“Gil Kol, spokesperson for The Aguda—The Israeli National LGBT Task Force, said that gay people in the public sphere “is of major importance because you can’t love a person and appreciate their art and at the same time hate them for who they are.” Kol, however, wishes that in the future, whether a singer or an actor is straight or gay will be a “non-issue,” adding, “I don’t want a person to be a gay celebrity—I want them to be a celebrity who is gay.”

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