Tel Aviv Pride Parade: Without These Defiant Drag Queens There Would Be No Tel Aviv Gay Pride Today

This Friday's annual parade is taking place thanks to the audacity of a group of drag queens. Twenty years later, they were asked to be the emcees of Wigstock 2018

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Ziona Patriot and Rama Rimming.
Ziona Patriot and Rama Rimming.Credit: Alon Porat and Eli Bohbot
Itay Stern
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Tel Aviv's Gay Pride Parade on June 9, 2017, attended by some 200,000 people. Credit: Sebastian Scheiner/AP
Ziona Patriot and Rama Rimming.Credit: Alon Porat
Rama Rimming and Ziona Patriot perform on stage during Wigstock in Tel Aviv, 1999. Credit: Gadi Sasson/Hazman Havarod
Rama Rimming and Ziona Patriot perform on stage during Wigstock in Tel Aviv, 1999.Credit: Gadi Sasson/Hazman Havarod
Rama Rimming and Ziona Patriot during Wigstock in Tel Aviv, 1999. Credit: Meged Gozani

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