Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA) formed to work in solidarity with queers in Palestine and Palestinian resistance movements around the world. Today, in response to increasing criticism of its occupation of Palestine, Israel is cultivating an image of itself as an oasis of gay tolerance in the Middle East. As queers, we recognize that homophobia exists in Israel, Palestine, and across all borders. But queer Palestinians face the additional challenge of living under occupation, subject to Israeli state violence and control. Israel’s apartheid system extends gay rights only to some, based on race.
There is no pride in apartheid, and QuAIA is dedicated to fighting it wherever it exists. We work in solidarity with anti-colonial struggles and with queers leading their own struggles of resistance.
QuAIA works to:
- mobilize in solidarity with groups and individuals to advance these political goals
- engage in a queer analysis of colonialism and anti-colonial struggles
- build a queer, anti-colonial, anti-racist, feminist movement against apartheid through mutual education and dialogue
- foster a culture of radical queer organizing
To visit the QuAIA website, please click here.