Israel televises trans-inclusive celebrity wedding

Chen Arizona and her husband at their televised wedding in Israel.

Chen Arizona and her husband, whose identity has not been revealed, at their televised wedding in Israel.

BY STEVE WILLIAMS
Care2

Israel recently celebrated its first public trans-inclusive wedding, going so far as to televise the event. Transgender salon owner Chen Arizona and her husband, whose identity has not been revealed, married last week with a wedding party of celebrities and media people, including a Channel 2 television crew, in tow.

Attorney Irit Rosenblum, founder and CEO of the New Family advocacy group, told Gay Star News that while he congratulated the couple on their marriage he noted that there have been a number of transgender-inclusive weddings in Israel in the past, but none of them have been given such media attention: “However the manner in which it was handled in the Israeli media was a bit circus-like and irresponsible. In reality it is a powerful and difficult process from a personal struggle to a realization of identity and self-acceptance.”

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