Prism & Pen
Published in

Prism & Pen

Celebrating Pride in Jerusalem (And Seeing a Man Stabbed) Woke Me Up

Loyalty isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Jerusalem Pride, 2008, three years after the events in this story. Photo by Yaffa Phillips. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

* Then, one man broke through, ran onto the parade route and stabbed the person in front of me in the chest. *

Dana International in 2009, after winning Eurovision in 1998. Photo by Daniel Kruczynski. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

* It was only the beginning of my appreciation of how much gay people represent a threat to some people because we have sex for pleasure. *

Because otherwise, who cares what gay people are doing?

Humans are weird creatures and very often we don’t make sense.



Amplifying LGBTQ voices through the art of storytelling

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Danni Michaeli

A psychiatrist and a dreamer, I'm always listening for the magic and wondering what we're all doing here.....