Although being gay is not an "achievement" (I was created according to god's image, right?), the gay community's achievements in Israel are indeed something of which to be proud. And I'm so proud to be an Israeli, to live in this tolerant democracy, where we can have a pride parade in our capital. Don't try that in Damascus or any other Arab country.
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from the article: In a first, Jerusalem's gay pride parade to end opposite Knesset