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 Week takes place every June, with a surge of gay-friendly events taking place across the city, culminating on the Friday with the famed pride parade. The 2017 Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade will take place on June 9.
The Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade begins at the Gan Meir Park (next King George Street) considered to be the center of the city’s gay community. It heads northwards through the city, passing along Bograshov Street and 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.
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.