1453841181The Israel Gay Youth organization will be operating an Arab-language website as of this weekend, as part of its plan to work with gay Arab youngsters. This is the first time since the organization’s founding 13 years ago that it has approached the Arab minority.

The organization also plans to open Arabic-language forums for teenage boys and girls who need help and guidance regarding their sexual identity.

“One of our main challenges is working with gay Arab youth,” says the group’s CEO Ran Leabel. “We want to create a place that Arab youth can choose to be part of. We won’t blur their Arab identity but try to give it weight and space.” READ FULL