Tens of thousands attend TA Gay Pride festivities

Several politicians take part in procession; Yechimovich: LGBTQ community part and parcel of struggle for social justice.

By JPOST.COM STAFF,
June 8, 2012 22:55
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Gay pride parade

Gay pride parade. (photo credit: Reuters)

 
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The streets of Tel Aviv were filled with rainbow-colored pride flags on Friday as thousands of people joined in the annual Gay Pride Parade.

The festivities began at 10 a.m. with a community happening at Meir Park with musical performances, celebrity appearances and speeches by public figures such as Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, Meretz MK Nitzan Horowitz, Labor chairwoman Shelly Yechimovich and US Ambassador Daniel Shapiro.

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