Tens of thousands of tourists, celebrities, journalists and influencers from abroad are expected to join throngs of Israelis in celebrating Tel Aviv Pride Month, culminating June 10 with the annual pride parade. Last year, some 100,000 people took part.
With more floats than ever before, the parade will begin on Rokach Boulevard near the Sportek, and will continue to the show area in Ganei Yehoshua Park, where the main stage will be set up for shows featuring DJs, drag queens and dancers including Bianca Del Rio and Chelseaboy.
“Pride events in Tel Aviv-Yafo are a longstanding tradition with messages of equality and acceptance at their core,” said Ron Huldai, mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo.
“The city of Tel Aviv-Yafo, a warm home for all communities living in it and proud to be a groundbreaking city in relation to the LGBTQ+ community and a global source of inspiration, will celebrate and march this year with unconditional support in reaching full equality for every citizen.”
Official pride celebrations are kicking off on the May 20 with Dragovision, a “dragified” version of the Eurovision song festival. Throughout the month, the municipal LGBTQ community center will be hosting an array of events along with smaller “Pride in the Neighborhood” events.
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Also planned are informational talks with LGBTQ youth enlisting in the army; a family picnic; an LGBTQ seniors celebration; women-only raves; and parties at Tel Aviv’s clubs and bars.
For more information on pride events in Tel Aviv, click here.