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Data for Social Change

The Israeli Institute for Gender and LGBTQ Studies is an applied social research unit founded in 2021 to fill in gaps in up-to-date and valid knowledge on issues directly affecting the lives of LGBTQ individuals and communities in Israel

Attitudes and perceptions of the Jewish public in Israel regarding LGBT rights and the gay community: 2023-2024

The study follows general trends and deep patterns that characterize the public's attitude to various issues concerning the lives of LGBT people in Israel. We will also examine a wider set of public attitudes and perceptions on tangential topics, such as identification or non-identification with democratic, pluralistic values, religious values and tradition, education, and more, and voting patterns in elections.

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LGBT during war: a special survey for community organizations and local authorities

In response to an urgent need in the last week of November 2023 we conducted a special nationwide survey. 1007 residents, aged 16+, who identify as LGBT participated in the survey, who shared with us their experiences and struggles in the first weeks after the outbreak of the war.

 

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Do LGBT people feel comfortable participating in sports? If LGBT athletes are treated the same as heterosexual and cisgender athletes? Does LGBTphobia exist in sports in general? And in distinct sports in particular? If so, what are its manifestations? And how does it affect the realization of sporting potential and sporting achievements? Different sports worlds, both in professional and amateur settings, during different stages of life.

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15,570 participated in the Institute's studies

מה אנחנו עושים

About

The Israeli Institute for Gender and LGBTQ Studies is an applied social research unit founded in 2021 to fill in gaps in up-to-date and valid knowledge on issues directly affecting the lives of LGBTQ individuals and communities in Israel.

 

​The institute is an independent, professional unit committed to rigorous research and academic excellence within the Israeli Association for LGBTQ Equality. Led by Dr. Sigal Gooldin, the institute’s domains of activity include conducting comprehensive, in-depth studies; providing end-to-end research consultation and services based on a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies; collecting, analysing, and making accessible, up-to-date information and data; writing and publishing research reports, policy papers, background overviews, literature reviews, and others.

 

​The institute works in close collaboration with academic researchers across disciplines in Israel and internationally, with LGBTQ organizations and activists, and with national and local government agencies aiming to advance an informed public discourse and to assist policymakers in addressing gender and LGBTQ concerns.

 

​We believe that knowledge is the basis for an informed use of power, towards a benevolent social change, and we invite you to take an active part in our network of partners and supporters.

Our vision and goals

We seek to deepen our understanding of gender and LGBTQ issues

as part of our commitment to advance pluralism and equality in a thriving civil society in Israel.

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We seek to make widely accessible, valid, reliable, and up-to-date information and data

and to provide a quick response to emerging needs

as part of our commitment to advance an informed public discourse and to contribute

to a benevolent social change in gender and LGBTQ-related issues.

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We seek to collaborate closely with researchers, activists, and multi-sector stakeholders,

as part of our commitment to creating a relevant, dynamic, and effective body of knowledge.​ 

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To make our vision a reality, our immediate practical objectives are:

To assist policymakers, LGBTQ organizations, civil and private organizations, and other stakeholders

by making accessible a wide range of information and data on gender and LGBTQ issues concerning health,

social and economic welfare, legal issues, and other vital areas.

