Tens of thousands of revelers arrived Friday in 35-degree heat for the pride party held in Ganei Yehoshua Park in Tel Aviv. The party was held to mark the 25th anniversary of the first Pride Parade and the largest Pride weekend ever.
This year's event was divided into two events, with a gay pride parade taking place yesterday on the Tel Aviv promenade, attended by 150,<> revelers. Today tens of thousands of people celebrated with a pride party, the second part of Tel Aviv's pride events.
Omar Adam at the Pride Party in front of tens of thousands of revelers
Miri concludes. Driving them crazy, photo: Coco
Pride events in Tel Aviv-Yafo are a long-standing tradition that began in 1998. Since then, every year, hundreds of thousands of residents and members of the LGBT community march alongside tens of thousands of tourists from around the world.
The revellers, who came from all shades of the LGBT spectrum, as well as many straight people, dressed in swimsuits and colorful performances from all colors of pride, received applause from the singers who took the stage at the big pride party. The host, Nadav Burstein, opened the party with the greeting "Happy Pride Day".
The celebrating crowd applauded the host, who continued: "Our youth are not abandoned, we adults support them. We live as proud and free LGBT people." Singer Chen Aharoni shouted to the audience from the stage: "Come out of the closet," and singer Iggy Waxman said: "Years ago, I celebrated Pride on the trucks in Ibn Gvirol. Happy Pride Day." Singer Shiri Maimon thrilled the audience when huge fans throughout the stage tried to cool the large crowd with water.
Colorful. Tel Aviv Pride Party, Photo: Coco
Jupita also came to the mountains, photo: Coco
Tel Aviv-Yafo Mayor Ron Huldai hinted at the period we are in, saying: "Despite the winds blowing from the government and trying to eradicate the liberal achievements achieved in recent decades, Israel will not go back and Tel Aviv-Yafo will continue to be the one pulling it forward. Yesterday we marched and today we will celebrate, we will celebrate with all our might. Despite the wrath of all the dark people and all the cowards and all those who think you don't deserve and therefore equal rights. Tel Aviv-Yafo has always been and will always be the home of all members of the community. And we will win, I promise you, we will win."
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