MK Shmuly comes out as gay, says his community cannot stay silent

Zionist Union MK Itzik Shmuly revealed that he is gay on Friday, writing that the stabbing at the Jerusalem LGBT pride parade was an attack on his community.

"We cannot be silent anymore because the silence fuels more hatred that chars the promise of total equality," Shmuly wrote in Yediot Aharonot. "We were quiet. I was quiet. No more."

Shmuly said he will not be silent as long as "a knife is at the neck of the entire LGBT community, my community," because it will not stop there and will threaten anyone who is different from those who wield the knives.


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