09/11/2012 12:08:19 PM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins

Insanity has no bounds.


2 posted on 09/11/2012 12:14:47 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: xzins

Utterly insane.


3 posted on 09/11/2012 12:16:25 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: xzins

We sure know how to impress the Muslims!


4 posted on 09/11/2012 12:16:34 PM PDT by Gamecock (We don't come to Christ to be born again; rather, we are born again in order to come to Christ. RCS)
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To: xzins

But what about the goats? They have rights, too!


5 posted on 09/11/2012 12:16:39 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: xzins

LGBT grants to Arabs living in Israel.

But - no LGBT grants to Arabs living in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, or Egypt?

Gosh, I wonder why?


6 posted on 09/11/2012 12:17:05 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: RitaOK; onyx; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; greyfoxx39; kabar; SoConPubbie; Yashcheritsiy; Psalm 144; ...

Will Mitt Romney speak against this?

Will he stop it?

It’s just a really weird feeling to have my US embassy supporting, encouraging in the Holy Land what God once said is an abomination in the Holy Land.


7 posted on 09/11/2012 12:17:05 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Spending money on Arab poofters like there are no real problems in the world to help solve.

Anyone that feels the need to be open with their perversions over there is suicidal.


8 posted on 09/11/2012 12:17:33 PM PDT by soycd
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To: xzins

does this mean we get to burn flags and riot at our embassy?


9 posted on 09/11/2012 12:18:30 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: xzins

I have this theory - American citizen gays will reach out to foreign gays - offer marriage as a way to secure American citizenship and immediately divorce them when citizenship is secured, repeating the same scenario - endlessly until America has most of the gays in the world.

Just a theory, but with gay marriage coming on strong can something like this actually happen?


10 posted on 09/11/2012 12:24:04 PM PDT by unique1
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To: xzins
How much of it will go to burka-wearing Arab men smuggling guns and bombs into Israel? Hey, they're crossdressing so they should get some cash we borrowed from China.
11 posted on 09/11/2012 12:29:24 PM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: xzins

To homosexuals in Israel????? What about outreach to homosexuals where it matters — in countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia where they kill gays simply for being gay? Our system is completely screwed up.


12 posted on 09/11/2012 12:31:07 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: xzins

And some wonder WHY they hate us? I understand a good man carried the cross into several Islamic countries and was not molested. But such an immoral outreach rightly ought offend the Muslim.Which is not to ignore what they allow in the name of their bloody god Allah-be done to slaves to convert them to Islam? But for the USA to be in Israel offering such ought rightly offend them and put both Israel and the US at risk.


13 posted on 09/11/2012 12:32:10 PM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: xzins

All I can say, WTF ! What a waste of money and we are paying for the privilege of buy more hatred towards us ! I would prefer to be hated for doing what is right, not what is wrong !


14 posted on 09/11/2012 12:35:18 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: xzins

Romney will nuance this turkey of an expenditure, if he musters up the courage to address it, EVER.

It think it entirely possible a President Romney will communicate all hard things
with ads. Milquetoast always fires at the target through surrogate cash-ads, so he can be seen as being so much more polite.

:D


15 posted on 09/11/2012 1:02:56 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: xzins

Just more destruction of basic human values by the lets-vite-against-God-and-put-the-Muslim-terrorists-_ in -power D party of BHO. Not even all of Hollywood could make a movie as sick and dangerous as the clique that has usurped control of the D party. ( You can bet any of out tax money given to such people will come back against us as bullets or bombs.)


16 posted on 09/11/2012 1:19:28 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: xzins

Is it any wonder the US is becoming the laughing stock of the world?


17 posted on 09/11/2012 1:33:10 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: xzins

This country has fallen so far in the 11 years since 9/11 I don’t see why any God-fearing person would assume God is “on our side”, even against such an enemy as Muslims.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 1:35:12 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: xzins

I am fully convinced that God has written Ichabod on the portals of the United States of America.


19 posted on 09/11/2012 3:40:42 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: zeestephen

>>But - no LGBT grants to Arabs living in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, or Egypt?

Bears repeating. Do you have an answer, Mr. President?


20 posted on 09/11/2012 3:51:10 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Gamecock

See #7

Also, with a huge deficit this is a small potatoes amount of money, but why is our nearly bankrupt nation doing something as ignorant as this anywhere at all?

