Ofer, 25, grew up in Kfar Menachem in the south of Israel. Born a girl, at age 16 he found the courage to share with his family that he didn’t identify to the gender to which he was born and came out as transgender. When the came came to enlist in the army, he chose to hide his identity and enlisted as a woman until eventually coming out as transgender while in his officer traning course. Ofer is the first openly transgender officer ever to serve in the IDF. During his army service, he led a historical change with regard to the regulation on the conscription of transgenders, becoming an advisor on LGBTQ-related issues to the IDF, as well as the American and Canadian armed forces. After completing his army service in 2018, he became director of HaBayit HaPatuach (Open House) in Jerusalem and has an active role leading the efforts to recognize the rights of the LGBTQ community and create a more respectful and inclusive atmosphere. He is also responsible for leading the Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance.