TelAvivPrideHadarCohen30, 000 people turned out on Friday to celebrate gay pride in the city of Tel Aviv.

The event began with a parade which made its way down main streets, ending in a beach party enjoyed by thousands.

“Tel Aviv is the only city that accepts us,” said Goby Haninu, an Israeli selling rainbow-coloured flags

“We are not a mistake of nature, we are part of the world created by God,” he told the Agence France-Presse, adding he was “proud” of being gay.

Israel is known as having the most developed LGBT rights in the Middle East and Asia, with a vibrant gay community in Tel Aviv, which Out magazine named “the gay capital of the Middle East.”

 

Photo by Hadar Cohen

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