Tel Aviv Pride: Largest LGBT movement in Middle East to be shared live

2016-05-31 19:00
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Cape Town -  Tel Aviv Pride Parade, the largest in the Middle East, will mark the official start of European Pride events this year along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea - and it is set to be shared live on twitter and Facebook.

An estimated 100 000 participants are expected to join together for a gigantic celebration in the heart of the Middle East as the City of Tel Aviv announced that the Pride Parade will be broadcasted LIVE this Friday, June 3rd, between 1pm-3pm (Tel Aviv time - GMT +3 hours) -  via official account of the city of Tel Aviv on Twitter @TelAviv and on the @TelAviv Facebook page

Tel Aviv Pride week 2016 officially opened on May 29th,  featuring a variety of events, parties and shows dedicated the LGBTQ community. The spotlight of this year's Nonstop City's Pride Parade has been "Women for a Change", highlighting the role of women in the LGBTQ community, with the streaming of the event taking place on the

Tel Aviv was recently named "gayest city on Earth" by the Boston Globe and ranked by CNN as "one of the world's top gay honeymoon spots".

The city's Pride Parade, being the first location in Israel where gay events were organised and also the first city in Israel to host a gay pride parade, originally known as the Tel Aviv Love Parade, started in 1997.  It assembles and begins at Meir Park, then travels along Bugrashov Street, Ben Yehuda Street and Ben Gurion Boulevard, and culminates in a party in Charles Clore Park on the seafront.

In the early years of the Pride Parade, the majority of participants were politically motivated but later on, it grew to focus on LGBT rights, equality and equal representation.  

In recent years, the Parade's reputation for inclusiveness, along with Tel Aviv's world-class status as a gay-friendly destination and top party city, has turned it into a notable destination for the LGBT traveller. 

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