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Who we are

Staff

תמונת פרופיל - סיגל גולדין

Dr. Sigal Gooldin

head of the research institute

  sigal@lgbt.org.il

תמונת פרופיל - סנדרין בורשטיין

Dr. Cendrine Bursztein Lipsicas

Associate Researcher

 cendrine@lgbt.org.il

רותי בלאט תמונת פרופיל

Dr. Ruth Blatt

Associate Researcher

ruth@lgbt.org.il

אורי עייק תמונת פרופיל

Uri Eick

Associate Researcher

 urieick@lgbt.org.il

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Ido Ben Tora

Research Assistant

 idoben@lgbt.org.il

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Maya Dwek

Research Assistant

 maya@lgbt.org.il

נעה דגן תמונת פרופיל

Noa Dagan

Research Assistant

 noadagan@lgbt.org.il‬‏

נעם מזרחי תמונת פרופיל

Noam Mizrahi

Research assistant

noam-research@lgbt.org.il

אורי שוורץ תמונת פרופיל

Uri Shwartz

Research assistant

uri@lgbt.org.il

תמונת פרופיל שיר רבינא

Shir Ravina

Research assistant

 shir@lgbt.org.il

Advisory Committee

Prof. Orna Ben-Naftali
Striks School of Law, The College of Management Academic Studies
Prof. Aeyal Gross
Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Gilli Hartel
Gender Studies Program, Bar-Ilan University
Dr. Amal Ziv
Gender Studies Program, Ben Gurion University
Prof. Zvika Trigger
Striks School of Law, The College of Management Academic Studies
Prof. Yuval Yonay
Department of Sociology, University of Haifa
Prof. Shai Lavi
Director of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute & Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Limor Meoded-Danon
Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University
Prof. Moshe Sluhovsky
Head of History Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Ido Katri
Bob Shapell School of Social Work and Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Amit Kama
Chair of the Israel Communication Association, Emek Jezreel Academic College
Prof. Iris Rachamimov
Department of History, Tel Aviv University

What we do

We engage in a variety of activities, including: conducting in-depth studies, offering extensive research services utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and publishing an array of materials such as research reports, policy papers, and background papers.

Our Services

Research

consultation

Focus

Groups

Assessment and Monitoring Studies

Surveys and Questionnaire-based Research

Literature

Reviews

Ethnographic

Research

Interview-based Researches

Policy

Researches

Action

Research

אודות
מי אנחנו

Our Studies

LGBTQ+ in Arab Society in Israel: Action Research for Promoting Social Change

2021

Mapping Characteristics and Needs of LGBTQ+ Communities and Family Members in Local Authorities (27 authorities so far)

2021-2024

LGBTQ+ Community Israel 2022: Special Survey on Characteristics and Needs

2022

Attitudes and Perceptions of LGBTQ+ on Political Issues

2022

Sexual Assaults in the Community: Risk Factors and Challenges for Community Organizations

2022

What Do LGBTQ+ Women Want? Mapping Needs for Community Organization Programs

2022

LGBTQphobia in Sports: Multi-Sector Research

2022-2023

Sense of Security of LGBTQ+ in Public Spaces and the Perception of the Police as a Protective Factor

2023

LGBTQ+ in Arab Society in Israel: Comprehensive National Research – Continuation

2023

Characteristics and Experiences of LGBTQ+ in Employment and Unemployment Situations

2023

Public Attitudes and Perceptions on Issues Related to LGBTQ+ Rights and the LGBTQ+ Community 2023

2023

Characteristics and Needs of Parents of LGBTQ+ Who Participated in "Tehila" Groups

2023

Mapping Needs and Responses for LGBTQ+ Population in the Health System

2023

Bisexual Community in Israel: Characteristics and Needs

2023

LGBTQ+ in Old Age: Social Networks, Family Connections, Health and Well-Being Conditions

2023-2024

Public Attitudes and Perceptions on Issues Related to LGBTQ+ Rights 2024

2024

Trends and Changes in Distress Patterns Among LGBTQ+: Cross-Sectional Analysis of Calls to the Helpline 2018-2023

2024

International Review: Government Work Plans with LGBTQ+ Populations

2024

Risk Factors and High-Risk Groups in LGBTQ+ Populations

2024

Best Practices for Local Government Work with LGBTQ+ Populations: International Review and Three Case Studies in Israel

2024

LGBTQ+ in War

2024

LGBTQ+ Employment and Unemployment

2024

Continuity and Change in Distress Patterns of LGBTQ+: National Data Analysis of Calls to the Helpline

2024

15,570
Participated in the Institute's studies

Studies

- 2024 -

Attitudes and perceptions of the Jewish public in Israel regarding LGBT rights and the gay community: 2023-2024

