10 years on, Gay Pride Parade still gets Tel Aviv dancing
Think rainbow colors, funky music and dancing in the streets -the annual Gay Pride Parade once again gives the streets some glamor on June 6.
Think rainbow colors, funky music and dancing in the streets -the annual Gay Pride Parade, now in its tenth year, once again lent glamor to the streets of Tel Aviv on Friday, June 6.
Last year thousands of people attended the glitzy festival, a marked difference from the small gathering on Shenkin Street at the first annual Pride event way back in 1998.
This year's event was funded by the local municipality and rainbow flags have been adorning the city's streets and boulevards for days. The parade began in Meir Park, just off King George Street, where Mayor Ron Huldai officially launched a new center designated for Tel Aviv's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender/Transsexual community. (The center has already been visited by around 400 people a week since it opened four months ago.)
Revisit past parades
The route: Starting at Meir Park to Tchernichovsky Street then Bograshov Street and onto Ben Yehuda Street, where the main festivities will take place. The celebrations will eventually move down Ben-Gurion Boulevard and end up on the seafront at Gordon Beach.
On the beach you can enjoy a host of live music performances from Ivri Lider, Maya Buskila and Keren Peles. Then, party on into the night!