Saturday, August 05, 2006

World Pride Guide Part 1


I've got a more personal post coming, but I wanted to quickly highlight the upcoming day's events and provide some info.

Are you in Jerusalem and have quesitons or need assistance? Visit the World Pride Information Center at:
The Lab/HaMa’abada, 28 Hebron Road.
Number for information 054-4898717
Hours of operation:
Sunday - Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
This is where you can meet other delegates, set a date, have a beer or coffee, enjoy the wonderful mountain air and get all the information you need from our JOH volunteers.

A Discount Card to cultural events, select cafes, bars and restaurants throughout the city can be purchased at the Information Center.

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health Conference, Konrad Adenauer Conference Center at Mishkenot Sha’ananim.

Healthcare providers and other healthcare professionals from around the world will review LGBT healthcare challenges and discuss solutions based on a spectrum of healthcare systems. In addition to lectures and workshops, participants will have ample time to network during lunch and coffee breaks.

The conference will be held in English.

Free Admission:
To register please email
or call 02-6250502, extension 135 (Orni)
Leave your name, phone number, profession and chosen workshop (see below: 12:20 – 14:20 )

09:30 – 10:20
Jay Laudato, Executive Director, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, New York, USA

10:20 – 11:10
Different models of LGBT healthcare:
Isidro Garcia Nieto, COGAM - The LGBT Collective of Madrid, Spain

Todd Ross: Director of Strategy Outreach to the Minister of Health and Long Term care for the Province of Ontario, Canada

11:25 – 12:20
DISCUSSION PANEL: "Is it necessary / feasible to open an LGBT healthcare center in Israel?"

Moderator Nurit Shein, Executive Manager, Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dr. Itzik Levi, HIV/AIDS Center, Tel Ha’shomer Medical Center; Dr. Amir Mandel, Maccabi Health Services, and Ina Michaeli, Activist

12:20 – 13:20
LUNCH (the conference is free, lunch NIS 55)

13:20 – 14:20
Designed for healthcare professionals and the general public.

Four parallel discussion groups – include choice when you register:

PsycholoGAY – LGBT Psychology in Israel – Needs & Deeds
Jerry Levinson, Psychologist, Founder of PsycholoGAY, and Rachel Sover, Clinical Psychologist, JOH psycho-social service

Transgenders as Healthcare Consumers: New realities, New Concepts
Nora Greenberg, transgender rights activist, and Dr. Gal Mayer, MD, Medical Director, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, NY, USA

Lesbians and Breast Cancer: Lifestyle, Risk factors and Early Detection
Dr. Tanir M Allweis, Breast Surgeon, Hadassah Medical Organization, and Dr. Maya Gips, Senior Oncologist, Sha’arei Tzedek Medical Center

Senior LGBT Healthcare - "Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, When I´m 64?" Dr. Udi Avital, GP and psychotherapist, and Dr. Dubi Shteinitz, GP and psychotherapist

AFTERNOON LECTURES - LGBT COMMUNITIES - General Perspectives and Recent Developments

14:35 - 15:25
Medical Care of Transgenders:
Dr. Gal Mayer, Medical Director, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, NY, USA.

15:25 - 15:50
Sexual health of women who have sex with women:
Dr. Sagit Arbel-Alon, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Women´s Health Center, Hadassah

15:50 – 16:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: "Rapid HIV anonymous testing in Israel - Positive or Negative?"
Dr. Galia Pinsker, TB and HIV / AIDS Dep., Ministry of Health, Jerusalem; Prof. Shlomo Maayan, Head of Hadassah HIV / AIDS Center, Jerusalem; Prof. Gideon Hirsh, Israel AIDS Task Force (IATF)

16:45 – 17:00
Daphna Stroumsa, Health Project, Jerusalem Open House

FILM FESTIVAL (Film Festival is Week-long. Each day featuring different films.)
All films are screened at Binyanei Ha’uma – the temporary location of the Jerusalem Cinemateque (the Cinemateque’s regular location is under renovation), 1 Sderot Shezar.

For information, please call 02-5654333.
We thank Vivan Ostrovski, Lia van Leer and Gal Uchovsky for their support and vision that has made this film festival a reality.

Film Festival Opening Event, 18:00, Binyanei Ha´uma, 1 Sderot Shezar, 02-5654333.

Cinema 1, 17:00, NIS 35, 1 Sderot Shezar, 02-5654333
Philip Seymour Hoffman artfully portrays gay icon Truman Capote in this award-winning drama. (U.S., 2005, 98 minutes, English with Hebrew subtitles)

Coming Out in a Jewish High School,
ISRAELI PREMIERE, Cinema 1, 19:00, NIS 35, 1 Sderot Shezar, 02-5654333
Hineini (Hebrew for ´Here I am´) chronicles the story of one student´s courageous fight to establish a gay-straight alliance at a Jewish high school in the Boston area. (Irena Fayngold U.S., 2005, 62 min., Eng. Only). The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film’s producer, Idit Klein, Executive Director, Keshet Boston.

Short Films
Cinema 2, 21:30, NIS 35, 1 Sderot Shezar, 02-5654333
A collection of six short films with LGBT themes from various countries, curated by Edi Tapiro

ART (Art exibitions continue during the week with new shows each night.)

“I Love You,”
Barbur Gallery, 6 Shirizali St., Jerusalem, 17:00-20:00, 054-7232866 - an exhibition that grants artists an open platform upon which to deal with issues of sexual identity, masculinity and femininity.

High and Low Tides
Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem, 16:00-23:00, 02-6233257
A group exhibition presenting paintings, photos, illustrations and sculptures.

Eli Vardi presenting,
Bayit Katan, Baka, 80 Hevron Rd., 02-6714888, 9 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Award-winning Israeli artist presenting homoerotic paintings and drawings.

LITERATURE (Each night features a different event!)

The Fairy, The Queen and The Book Closet 1,
Tmol Shilshom, 19:00, 5 Salomon St., Jerusalem, 02-6232758, 02-6221851,
A gathering of poets discuss gay Hebrew poetry (event to be held in Hebrew).


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