Tens of thousands kick off Tel Aviv’s annual Pride Parade

11.06.2011                      09.Siwan, 5771                      Beha'alotcha


Tens of thousands kick off Tel Aviv's annual Pride Parade

MKs Tzipi Livni, Nitzan Horowitz address opening ceremony at Gan Meir; Livni says protecting every citizens' rights should not be a political issue.

Tel Aviv kicked off the annual Gay Pride Parade early Friday afternoon. Police closed streets along the parade route and near the beach in central Tel Aviv as the procession and street party got under way with tens of thousands of participants.
At the Parade's opening in Gan Meir, opposition head MK Tzipi Livni (Kadima) told the crowd that all people have the right to be who they want to be, and the issue does not need to be a political issue dominated by the Left….