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Tel Aviv holds one of world's largest gay pride parades
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Tel Aviv holds one of world's largest gay pride parades

Around 200,000 people took to the streets to celebrate LGBTQ pride in Tel Aviv’s annual Gay Pride Parade, the biggest event of its kind in the Middle East.

The Friday parade — considered one of the biggest Pride Parades in the world — drew some 30,000 international tourists and celebrated “bisexual visibility.” 

Ahead of the parade, a poll found that support in the country for same-sex marriage is at an all-time high. Seventy nine percent of Israeli Jews said they support allowing same-sex marriage or civil unions for gay couples, according to a poll released on Thursday by the religious pluralism group Hiddush.

Tel Aviv-Yafo Mayor, Ron Huldai said:  “Tel Aviv Pride Parade is not just a celebration, but also an important declaration of support. Tel Aviv, which has already been acknowledged as the world’s “most gay-friendly city” will continue to be a light-house city – spreading the values of freedom, tolerance and democracy to the world.”

 Click here to read the full article in Jewish News

Thursday, June 15, 2017
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