No to Pinkwashing. No to Israeli Apartheid.

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2014 National LGBT Conference
31 July 2014

“No to Pinkwashing” is a group of Palestine campaigners, trades unionists and socialists based in Britain with strong links with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and with UNISON.

“Pinkwashing” is a public relations tactic used by Israel. Israel is increasingly unpopular all over the world because of its occupation, settlements, the Apartheid Wall and the blockade of Gaza. Pinkwashing portrays Israel as progressive and civilised because it treats lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people well and misuses LGBT struggles as a way to attack the Palestinians and demonise surrounding countries.

Conference instructs the national LGBT committee to continue to support “No to Pinkwashing”.

Conference urges regional LGBT groups to make links with “No to Pinkwashin”g with a particular view to helping the campaign have a presence at Pride events as widely as possible.