Israel Gay Pride 2011 - RJ Meetup!

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    May 15, 2011 6:07 PM GMT
    This year's Gay Pride parade in Tel Aviv will be held June 10th.

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    My partner and I will be there.
    Who else is going?!

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    May 15, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
    swimguychicago saidI'd like to go to Gay Pride Tel Aviv. If I want to go via Europe... what's the best way to fly?

    For direct flights from the eastern US:

    Continental/United from Newark.
    Delta has flights from Atlanta & JFK.
    Air Canada from Toronto.

    From Europe, pretty much every national carrier flies to TLV.
    So it depends where you want to go in Europe. (:
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    May 15, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    Jaym86 saidGlad I found this thread as I am also thinking of going. I've never been to Tel Aviv pride. I have heard it's amazing, but I wanted to ask if it was mostly just a crazy party. Or does the city organize cultural events, discussion panels etc. that coincide with Pride?

    I believe there are, I remember reading about some of them from last year.

    The schedule isn't out yet, but should be soon:

    http://www.gaytlvguide.com/component/content/article/12-fp-articles/17-gay-pride-parade-tel-aviv-2011-june-10
    A few weeks before the parade itself, the organizers will publish a full list of events which usually take place before and after the parade.
    As soon as this list is available, it will be published here.

  • Avron88

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    May 15, 2011 6:31 PM GMT
    I'll be there!

    Can't wait! I don't think there are that many people on RJ from here though! But I think it's a great idea!




    BTW....... dont mean to sound negative...... but I'm so sick of threads of about Israel. If I don't here this country mentioned on this board again I think ill be happy.
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    May 15, 2011 6:34 PM GMT
    From this site I learned:
    http://www.gayisrael.org.il

    Fri | 10.06 | 13:00 (That's June 10th)
    TLV pride parade

    Tue | 19.10 | 10:00 (That's June 19th)
    Tel Aviv Endless Summer

    Avron, can you give us any more details?
  • Avron88

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    May 15, 2011 6:39 PM GMT
    Caesarea4 saidFrom this site I learned:
    http://www.gayisrael.org.il

    Fri | 10.06 | 13:00 (That's June 10th)
    TLV pride parade

    Tue | 19.10 | 10:00 (That's June 19th)
    Tel Aviv Endless Summer

    Avron, can you give us any more details?


    Pride week starts usually a week before....but the events are never planned until last minute.


    There won't be a list of parties probably for another few weeks....... so its to early to plan.

    I just missed gay pride weekend in Eilat though.... bummer.
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    May 15, 2011 7:07 PM GMT
    Caesarea4 said
    swimguychicago saidI'd like to go to Gay Pride Tel Aviv. If I want to go via Europe... what's the best way to fly?

    For direct flights from the eastern US:

    Continental/United from Newark.
    Delta has flights from Atlanta & JFK.
    Air Canada from Toronto.

    From Europe, pretty much every national carrier flies to TLV.
    So it depends where you want to go in Europe. (:


    US Airways also has Flights from Philadelphia and EL AL flies to JFK and Newark
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    May 15, 2011 8:15 PM GMT
    germanguy888 said
    Caesarea4 said
    swimguychicago saidI'd like to go to Gay Pride Tel Aviv. If I want to go via Europe... what's the best way to fly?

    For direct flights from the eastern US:

    Continental/United from Newark.
    Delta has flights from Atlanta & JFK.
    Air Canada from Toronto.

    From Europe, pretty much every national carrier flies to TLV.
    So it depends where you want to go in Europe. (:


    US Airways also has Flights from Philadelphia and EL AL flies to JFK and Newark


    Are you coming? icon_smile.gif
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    May 15, 2011 8:32 PM GMT
    Alright I tried asking about this in the other post but didn't get any responses so I'm going to give it one last shot here.

