What struck me, again, was the comments this thing being put up generated from the LGTB community.
"Even if the man behind this is a great activist and even if he were anti-Palestinian oppression as well as gay oppression, the reality is that we are hearing about this because there are people out there that want us to see Israel as pro-gay and forget it’s anti-Palestinian policies and actions.
I totally think that this monument should be built, I just also think that we need to be aware of the fact that a) Some of the bureaucratical barriers to building this may have been got around more easily because the government wants to cast Israel in a certain light and b) We may only be hearing about this because Israel’s government tends to publicise gay rights things to cover up their oppression elsewhere.
By all means, it’s great that this is being built. but if we don’t discuss the Pinkwashing elements to this situation then we let them win. I think that is the nuanced way of looking at it that needs to be taken and I’m sad to see this thread having become so polarised (but then I guess threads relating to Pinkwashing always do get that way).”
Welp, fuck you pal.