Tens of thousands march in 25th Tel Aviv Pride parade
Monday, June 12, 2023
The Associated Press (AP) described a celebratory mood, drawing a distinction with a on June 1, where police deployed over 2,000 officers for security. Visitors to Tel Aviv joined the event in the thousands.
Israeli Ohad Huri, who dyed his beard the rainbow colors, told the AP: "I'm a minority. I want to save my rights. I want to fight for the rights of other minorities. I want equality. That's about it."
The Times of Israel interviewed Omer Elad, the head of a local transgender group, who said the parade was "especially" important given Israel's political situation. National Security Ministerhas previously protested the festival, , a deputy minister, questioned its legality and Finance Minister has called himself a "proud homophobe".
The AP considered Israel relatively accepting of LGBT people, in contrast to other Middle Eastern countries.
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