170,000 people celebrate at Tel Aviv's Pride parade

Over 170,000 people took part in Tel Aviv’s Pride parade on Friday, a city spokesperson said, as the annual event inched towards pre-pandemic numbers.

Revellers in colourful outfits celebrated in the sweltering heat, waving rainbow flags and dancing to electronic music as floats slowly drove through the streets of Tel Aviv, seen as a rare oasis of LGBTQ+ tolerance in the region, AFP reporters said.

“It’s supposed to be about the fight for LGBT rights, but it’s more of a party. So… I enjoy the party,” said Liat Shana, 29, wearing a shiny green wig and matching eyebrows.


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