Perez Hilton: Tel Aviv Pride a beacon of hope and acceptance in the Middle East

What were Perez Hilton's impressions of his first Tel Aviv Pride?

June 10, 2017 22:06
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Tel Aviv’s 2016 LBGTQ Pride Parade

Revelers at Tel Aviv’s 2016 LBGTQ Pride Parade. (photo credit: GUY YECHIELI)


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Perez Hilton, infamous American celebrity blogger and personality, attended 2017 Tel Aviv Pride Parade as global ambassador on Friday.

Documenting the festivities on his various social media accounts, Hilton described Tel Aviv Pride on Instagram as unique and important, calling it "a beacon of hope and acceptance in the Middle East."

The blogger added, "My most favorite part was the march through the city before we got to the parade on the beach. What a powerful act of togetherness and love! It was beautiful to see soooo many young people and families today! My heart is happy and full!"

Hilton arrived earlier this week with his two children and visited major Israel tourist attractions such as Masada, Ein Gedi, the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, and the Carmel Shuk in Tel Aviv.

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