Tel Aviv Gay Pride has become one of the biggest events of the year in Tel Aviv with the city’s gay community coming out in force to ensure that they, and the many visitors who come from overseas have a great time and firm up the city’s reputation as the Gay Capital of the Middle East, and perhaps, one of the Gay Capitals of the World. Tel Aviv Gay Pride is a weekly event in the city, culminating on Friday June 7 2013 with the famed pride parade.
Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade 2013
Tel Aviv Pride is approaching and the municipality painted some pedestrian crossings
The Tel Aviv Pride Parade begins at the Gan Meir Park which is a small park considered by some to be the center of the city’s gay community. It heads northwards through the city, passing along Bograshov Street, Ben Yehuda Street, before finally reaching Gordon Beach, one of the best parts of Tel Aviv Beach where the parade turns into a carnival with a big beach party taking place from 2pm into the evening.
Tel Aviv Gay Pride Week 2013
Tel Aviv Pride by ninasaurusrex, on Flickr
Of course, the Gay Pride Parade is the culmination of a week’s long series of events which take over Tel Aviv for their duration. Here are some highlights
Thursday, June 6th:
15:00 Welcoming party for the European Cruise ship tourists, La Demence at the Evita Bar, the oldest gay bar in Tel Aviv (Yavne St. #31)
17:00 Chill-out party at Hilton Beach
20:00 Opening Cocktail at Beit Hai’r (Bialik Square), Tel Aviv’s first city hall
Friday, June 7th:
10:00 Pride Happening at Meir Park
13:00 Pride Parade
15:00 Beach party at Gordon Beach
Saturday, June 8th:
After-Parties throughout the city
20:00 TLV FEST Film Festival debut “Snails in the Rain”
Gay Tel Aviv
Of course, Gay Pride Week is not the only week where gay life is big in Tel Aviv – the city has a sizable gay population and is popular with visitors throughout the year. Check out our introduction to gay Tel Aviv for beginners for more information,
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