In The South

Tel Aviv to host the world’s first bisexuality themed Pride parade

Besi Besemar May 9, 2017

City’s world-famous parade to promote Bisexuality Visibility in June 2017.

The City of Tel Aviv-Yafo has announced the theme of the 2017 LGBT+ Pride Parade will be Bisexuality Visibility, making it the first large-scale pride parade in the world to ever celebrate bisexuality as its theme.

Hundreds of thousands of people from Israel and around the world are expected to descend on Tel Aviv starting June 3 for a nonstop week of parties, events, and shows that feature and celebrate the city’s vibrant LGBT+ communities, culminating in a massive parade through the city streets on June 9.

Tel Aviv’s pride parade is the largest pride event in Asia and the Middle East, and boasts one of the largest parades anywhere in the world.

Past themes have included last year’s Women for a Change and Transgender Visibility.

This year, the city has chosen a theme that reaffirms its support for the diverse and inclusive atmosphere that has led to Tel Aviv being dubbed “the world’s gayest city” by The Boston Globe and “the gay capital of the Middle East” by Out Magazine.

The Tel Aviv Pride Parade is fully sponsored by the city who have over the last few years invested heavily to promote gay tourism to the city, and expect 35,000 tourists to arrive in Tel Aviv this year to take part in the pride events.

Efrat Tolkowsky, Tel-Aviv Yafo City Council Member, in charge of LGBT+ Affairs, said: “Both in Israel and around the world, many bisexual people feel that they are an invisible group within the LGBT+ community. Here in Tel Aviv, we are committed to celebrating each and every LGBT+ person and ally equally, so that we can all be out and proud together”.

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