Mayor Nir Barkat.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Why did Mayor Nir Barkat declare his intention to the press not to join the Pride Parade last week? Was there such an initiative on his schedule at some point? If so, what made him change his mind? Is this mayor, who was elected as a secular, modern, pluralist candidate, turning into a different person? Or, as one of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists asked, is Barkat a homophobe or a politician with his own agenda and limits?