13 Photos of the Largest Pride Parade in the Middle East — Tel Aviv!
By Christopher Harrity
International Ambassador for Tel Aviv pride 2019, Neil Patrick Harris: “Tel Aviv Pride has become an important symbol of LGBTQ visibility and acceptance on the world stage.” Read more below.
Voted the world’s “Best Gay City” by GayCities.com and “The Most Gay-Friendly City in the World” by Wow Travel, Tel Aviv’s Pride Parade is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading LGBTQ events, attracting thousands of visitors from around the globe. The American actor, writer, producer, magician, and singer, Neil Patrick Harris was selected to act as this year’s “International Pride Ambassador.”
The parade marked the end of a month-long festival which included TLVFest — the City’s international gay film festival; a LGBTQ cultural line-up of events; a special show by the Israeli Opera honoring the famous Eurovision hits which took place at NYX — the official Tel Aviv Pride hotel; and tributes to key historical figures in the LGBTQ community.
Celebrations are expected to continue throughout the weekend, with massive after-parties attracting tens of thousands of partygoers, including one featuring internationally acclaimed DJ and gay icon Ofer Nissim.
Photos included here are by Getty images and Guy Yechiely.