It’s insanity.


21 posted on 09/11/2012 4:30:10 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Gamecock

I bet the grants only go to those targeting Arab Christians for subversion.


22 posted on 09/11/2012 6:05:10 PM PDT by Dumb_Ox
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To: xzins; AFA-Michigan; Abathar; Absolutely Nobama; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; Antoninus; ...
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There is not depth too deep, too depraved, too destructive, too immoral, too extreme for these sick, vile people. If anyone thinks "Well, sooner or later they'll stop" you're deceiving yourself. They will not stop until WE stop them. Pedophilia is next on the agenda, waiting in the wings. Homosexuals throughout history have been after the youth. And now OUR tax money is shoving the most vile of abhorrant sick perverted behaviors onto other countries. What I want to know is why our R controlled House says nothing - not one peep - about the pedal to the metal ramp-up of the "gay" agenda all over the world.

23 posted on 09/11/2012 10:27:07 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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didn’t MA reduce the age of consent and reduce the age of marriage wiht the parents permission?


24 posted on 09/12/2012 7:36:17 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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I don’t know the facts on that one. I do know that the first official “Gay Agenda” wanted elimination of all restrictions on what sex and NUMBERS of people in marriage, and ELIMINATION OF ALL AGE OF CONSENT LAWS!


25 posted on 09/12/2012 9:58:19 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: xzins; RitaOK; onyx; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; greyfoxx39; kabar; SoConPubbie; Yashcheritsiy; ...
Will Mitt Romney speak against this?

Will he stop it?


Sorry buddy, but I know you knew the answer to that rhetorical question before you asked it.

Not only will Mitt Romney not speak against it, he will support it, he does support it.
26 posted on 09/15/2012 12:09:57 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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Thank you for your note. I just contacted my member of Congress through “back channels” to make sure this actually gets seen directly by someone who can do something about it.

If this is true, considering the long history of Republican support for Israel, opposition to homosexual activism, and support for fiscal frugality, it seems like this would be a good target for Republican wrath.

Muslim rioters are attacking our embassy personnel claiming an anti-Islamic film was broadcast on “American state television.” Obviously no such thing exists. However, this **IS** an example of the State Department funding things which are offensive to conservative followers of Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Even from a purely secular perspective, it seems to me that this has considerable potential to offend people for no good reason, and therefore is a poor use of American diplomatic dollars.


27 posted on 09/15/2012 6:38:57 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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I just did some quick research.

Apparently this is not an aberration. It may be part of a deliberate effort to use homosexuals to help nations like Israel gain credibility for being “liberal” and “modern” in contradistinction to radical Islam, and therefore bolster support for Israel among Western liberals, as well as secular pro-homosexual conservatives (of which there are many in Europe, the modern Netherlands being a notorious example).

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/23/opinion/pinkwashing-and-israels-use-of-gays-as-a-messaging-tool.html

It is not news that there are people in Israel who practice triangulation politics, that the enemy of your enemy, even if he's not your friend, may be useful. The Israeli political establishment includes masters of that kind of thing, and I admire them for it.

Okay, I get it. Maybe this is helpful to Israel. If they want to use their tax dollars to promote this kind of thing, that's their business. If I were a member of the Israeli Knesset, I'd have some hard questions, but perhaps I could be convinced.

However, why should American tax dollars be supporting this kind of stuff overseas?

28 posted on 09/15/2012 6:51:17 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: xzins; wagglebee; little jeremiah

BTW, here is a direct link to a PDF of the State Department request for proposals on the homosexual outreach issue:

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/israel/231771/PDFs/RFP_LGBT_HR.pdf


29 posted on 09/15/2012 6:57:14 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: darrellmaurina

I don’t want to buy condoms for people and I don’t want to pray for homosexual research in the middle east.

Besides being an ignorant expenditure of funds, this is also insanity in that region of the world.


30 posted on 09/15/2012 7:11:34 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: darrellmaurina

Hitlery has been promoting sexual perveresion via the State Department at various embassies and US outlets or whatever they’re called for a couple of years. She pushed to have Lady Gagamaggot “perform” in Rome, various embassies have had Fag/etc celebrations and the like. This pushing perversion is official US policy.

It’s so beyond revolting that I can hardly stand to read such articles.


31 posted on 09/15/2012 12:00:05 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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