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Demoted For Being Gay

When the Israeli Army punished Colonel Uzi Even for being gay, he fought back and forced a change in the law.

Uzi Even is a former Colonel in the Israeli army reserves and a top nuclear scientist. In 1982 he was dismissed from his post after the military discovered he was gay. Ten years later, he went public, forcing the Army to change the law. He later became the first openly gay member of parliament in Israel. He tells Mike Lanchin about his battle for LGBT rights.

Photo: Uzi Even in the 1970s (courtesy of Uzi Even)

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