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.
July 4, 2010 | 12:52 am
I am blessed to have parents who are supportive of me regardless of my sexuality. My father has made it clear that he loves me unconditionally, but in the back of his head, still wishes... read on