An Israeli Yearns to Be Queen for a Day at the New York Gay Pride Parade

The outpouring of genuine pride and joy fueled by the Supreme Court’s ratification of same-sex marriage sparks a bout of jealous nostalgia in one Israeli observer.

Gay Pride parades are exuberant by tradition, but the one held on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on Sunday was nonetheless unique. The floats and the routines and the outfits may have been as colorful and outlandish as always, but the smiles were wider, the laughter brighter, the hurrahs louder, the crowds more joyful than ever before.