Neil Patrick Harris appointed int'l ambassador of Tel Aviv Pride parade

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

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June 6, 2019 17:53
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Neil Patrick Harris appointed int'l ambassador of Tel Aviv Pride parade

Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris (R) and his husband David Burtka arrive at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California . (photo credit: LUCAS JACKSON / REUTERS)

 
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"It's going to be legen - wait for it - dary."

Neil Patrick Harris, famous for this catchphrase in his role as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother, and for his roles as Count Olaf in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and famous kid doctor Doogie Howser, is expected to be a special guest at this years Pride parade in Tel Aviv.

Harris, one of Hollywood's hottest gay stars, was appointed as the International Ambassador of this year's parade.

In a statement to the press, the Tel Aviv Municipality said that "hundreds of thousands of people from Israel and around the world will descend on Tel Aviv for a nonstop week of parties, events, and shows that feature and celebrate the city’s vibrant LGBTQ community, culminating in a massive parade through the city streets."

"Tel Aviv’s Pride parade is the largest Pride event in Asia and the Middle East, and one of the largest parades in the world," the municipality added.

The American actor, writer, producer, magician, and singer will attend the Pride International press conference next week as events kick off for the parade, set to take place on Friday, June 14, across the city.

Harris married his long-time boyfriend David Burtka in 2014. The couple have two children, Harper and Gideon, and reside in New York City.

The event will open with a party on Ben-Zion Boulevard, which will include “drag shows, speeches and uplifting music.” The parade will later feature floats and a beach party, at which Eurovision 2018 winner Netta Barzilai will perform.

This year’s Pride parade in Tel Aviv is, appropriately enough, set to be “legen – wait for it – dary.”



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