Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism

Who We Are 

As queers, we are part of an international movement for human rights that encompasses the movement for Palestinian liberation, and all other liberation movements. Since 2000, QUIT! has been one of the San Francisco Bay Area's most active and consistent voices for boycott, divestment & sanctions against Israel.   More.

We are also part of a growing international queer movement to stop "pinkwashing" by the Israeli government and its supporters.  Pinkwashing is a part of the Brand Israel public relations campaign which attempts to hijack the queer movement to promote ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people.  We say no!

QUIT has regular bi-weekly meetings to discuss upcoming issues and plan actions. If you want to participate in these meetings, contact us for info by email to info@quitpalestine.org.

QUIT also maintains a listserve that sends out selected articles, updates and news items scanned from various sources. If you want to subscribe to this listserve send an email to info@quitpalestine.org.

QUIT! Actions and Events

Frameline:  Get Out of Bed With Apartheid

Protest Israeli Pinkwashing
Frameline 37ís Opening Night Gala
Thursday, June 20
10:00 pm
Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison (between 1st & 2nd), San Francisco

This year, well-known authors Angela Davis, Alice Walker and Louise Rafkin, and filmmakers Susan Stryker, Kim Klausner and Roya Rastegar joined those calling for Frameline, the San Francisco LGBT Film Festival, to stop partnering with the Israeli consulate.  Add your voice - sign the call!

more on Frameline

Click the photo to learn about QUIT!'s creative campaigns supporting Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions 

Palestinian Queers Call for Boycott of Israel

In February, speakers from ASWAT - Palestinian Gay Women, al Qaws for Sexual and Gender Diversity in Palestine, and Palestinian Queers for BDS spoke to over 700 people in San Francisco and Berkeley, as part of a highly successful national tour.  They talked about how harmful "pinkwashing" - the Zionist efforts to portray Israel as the only queer-friendly democracy in the Middle East - is to their struggle for equality and recognition.

After the tour, Palestinian Queers for BDS issued an open letter asking all queer institutions to decline invitations to visit Israel or partner with mainstream Israeli institutions. 

For information about  the wall, go to Stop The Wall.

Recent QUIT! 


Fall 2012
Tell Cliff's to Dump SodaStream

Jun. 2012
Queer activists mic check  film festival director

Feb.  2012
QUIT protests Batsheva Dance Company in San Francisco

June 2011
Tell Frameline: Israeli Government Out of Our Festival


San Francisco Chronicle article on World Pride

Deeg and Daniel on Voices of the Middle East

Daniel on Gendertalk radio

Kate on CKUT Montreal

Advocate article on protest of "Yossi & Jagger"


Queer institutions: respect the cultural boycott of Israel

Death penalty in the Palestine Authority

Persecution of Gay Men by Palestine National Authority















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