Slain Israeli LGBT Counselor Nir Katz’s Boyfriend Thomas Schmidt Can Stay In The Country

Well something you did helped: Thomas Schmidt, the 27-year-old German living in Israel, whose partner Nir Katz (pictured) was among two people slain during 2009’s Tel Aviv GLBT community center shooting, will not be deported by Israeli immigration officials after all. Schmidt’s impending deportation, after living there for six years, has been rescinded by the Interior Ministry “pending further debate.”