Joan Rivers Speaks Out For Israeli Couple

This post first appeared in The Times of Israel.

After a recent controversy over a Holocaust joke, Joan Rivers is lending her support to a gay Israeli couple. (Toni Tripoli, Courtesy of awiderbridge.org)

After a recent controversy over a Holocaust joke, Joan Rivers is lending her support to a gay Israeli couple. (Toni Tripoli, Courtesy of awiderbridge.org)

If there’s one thing Joan Rivers doesn’t do, it’s keep her opinions to herself.

The comedian usually makes her points through humor, not always to everyone’s delight.

But she isn’t goofing around with her serious, heartfelt support for Yuval and Liran, a gay Israeli couple trying to have a child by surrogacy.

The pair, who depleted their savings trying to become fathers, issued YouTube a plea for help from the public in February, and are now trying to crowdsource enough money to work with a surrogacy agency in the US.

No other avenue toward having a child is open, as the doors to adoption and surrogacy are effectively closed to gay Israeli couples at home.

That’s where Rivers stepped in.

Click here to read more.

© 2013 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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