Tel Aviv hosts Asia’s Largest Gay Parade

Tel Aviv’s 17th Annual Pride Festival will take place between 7 and 12 June this year, with the highlight being the city’s largest ever gay parade expecting an all-time record of 180,000 participants, as against last year which saw 130,000 participants, making it Asia’s largest ever gay pride event.

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In recent years, Tel Aviv has become one of the world’s leading and most famous gay tourist destinations, thanks to its tolerant atmosphere, warm weather (300 days of sun a year), famous culinary scene and world-leading nightlife scene.

The “Nonstop City’s” 17th Annual Pride Festival will be taking place between June 7-12, with its highlight being the City’s largest ever gay parade, with an expected all-time record 180,000 participants (2014 saw 130,000 participants in the parade) making it Asia’s largest ever gay pride event.

This year’s events will focus on supporting the Transgender Community, a fact that made Eurovision Star Conchita Wurst (Austrian Winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest) decide to come to Tel Aviv to perform in the parade.

Hila Oren, CEO of Tel Aviv Global, “The Nonstop City is proud to host LGBT visitors from around the world for this year’s Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade. In Tel Aviv, there is a place for everyone, regardless of gender, religion, lifestyle or sexual orientation. In Tel Aviv we celebrate our differences – and we believe that the people are what makes our city – whoever you are – there’s a place for you in Tel Aviv.”

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