What is Pinkwashing?

Pinkwashing refers to when a state or organization appeals to LGBTQ+ rights in order to deflect attention from its harmful practices.”

Decolonizing Palestine, Pinkwashing

Readings on Pinkwashing

Israel & Pinkwashing, The New York Times

Gay Rights as Human Rights: Pinkwashing Homonationalism, Jadaliyya

VIDEO: Pinkwashing Exposed, Seattle Fights Back

Against the Pinkwashing of Israel, Al-Jazeera

Disrupting Pinkwashing at Creating Change 2016

In Praise of Discomfort: Learning From Dr. King and Confronting Pinkwashing, Truthout

Shutting Down a Pinkwashing Event Is a Smart, Legitimate Protest Against Israel’s Occupation, Ha’aretz

Yes, Our Anti-Israel Protest Disrupted LGBT Conference — That’s the Point!, The Forward

LGBTQ Protests Against Israel Are About Justice, Not Anti-Semitism, In These Times

Where Can I Learn More?

Palestinian Organizations


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