Black Laundry

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Black Laundry at the 2002 pride parade in Tel Aviv

Black Laundry (Hebrew: כביסה שחורה‎, Kvisa Shchora) is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) organization that uses direct action to oppose Israeli occupation of Palestinian land[1] and advocate for social justice. The group made its first public appearance in 2001 after the second Intifada, where 250 members marched in the Tel Aviv Pride Day parade with the message 'No Pride in Occupation.' [2]

Co-founder Dali Baurn, an activist and professor at the Community School for Women, created Black Laundry to focus on creating a community that advocates social justice for women and queer community by using feminist theory and working with both Palestinians and Israelis.[3]

According to their website, "Black Laundry tries to stress the connection between different forms of oppression - our own oppression as lesbians, gays and transpeople enhances our solidarity with members of other oppressed groups."[4]

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  1. ^ Crouse, Charity (2003). "Out and Down and Living in Israel". The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide. 10: 24 – via ProQuest.
  2. ^ Gordon, U. (2007). "Israeli Anarchchism: Statist Dilemmas and the Dynamics of Join Struggle". Anarchist Studies. 15: 7–30 – via ProQuest.
  3. ^ Mastron, Ruth (2004). "Living Peace". Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity. 59 (59): 59–64. JSTOR 4548115.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 4, 2006. Retrieved 2006-04-08.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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