Over 100,000 Take Part in Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade

Expect a few traffic jams as the 17th annual Gay Pride parade kicks off. This year's theme: Tel Aviv Loves All Genders.

Ilan Lior
Ilan Lior
A man dances during the annual Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, June 12, 2015.
A man dances during the annual Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, June 12, 2015. Credit: AP
Ilan Lior
Ilan Lior

Over 100,000 people took part in Friday’s 17th annual Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv, whose theme this year was Tel Aviv Loves All Genders.

The day’s events started with a “‘happening” in Gan Meir Park, at 9 A.M., with music and drag performances, but for a change no politicians are scheduled to speak this year.

After the parade there were several performances at the Clore Park through the late evening — including by Conchita Wurst of Austria, who won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

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