Une armée où les homosexuels sont libres d’être eux même ! une armée qui a compris qu’il était préférable pour tout le monde « de recruter un soldat gay assumé » plutôt « qu’un jeune qui le vivrait de manière cachée et qui, donc, mettrait son unité en danger ». Voila ce qui ressort du magazine Têtu qui consacre ce mois ci un dossier aux soldats homosexuels dans Tsahal.
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Gayest U.S. City: New York
Gayest International City: London
Best U.S. Gay Beach: Miami
Best International Gay Beach: Rio de Janeiro
Best U.S. Gay Resort: Palm Springs, Calif.
U.S. City With the Best Gay Festivals: San Francisco
International City With the Best Gay Festivals: Sydney
Hottest U.S. Grindr Guys: Los Angeles
Hottest International Grindr Guys: Tel Aviv
Who is Idan Matalon ?
Idan Matalon is 23 yo boy that moved from Gan Yavne villige to the big city (AKA Tel Aviv) 2 years ago. While I enjoy the Tel Aviv Nightlife, during the day I work in education with teenagers from Bat Yam, a city south of Tel Aviv.
You are known for your Lip-Syncs, please explain what they are…
I basically create my own rendition of famous clips with Tel Aviv (in most cases) as a background. The Music is the same, but the background is original with me Lip Singing. My latest clip is a Lip-Sync of “Stay” by Tooji who will represent Norway at the next Eurovision
You became an overnight Youtube sensation, did you expect that ?
I never Expected all the attention … even now I dont feel it…it feels virtual, not real. One day I decided to make a video as a hobby and of course, like anyone would, I uploaded it to youtube to get feedback as an artist…but never thought it would become so big!
You’ve become somewhat of an icon within the online Gay community, how do you feel about that ?
wow…” icon within the online Gay community”…sounds awesome. haha now seriously – It’s great for the ego. In Israel, the gay community is taking over the media, from hosts in reality shows, to music and dance and of course, YouTube sensations lol- it helps me GROW! Many people from the community are very excited to participate in my projects…so its Win-Win!
You were featured in TETU, how was that ?
It was freaking awesome being in TETU (as the face of MyGayTrip)
I’m working on a new video in Paris next week…The first thing I will do when I arrive is look for a copy of TETU, open it and then it will all become more real.
Tel Aviv’s reputation as an LGBTQ destination is at its all time high, do you think Social Media is partly responsible?
I’m sure that Social Media is partly responsible for Tel Aviv’s reputation! I can see it from the letters that people around the world send me all the time…they keeping saying “I just search for the song of lady gaga and found your video… I never thought Tel Aviv was such cool/tolerant place… I want to go there… seems like a fun place with beautiful people ”
Actually I think that Most people do not intentionally look for “Israel” on Google or YouTube … and the fact that through popular songs and singers they are suddenly/unintentionally exposed Israel (not Gaza, and rockets and soldiers like you would see on CNN) – My project is a great way to showcase the real Israel.
We’ve noticed more and more Professional photos of you, are you considering modelling?
hahaha not modeling… but I think that these pictures are good way to build the ‘Idan’ brand. I would like to become a spokesperson for different brands through my productions. Product placement is something I am interested in, I think my videos are a great way for brands to sell their products.
(Photos by Shay Galanti)
Boxers or Briefs? Boxers
First Kiss ? Rather not talk about it lol
Beyonce or Rihanna ? Beyonce of course
Enrique or Adam Levine ? Enrique
What are you favorite spots in Tel Aviv ? What would you recommend to Tourists coming for Pride ?
Ben Gurion Roads
My recommendation for Pride:
EVITA BAR – Wednesday night. I promote a party with Barak Krips called “KEN-TLV” – It’s a new line – HipHop&Dance Music all NIGHT! and of couse I recommend BigBoys Party and take some sun in Hilton Beach
What are you plans for the future ?
For the future – I wanna be the one who changes the Rules of Israeli and European Media. I want to show people that you can succeed without selling out to the world of television…I believe that when you’re doing creative things in your own way – your Passion is a lot more prevalant …not just a fake smile. So that’s MY big Dream…to be a spokesperson for Brands and to stay the same….(Innocent)
And of course, Does Size Matter ? (in relations to Israel of course)
SIZE DOESN’T MATTER!!!!!! and as Israel..I’m little too…just 1.65 m….
Sunday, May 6 | Wine and Cheese 4 PM | Program 4:30 – 6 PM
Meet at Olga Korper Gallery (Koffler Gallery Off-Site) | 17 Morrow Ave., Toronto (at Dundas St. West)
FREE | Advanced registration is recommended as space is limited
Join other young adults for this rare opportunity to meet renowned Israeli photographer Adi Nes, who will lead a tour of the first Canadian survey of his stunning, bold and often controversial work. Referencing art history and photojournalism, his interpretations of Biblical, mythological and literary themes propose a critical view of the present day, while seeking to uncover a universal humanism.
Adi Nes was born in Kiryat Gat and currently lives and works in Tel Aviv. His artistic perspective is informed by his Kurdish and Iranian heritage, his queer identity and his experience growing up in a development town among other immigrants challenged by the realities of Israeli society. His work has been widely exhibited internationally. The Koffler Gallery exhibition will present Nes’ most prominent photographs from the series Soldiers (1994-2000), Boys (2000) and Biblical Stories (2003-2006), including the iconic Untitled (The Last Supper Before Going Out to Battle) (1999). Full exhibition details are here.
Adi Nes is a Featured Exhibition in the Scotiabank CONTACT Festival 2012.
Co-sponsored by the Koffler’s Young Envisioners and Size Doesn’t Matter.
Event Co-Chairs: Jojo Rubin and Jessica Yakubowicz
Facebook event can be found here
Check out SDM’s One-On-One with Adi Nes
An annual art exhibition intended to raise money to fight AIDS auctioned off artwork of some of the most prominent Israeli artists recently.
The exhibition, which is sponsored by Bank Hapoalim, showcased over 650 of Israel’s leading artists such as Menashe Kadishman and Yigal Tomarkin.
Over 3,600 guests were invited to the opening show. Within several hours, most of the artwork was sold. The amount of money raised came to NIS 1.5 million ($400,200).
In addition to some of the familiar artwork showcased, students from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design and Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design had the opportunity to present and auction their work as well.
“I speak for volunteers, care takers and the community when I say how deeply we appreciate the effort and hard work Israel’s finest artists made this year with their contribution to this cause and the fight against AIDS,” said Yonatan Karni Chairman of the Israel AIDS Task Force.
“The artists participating in the exhibition are our partners. They help deliver the message to the public and support many of our projects,” he said
Equality Forum produces these innovative events in collaboration with learning institutions, professional associations, research centers, for profit companies and nonprofit organizations.