Lapid receives mixed welcome at Tel Aviv gay pride parade

June 7, 2013 12:33

Finance Minister Yair Lapid received cheers and jeers during his speech at the kickoff of the Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv's Gan Meir on Friday.

When Lapid took the podium he was not able to begin his speech because of booing and heckling from the crowd. Chants of "There is no future with Lapid and Bibi" (Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu) were shouted. Once Lapid began his speech the crowd became more supportive. Lapid said he came to the parade to talk about "the rights for gay people to marry and adopt children," adding that he was proud of the gay community and saying that the gay community should take pride in itself.

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