Microsoft Israel to Award Scholarships to Transgender Students
This is the second year of the scholarship program. Last year the company funded nine full-tuition scholarships
Omri Milman | 16:18 19.10.2017
Microsoft Israel and the Israeli chapter of GLEAM, an LGBT employee resource group operating at the company, plan to fund nine full-tuition scholarships to transgender students in Israel.
The company partnered with the Ma'avarim - Israeli Trans Community organization for the initiative. The organization will fund additional three scholarship, to be paid for via a crowdfunding campaign launched in June.
The scholarships will be awarded based on predetermined criteria for the first year of study, and will not cover living expenses or additional costs.This is the second year of this scholarship program. Last year nine such scholarships were awarded, also by Microsoft through Ma'avarim. According to Microsoft's website, GLEAM drives LGBT-friendly changes in company policies and in the work environment and promotes activities within Microsoft that raise awareness. Microsoft Israel also sponsored a truck in the 2017 Tel Aviv Pride Parade in June, supported the Pride Parade in Jerusalem and is collaborating with the Tel Aviv Municipal LGBT Community Center. "Our aim, together with Ma'avarim, is to empower the community's members and to provide them with equal opportunities for education, employment, and social integration," said the chairman of GLEAM Israel Kobi Maimon. "It’s the first step in building a strong, supportive community."
Having relationships with the same gender or changing ones gender is expressedly forbidden not only by the Torah but also by the seven noahide laws which prohibit all intimate relationships other than those between a male and female of the same species. The rainbow is a sign that G-d would never destroy the world again which He originally did for sins of sexual immorality and for sins related to stealing. Although G-d promised never to destroy the world again homosexuality is still forbidden.
Great idea, well done Microsoft for taking the initiative and supporting equality in the face of religious extremism and incitement
It is a discrimination against heterosexuals
enough already! we are sick of this sh**!!
No one cares if you are trans or gay or what ever. BUT....Don't expect us to pay for your reversal surgery or cancer treatment when things go Arwy. Ask Microsoft frthe money.