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Be’er Sheva’s First Gay Pride Parade

by Maital Guttman

July 3, 2010 | 5:53 pm

Tel Aviv is known as the “gay city” of Israel.  Some estimates say that 15% of Tel Avivians are LGBT, probably because most Israelis who are gay escape the smaller towns for the big city of night life, beaches, and fabulouness.  But Be’er Sheva, a smaller city in the South of Israel (the Neveg), is making its own steps towards inclusivity.  This year, the municipality, which included an ultra-Orthodox Jew, approved the first Gay Pride Parade.  Hear from Shai as he described the triumphs and challenges of the day.

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