Let Tel Aviv Pride bring you some sunshine

Video and photos from Israel’s main pride event to brighten up your day

Let Tel Aviv Pride bring you some sunshine
13 June 2012

GSN has readers all over the world and we know there are plenty of you shivering in the cold right now.

So all the more reason to bring a burst of sunshine into your day… this time with pictures of Tel Aviv’s Pride party in Israel.

Shabi Gatenio, a journalist and filmmaker from Gay Middle East who was at the event, told us that around 100,000 to 200,000 people took part in the event on Friday (8 June), starting with speeches and stalls at Meir Garden, followed by a march through the city’s main streets before finishing with a party on Golden Beach and a chance for a dip in the sea.

There revelers enjoyed the music on the main stage and basked in temperatures of 27C.

Pride in Tel Aviv is also a big pull for tourists from around the world and preparations to market the city for the event included painting some of the pedestrian crossings in rainbow colors – creating an image that went viral around the world.

Check out Gatenio’s photos below, and also see the videos for Tel Aviv’s Pride beach event and how the city created its LGBT rainbow flag crossings:



No thumbnail available

Gay marriage bans struck down in Nevada and Idaho by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Decision comes a day after marriage equality comes to six additional US states
No thumbnail available

Wentworth Miller to play villain on new CW series The Flash

Openly gay actor will gueat star as Leonard Snart, aka Captain Cold
No thumbnail available

Lady Gaga fans want Boy George dead

Singer Boy George’s Twitter comment earns him AIDS insults from Gaga followers
No thumbnail available

Sacked cop on a rampage has vendetta against Asians and lesbians

Dismissed Los Angeles Police officer and suspected multiple murderer Christopher Dorner wrote in his manifesto that he has a special animosity for lesbian and Asian police officers
No thumbnail available

Fijian government says gays have nothing to fear in Fiji

Government of Fiji responds to protestors on the roof of an immigration detention center in Sydney
No thumbnail available

Jeb Bush sees no constitutional right to marriage equality

'It’s thousands of years of culture and history just being changed at warp speed. It’s hard to fathom why it is this way'
No thumbnail available

Gay music teacher fired after becoming engaged is suing Catholic school in Georgia

Flint Dollar was told 'that if I was to return it would be against the teachings of the Catholic Church'
No thumbnail available

Nominate your business stars who are Out at Work

Out at Work Top 50 will reveal Britain’s rising LGBTI business heroes
No thumbnail available

#Trailblazer: Tyson Tyler - 'Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles; I have such a blast going to the US'

London based model, dancer and adult entertainer Tyson Tyler tells us why Istanbul was his most random vacation and how he plans to take the US by storm
No thumbnail available

Woman donates house down payment to hate march in response to 'gay Nazis'

'GOD is the One that you are really fighting and just like Hitler’s Nazi regime – they won a number of battles but LOST the WAR'