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Faces of Pride Around The World

Compiled by Louis Chavez

Israel Tel Aviv Pride is an annual, week-long series of events that celebrate Israel’s LGBT community, scheduled during the second week of June, as part of the international observance of Gay Pride Month. The most-attended event is the Pride Parade. The parade is the largest one in Israel. The Tel Aviv Pride Parade, originally known as the Tel Aviv Love Parade, started in 1997; it assembles and begins at Meir Park, then travels along Bugrashov Street, Ben Yehuda Street and Ben Gurion Boulevard, and culminates in a beach party on the sea front. The parade is part of the biggest pride celebration in continental Asia, drawing more than 100,000 people in 2011 alone, approximately 5,000 of them tourists. Tel Aviv was the first location in Israel where “gay� events were organized and also the first city in Israel to host a gay pride parade.

This year the main Pride event at Cape Town Pride is the Parade, which took place on the final Saturday of the festival (February 28, 2015). Cape Town also celebrated one of the biggest and most exciting gay pride event; 10 day celebration in the Southern Hemisphere which took place in late February early March. The first South African pride parade was held towards the end of the apartheid era in Johannesburg on October 13th 1990, the first such event on the African continent. Few countries in the world have experienced a greater turnaround when it comes to attitudes toward and rights granted to gays and lesbians, which has shifted from institutional homophobia to remarkably tolerant and progressive over the past two decades. The country became the first in Africa to legalize gay marriage a decade ago.

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Photo by Samantha Marx from Johannesburg, South Africa

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