Tel Aviv Mayor, Ron Huldai: "We will continue to be a light-house city, spreading the values of freedom, tolerance and democracy to the world"
Perez Hilton: “I am so excited to be the International Ambassador for Tel Aviv Pride 2017 and I’m thrilled to be in this city with my children and to show them a place that I truly love”.
Tel Aviv. More than 200,000 people from around the world descended on Tel Aviv Friday to march in the largest pride parade ever to take place in Asia and the Middle East. This year’s theme, “Bisexual Visibility,” highlighted the important contributions of bisexual individuals to Tel Aviv’s thriving LGBTQ community.
Tel Aviv Pride Parade is widely recognized as one of the leading parades in the world, with The Boston Globe dubbing Tel Aviv “the World's Gayest City,” and Out Magazine calling it “the Gay Capital of the Middle East.”
The Tel Aviv Pride Parade has become one of the world’s largest gay tourism events. The parade itself marks the highlight of Tel Aviv's annual pride festival, which included an LGBTQ Cultural Festival at the City's theatres, a performance by the Israeli Opera at the NYX Tel Aviv Hotel, a "family friendly" float sponsored by the UK's "Love is Great" Campaign and pride concerts featuring the "Petshop Boys" and DJ Offer Nissim.