Gay Harrisburg Official Joins LGBT Leaders in Israel

John Campbell, Harrisburg’s elected City Treasurer, is participating in a first-ever effort to promote global civil rights.

John Campbell (File photo)

John Campbell (File photo)

A delegation of American LGBT leaders from national advocacy organizations, academia, government and the media are visiting Israel to explore collaborations with their Israeli counterparts.

The visit is part of the first-ever Project Interchange seminar focused on the LGBT community. Project Interchange is the non-profit educational institute of the American Jewish Committee. Thirty-years old, the project conducts seminars in Israel for participants from around the world.

“It is an honor to be part of this group of distinguished individuals and to meet with so many pioneers in the Israeli LGBT movement,” Campbell said in a news release.

Campbell is the third youngest openly-gay elected US official and was recognized in 2012 as one of Advocate magazine’s 40 Under 40.

“I am looking forward to meeting with local elected officials in Israel to discuss how their government is best meeting the needs of their community in order to finds similarities and opportunities to bring back to Harrisburg,” Campbell’s news release said.

Watch for a follow-up upon Campbell’s return from the visit.

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