Assi Azar, an openly gay Israeli television personality, spent much of April on tour with CAMERA, visiting college campuses around the US to speak to students about LGBTQ rights in Israel. His most recent visit was to the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he gave an insightful presentation to a group of twenty students.
The focus of Azar’s presentation was to shed light on Israel’s LGBTQ community and how the country stands behind its LGBTQ citizens. Azar spoke confidently and informatively both about his own personal experience as an openly gay Israeli, and about Israel and its protection over its LGBTQ citizens. The event was able to attract students of all different religious backgrounds, and those who attended Azar’s presentation were engaged and asked many questions.
Our CAMERA Fellow Jeremy Ginsberg said after the event that “The students of UCSB loved his informal animated discussion on LGBT life in Israel.”