Pride Around the World: Photos from Tokyo to Croatia and More
Tel Aviv Pride:
Our friend in Tel Aviv, Roy Youldous Rosenzweig, reports to us directly from the Pride party:
After being crowned the gayest city for 2011 by the LGBT travel website GayCities, no one would expect a less than amazing festival. Also known as the "white city,” Tel Aviv was dressed in rainbow hues with an estimated 15,000 tourists from all around the world who came to celebrate.
People from the U.S., Germany, Russia, France, and even far away as Australia and Japan partook in the parade, party, and peaceful celebration.
The parties started in the Tel Aviv gay center in Gan Meir, the only gay center in the world fully budgeted by the City Council. The parade took off, passing through the streets, attracting enthusiastic supporters from Israel and abroad all the way to a spectacular beach party.
The parade in Tel Aviv is the biggest gay event of the month, but not the only one. Nine more parades are taking place this year all around the country – including in Jerusalem (July 31). Following the pride weekend is the TLVFest – the International Gay Film Festival, which will took place the week of June 9.
Croatia Gay Pride:
Activists waved rainbow flags as they participated in the parade in Split. More than 300 people marched through the city guarded by 900 riot police.
Brazil Gay Pride:
About 3 million people were expected to take part in the parade under the 2012 theme “Homophobia Has a Cure.”
Revelers perform atop a float during the annual Gay Pride parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil.