Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
Queer and trans liberation organizations from nearly 20 countries across Europe and beyond are calling on global LGBTQIA communities to take a stand for Palestinian human rights and boycott the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel.
John Greyson, a prominent Canadian filmmaker, has recently turned down an offer to premiere his film Fig Trees at the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival, in support of BDS. Greyson is a member of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid. He cites Israeli Apartheid Week as one of the main reasons for his boycott action.