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On February 23, the Knesset celebrated the Day of protection of LGBT rights

For the first time in the history of Israel in the Knesset celebrated the Day of protection of the rights of members of the LGBT community. Media noted that, despite his busy schedule, at a special meeting timed to this date, came the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu noted that he came to tell members of the LGBT communities of Israel, that all men are created in the image and likeness of God. «This idea was presented to the world by our people thousands of years ago, and this should be the guiding principle in our daily lives».

The Day LGBT published data of the sociological research, which finds that 30% of women who have sex at least once had experienced physical violence because of their sexual orientation. About 80% of women were insulted. 82% of women surveyed said they try not to show people their relationship with female partners. 81% of respondents, fearing the reactions of others, not in a hurry to do «coming out» in front of a strange loudamy.

The surprise of the day was presented to the Ministry of health. The Agency announced the development of a preventive program for the prevention of HIV infection. It is about the implementation of the method of pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV infection, which was approved by the FDA for use in the U.S. in 2012. The method is based on daily use of ARV drugs that reduce the risk of infection by 92%.

On February 23, the Knesset celebrated the Day of protection of LGBT rights 23.02.2016

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