200,000 people from around the world gathered in Tel Aviv to march in the largest pride parade in the Middle East. The crowds have grown so big over the years that this time around the organizers moved the event from the seaside promenade to a larger venue.
The Pride Parade in Tel Aviv is a holiday for the LGBTQ community, which symbolizes the uniqueness and openness of the city and brings Israel much respect around the globe.
The Tel Aviv Pride parade is not just a celebration, but an important declaration of support and an opportunity to promote equal rights for all. We will continue to support and celebrate our local LGBTQ culture and act as a welcoming destination for the International gay community.
Tel Aviv-Yafo Mayor said: “Tel Aviv, which has already been acknowledged as the world's "most gay-friendly city and as a beacon for liberty, pluralism and tolerance is proud to be home to a large and diverse LGBTQ population".
Recently, thousands of people marched in Jerusalem Pride parade too, amid tight security, drew bigger crowds than usual in a show of force against Israel’s new far-right government.