FORTHCOMING

- 2024 - 

LGBT during war: a special survey for community organizations and local authorities

FORTHCOMING

- 2023 - 

LGBT and sports in Israel: findings from a multi-sector study

FORTHCOMING

- 2023 - 

Characteristics and experiences of LGBT + in the interface with employment and non-employment situations: collecting data from a national survey conducted for LGBTech

FORTHCOMING

- 2022 - 

Barriers to access to medical and welfare services among people on the trans spectrum: Mapping the existing situation and recommendations for implementing tools for change

FORTHCOMING

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- 2022 - 

The main election survey of the LGBT community 2022

FORTHCOMING

- 2023 - 

LGBT people in the Arab society in Israel: characteristics, trends, gaps and needs - a collection of recent data from a national study - 2022-2023

FORTHCOMING

- 2022 - 

A special survey on the characteristics and needs of the LGBT population in Israel 2022 (conducted for the Ministry for Social Equality)

FORTHCOMING

מחקרים
שותפויות

Working with organizations and institutions in all sectors is a central goal for us. We have had the opportunity to collaborate in consulting and research development, editing research, and participating in conferences, with:

Assessing the characteristics and needs of local communities, in collaboration with local authorities, is an integral part of the institute's work. The research is based on surveys among LGBTQ+ individuals and families, as well as focused groups. We have had the pleasure of working with:

כנסים ואירועים

Conferences & Events

27.06.24

Beyond the Rainbow: A Different Perspective on LGBTQ+ Identity. Shiba Tel Hashomer

01.03.24

Allowed to Love? Fear and Queer Hope During Wartime

20.06.24

Populations and Sectors in LGBTQ+ Medicine. Soroka Medical Center

More details

03.01.24

Conference for LGBTQ+ Soldiers: In Memory of Major Sagi Golan

19.05.24

Celebratory Event Marking 3 Years

19.06.23

​ Conference on LGBTQ+ and Queer Studies at Tel Aviv University

18.04.24

Allowed to Love? Fear and Queer Hope During Wartime

06.06.23

 Annual Conference for Advancing Issues for the LGBTQ+ Population in the Izra'el Valley, Galilee, and Surroundings

08.03.24

We are the Future: LGBTQ+ Gold Conference

05.09.22

Queer Atmosphere in Public Spaces.

Technion, Israel

Knesset Committees

20.05.24

The special committee

for childern's rights

Challenges of children on the LGBT spectrum - to mark the international day against homophobia

06.06.23

The Special Committee on Youth Affairs

Actions to prevent LGBTQ discrimination in workplaces

05.07.23

The special committee

for the affairs of the young

LGBT in Arab society

03.05.23

National Security Committee

An increase in the scope of violence against LGBT citizens

המכון בתקשורת

Media & Press

02.08.2022 | Ma'ariv

(Hebrew)

A new survey found: About half of the LGBTQ+ community members have been exposed to hate incidents

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02.07.22 | ynet

(Hebrew)

Living in the closet, exposed to violence: The first comprehensive study on LGBTQ+ in the Arab society

06.07.22 | WDG

History in the fight against homophobia in sports – violent expressions based on sexual orientation will be considered a criminal offense

10.06.22 | Ha'Aretz

(Hebrew)

The science of numbers: Why do the Central Bureau of Statistics' censuses ignore LGBTQ+ communies?

03.07.22 | Ma'ariv (Hebrew)

The first study on LGBTQ+ in the Arab society in Israel: 83% in the closet, 72% without family support

24.01.24 | La'Isha

(Hebrew)

"We need to fall in battle to be recognized as

equals?": How the war affected LGBTQ+ people

המכון בתקשורת
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מאגרי מידע

Databases

Academic Studies on LGBTQ+ Topics in Israel

A list of academic sources including research papers published in scientific journals, books, and other academic channels on LGBTQ+ topics in the Israeli context. The list includes all studies published from 1942 to the present and is regularly updated

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