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June 13, 2014

To mark gay pride in Tel Aviv, the British Embassy is flying the gay pride flag to show their support

The British Embassy in Israel is flying the gay pride flag to celebrate gay pride today (13 June).

On their official Facebook page, The British Embassy in Israel shared a photo of a rainbow flag flying proudly outside their Tel Aviv headquarters.

‘We are proud that the rainbow flag is flying from the British Embassy, in celebration of the Tel Aviv Pride Parade. #tlv #Gaypride #TelAviv,’ read their post.

In addition, they also changed their cover photo to a picture of the British flag in rainbow colours.

June 13, 2014

The UK capital is to get its first rainbow pedestrian crossing and its cycle hire scheme is also getting an LGBTI Pride makeover

London is to follow in the pedestrian footsteps of Tel Aviv and Sydney with its first rainbow crossing for Pride at the end of this month.

Pioneered in the Israeli beach city, the idea of rainbow crossings has now started to spread around the world.

London’s first will be at the junction of Pall Mall East and Suffolk Street, where the Pride in London parade will pass on 28 June.

But it will only last for the day.

The city is also giving 75 of its pay-as-you-go Barclay’s Cycle Hire bikes a ‘Ride with Pride’ logo during Pride week.

June 13, 2014

The LGBTI community, straight supporters and celebrities enjoy the climax of Tel Aviv’s gay pride celebrations

Tel Aviv today saw locals, tourists and even a few famous faces enjoy the sunshine and celebrations of their 2014 gay pride week parade (13 June).

Pride celebrations, which started on 8 June, reached their peak today as the sun came out, music played and people from all over the world came to enjoy Tel Aviv’s gay pride parade.

Road were closed off as the streets were filled with LGBTI people and their supporters celebrating equality and freedom. The parade set off at 12pm from Bograshov Street and ended up at Charles Clore beach, on the border with Jaffa.

June 13, 2014

The LGBTI community, straight supporters and celebrities enjoy the climax of Tel Aviv’s gay pride celebrations

Tel Aviv today saw locals, tourists and even a few famous faces enjoy the sunshine and celebrations of their 2014 gay pride week parade (13 June).

Pride celebrations, which started on 8 June, reached their peak today as the sun came out, music played and people from all over the world came to enjoy Tel Aviv’s gay pride parade.

Road were closed off as the streets were filled with LGBTI people and their supporters celebrating equality and freedom. The parade set off at 12pm from Bograshov Street and ended up at Charles Clore beach, on the border with Jaffa.

June 10, 2014

Tel Aviv’s municipality building has been lit up to create the world’s largest LGBTI pride flag to celebrate Gay Pride Month in Israel

An estimated 130,000 people will attend Gay Pride Month this month in Tel Aviv and the local municipality is welcoming them by turning their office building into the world’s largest gay pride flag.

The building will be lit up with rainbow colors from now until the night of Tel Aviv’s Gay Parade on 13 June between 8pm and 11pm each night.

Tel Aviv-Yafo Mayor Ron Huldai will start the parade at 10am on 3 June at Me'ir Park which will then wind its way to Charles Clore Beach in front of the David International Hotel where a party on the beach will be held.

June 10, 2014

Tel Aviv’s municipality building has been lit up to create the world’s largest LGBTI pride flag to celebrate Gay Pride Month in Israel

An estimated 130,000 people will attend Gay Pride Month this month in Tel Aviv and the local municipality is welcoming them by turning their office building into the world’s largest gay pride flag.

The building will be lit up with rainbow colors from now until the night of Tel Aviv’s Gay Parade on 13 June between 8pm and 11pm each night.

Tel Aviv-Yafo Mayor Ron Huldai will start the parade at 10am on 3 June at Me'ir Park which will then wind its way to Charles Clore Beach in front of the David International Hotel where a party on the beach will be held.

May 10, 2014

Celebrating Eurovision 2014, London drag queen Miss Dusty ‘O’ shares her thoughts on the international singing competition 

Eurovision is upon us yet again.

A chance for rabid nationalism and cheesy pop pap. I love it like so many people. Will this year be the last year we have a UK entry? Will next year have a Scottish entry and if so will England and Scotland vote for each other like the Baltic and Balkan states do consistently every year? Who knows but probably not, the Scots have never forgiven us for Flodden.

March 6, 2014

Israeli prosecutors are considering charging the key witness in the Tel Aviv gay youth center shooting trial with perjury after their case against the main suspect collapsed

The key witness in the court case over the 2009 Tel Aviv mass shooting attack on the Bar Noar gay youth center may be charged with perjury, obstructing justice and fabricating evidence after the case against the main suspect in the attack collapsed.

Israeli prosecutors believe the case against suspect Hagai Felician will not be successful without the unnamed witness’ testimony and the witness has agreed to the cancellation of his state’s evidence agreement.

January 13, 2014

Homophobes singled out a group of gay and straight friends on their way home from a night out in the Israeli city

A group of gay and straight friends were were attacked by a mob in Tel Aviv on Saturday (11 January).

Moshiko Hadad, 29, Or Azulay, 25, and three other friends were accosted after enjoying a night out in south Tel Aviv when they were made the target of homophobic abuse.

At around 2am, as they were leaving the Ha'Umon club, Azulay's partner put his hand affectionately on his shoulder.

The group was spotted by an 11-person strong mob, who quickly confronted them, made of a 45-year-old male, two women and the rest male teens aged 16 to 18.

January 13, 2014

Homophobes singled out a group of gay and straight friends on their way home from a night out in the Israeli city

A group of gay and straight friends were were attacked by a mob in Tel Aviv on Saturday (11 January).

Moshiko Hadad, 29, Or Azulay, 25, and three other friends were accosted after enjoying a night out in south Tel Aviv when they were made the target of homophobic abuse.

At around 2am, as they were leaving the Ha'Umon club, Azulay's partner put his hand affectionately on his shoulder.

The group was spotted by an 11-person strong mob, who quickly confronted them, made of a 45-year-old male, two women and the rest male teens aged 16 to 18.

January 5, 2014

The country claiming one of the best gay cities in the world, Tel Aviv, is participating in London’s Gay Star Beach Party, a daytime event to celebrate, promote and educate on LGBTI tourism

The Israeli Tourism Board is bringing Mediterranean flair to London’s Gay Star Beach Party held 18 and 19 January.

A beach-themed daytime party at Heaven nightclub in Charing Cross, the Gay Star Beach Party + LGBTI Travel Show brings some of the world’s most gay-friendly destinations to the heart of London.

The free party gives guests direct access to holiday prizes, drink specials, a fashion show and the chance to mix and mingle with London’s LGBTI community and allies in support of LGBTI tourism.

December 14, 2013

Israel’s first memorial to the homosexual victims of the Nazis was inaugurated on Tuesday in a Tel Aviv park near the city’s Gay Center

Israel now has its first memorial to the gay victims of the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler, with a public memorial to them unveiled in Tel Aviv’s Meir Park on Tuesday.

The memorial, near Tel Aviv’s Gay Center is in the shape of a giant pink triangle – the same symbol the Nazis used to mark out homosexual prisoners in their concentration camp – and bears the names of prominent homosexuals persecuted by the Nazis including Magnus Hirschfeld and Gad Beck.

December 2, 2013

The Israeli government approved this weekend a bill offering gay male couples with children, but not lesbian couples, the same tax breaks given to heterosexual parents

Israeli gay couples with children might be eligible for the same tax breaks as straight parents.

A bill was introduced by Adi Kol after the government’s tax authority rejected several gay couples who applied for the tax break.

Opposite-sex couples with children are eligible for 'tens of thousands' in tax breaks thanks to the existing code, which is meant to encourage women to enter the workforce.

October 12, 2013

Teen whose alleged rape triggered shooting reveals identity to deny motive, defend arrested brother

Four years after a shooting spree in a Tel Aviv LGBT center killed two and injured nearly a dozen, the tragedy has received a fresh twist with the police theory that it was a revenge attack for rape rejected by the alleged victim on television.

October 7, 2013

LGBT short films from around the world are to compete in Cardiff, Wales this week for a cash prize to make another movie

Guests from India, USA, Netherlands, Ireland, Australia, Norway and Germany are arriving in Cardiff, Wales as the city hosts the world’s leading LGBT short film festival.

Five days of events will see 30 films compete for the Iris Prize and £25,000 ($40,000 €29,600), the world’s largest short film prize.

Audiences in the Welsh capital will see sexy gay vampires, horny Mormons and stories of first love.

August 21, 2013

Tel Aviv’s Meir Park is to be the site of Israel’s first monument recognizing the gay victims of Nazi Germany

Israel will get its first monument to the gay men persecuted by the Nazi regime under a plan by Tel Aviv’s municipal government.

The monument, which will feature a giant pink concrete triangle reminiscent of the symbol used by the Nazis to mark out homosexual prisoners, will be built in Tel Aviv’s Meir Park – with plans for it to be unveiled before the year’s end.

The monument was the brainchild of Meretz Party municipal council member Eran Lev who took the idea to Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai.

August 21, 2013

Tel Aviv’s Meir Park is to be the site of Israel’s first monument recognizing the gay victims of Nazi Germany

Israel will get its first monument to the gay men persecuted by the Nazi regime under a plan by Tel Aviv’s municipal government.

The monument, which will feature a giant pink concrete triangle reminiscent of the symbol used by the Nazis to mark out homosexual prisoners, will be built in Tel Aviv’s Meir Park – with plans for it to be unveiled before the year’s end.

The monument was the brainchild of Meretz Party municipal council member Eran Lev who took the idea to Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai.

August 4, 2013

Politicians and activists held a memorial this weekend for the 2009 shooting at Bar Noar gay youth center that left two dead and a dozen injured
 

Community leaders held a memorial service marking the fourth anniversary of a brutal attack on a Tel Aviv gay youth center.

The memorial was held in Tel Aviv’s Meir Park to honor the deaths of 26-year-old Nir Katz and 17-year-old Liz Trubeshi, who were shot and killed in 2009 when a masked gunman entered Tel Aviv’s Bar Noar gay youth center and unleashed rounds of gunfire onto children and counsellors.

A dozen others were seriously injured in an attack Israel Channel 10 TV called a ‘bloodbath’.

August 4, 2013

Politicians and activists held a memorial this weekend for the 2009 shooting at Bar Noar gay youth center that left two dead and a dozen injured
 

Community leaders held a memorial service marking the fourth anniversary of a brutal attack on a Tel Aviv gay youth center.

The memorial was held in Tel Aviv’s Meir Park to honor the deaths of 26-year-old Nir Katz and 17-year-old Liz Trubeshi, who were shot and killed in 2009 when a masked gunman entered Tel Aviv’s Bar Noar gay youth center and unleashed rounds of gunfire onto children and counsellors.

A dozen others were seriously injured in an attack Israel Channel 10 TV called a ‘bloodbath’.

June 9, 2013

After becoming the first gay couple to wed in France, Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau celebrated their honeymoon with 100,000 people at Tel Aviv’s gay pride weekend

France’s first gay married couple celebrted their honeymoon this weekend as honored guests at Tel Aviv Gay Pride.

On 29 May 2013 Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau were the first gay couple in France after the country became the 14th in the world to legalize gay marriage and adoption. 

June 9, 2013

After becoming the first gay couple to wed in France, Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau celebrated their honeymoon with 100,000 people at Tel Aviv’s gay pride weekend

France’s first gay married couple celebrted their honeymoon this weekend as honored guests at Tel Aviv Gay Pride.

On 29 May 2013 Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau were the first gay couple in France after the country became the 14th in the world to legalize gay marriage and adoption. 

June 9, 2013

Supermodel Bar Refaeli posted a photo online of her standing in front of a urinal with the caption ‘LGBT ALL EQUAL’

An Israeli supermodel has sparked online controversy with a photo of her standing in front of a urinal.

Coinciding with this weekend’s Tel Aviv Gay Pride weekend and meant to show her support for transgender equality, the photo of model Bar Refaeli has quickly gone viral.

Writing the caption ‘Gay, lesbians, bisexual, transgender ALL EQUAL TLV #gayweek’, Refaeli posted the photo to her Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feeds.

June 7, 2013

Over 100,00 participants are said to be enjoying Tel-Aviv biggest ever gay pride, an event that highlighted gay marriage and tolerance

Tel Aviv's 15th annual gay Pride parade kicked off earlier today with well over 100,000 participants.

The event commenced at 1pm local time, and was the culmination of Israel’s Pride Month events, with tens of thousands of LGBT tourists arriving to participate.

Gay marriage was highlighted in an event in Meir Park just before pride, where thousands gathered at makeshift mock gay wedding.

Two male friends, Lior and Assad, ‘tied the knot’, to express their support of marriage equality.

June 7, 2013

Over 100,00 participants are said to be enjoying Tel-Aviv biggest ever gay pride, an event that highlighted gay marriage and tolerance

Tel Aviv's 15th annual gay Pride parade kicked off earlier today with well over 100,000 participants.

The event commenced at 1pm local time, and was the culmination of Israel’s Pride Month events, with tens of thousands of LGBT tourists arriving to participate.

Gay marriage was highlighted in an event in Meir Park just before pride, where thousands gathered at makeshift mock gay wedding.

Two male friends, Lior and Assad, ‘tied the knot’, to express their support of marriage equality.