    I'm going to be near Israel during pride, so it wouldn't be completely out of my way but it still means taking extra time and spending more money. I'm trying to decide if it's worth it. As someone who is both gay and Jewish I guess it would be kind of cool to see my two 'identities' (if you will) coming together at Pride in Tel Aviv. But would it really matter if at the end of the day all this really is is a big party with a bunch of half-naked men? To me that's not reason enough to make a special trip to Israel for, especially when I've already been and there are tons of other places I've never been to and I'd like to see. Does more go on during Pride aside from the usual parade and parties? Are there cultural or political events?

    Help please, I can't decide!
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    May 15, 2011 10:44 PM GMT
    Avron88 said
    germanguy888 said
    Caesarea4 said
    swimguychicago saidI'd like to go to Gay Pride Tel Aviv. If I want to go via Europe... what's the best way to fly?

    For direct flights from the eastern US:

    Continental/United from Newark.
    Delta has flights from Atlanta & JFK.
    Air Canada from Toronto.

    From Europe, pretty much every national carrier flies to TLV.
    So it depends where you want to go in Europe. (:


    US Airways also has Flights from Philadelphia and EL AL flies to JFK and Newark


    Are you coming? icon_smile.gif


    hahaha if someone buys my ticket! and pays for everything!!! ;-) hahahaha I wish I could but I'm just a student
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    May 15, 2011 10:50 PM GMT
    I don't understand how there's that much freedom in Israel but in MOSKVA people can't march for more than ten minutes without being stopped by police.....Of all places.....Israel? Really?


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    May 15, 2011 10:54 PM GMT
    Levlion saidI don't understand how there's that much freedom in Israel but in MOSKVA people can't march for more than ten minutes without being stopped by police.....Of all places.....Israel? Really?


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    And how exactly does the lack of LGBT rights in Russia relate to people meeting up for pride in Israel?
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    May 15, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
    pocketnico said And how exactly does the lack of LGBT rights in Russia relate to people meeting up for pride in Israel?


    LOL!!!!!!!!!! win
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    May 15, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
    Jaym86 saidAlright I tried asking about this in the other post but didn't get any responses so I'm going to give it one last shot here.

    I'm going to be near Israel during pride, so it wouldn't be completely out of my way but it still means taking extra time and spending more money. I'm trying to decide if it's worth it. As someone who is both gay and Jewish I guess it would be kind of cool to see my two 'identities' (if you will) coming together at Pride in Tel Aviv. But would it really matter if at the end of the day all this really is is a big party with a bunch of half-naked men? To me that's not reason enough to make a special trip to Israel for, especially when I've already been and there are tons of other places I've never been to and I'd like to see. Does more go on during Pride aside from the usual parade and parties? Are there cultural or political events?

    Help please, I can't decide!


    The Tel Aviv Gay and Les Film Fest is June 11-15 and is wonderful..I think there are other art events.
    http://www.tlvfest.com/en/
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    May 15, 2011 11:55 PM GMT
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    Jaym86 saidAlright I tried asking about this in the other post but didn't get any responses so I'm going to give it one last shot here.

    I'm going to be near Israel during pride, so it wouldn't be completely out of my way but it still means taking extra time and spending more money. I'm trying to decide if it's worth it. As someone who is both gay and Jewish I guess it would be kind of cool to see my two 'identities' (if you will) coming together at Pride in Tel Aviv. But would it really matter if at the end of the day all this really is is a big party with a bunch of half-naked men? To me that's not reason enough to make a special trip to Israel for, especially when I've already been and there are tons of other places I've never been to and I'd like to see. Does more go on during Pride aside from the usual parade and parties? Are there cultural or political events?

    Help please, I can't decide!


    The Tel Aviv Gay and Les Film Fest is June 11-15 and is wonderful..I think there are other art events.
    http://www.tlvfest.com/en/


    Thank you!
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    May 16, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    pocketnico said
    Levlion saidI don't understand how there's that much freedom in Israel but in MOSKVA people can't march for more than ten minutes without being stopped by police.....Of all places.....Israel? Really?

    And how exactly does the lack of LGBT rights in Russia relate to people meeting up for pride in Israel?

    I think many people, obviously who have never been to Israel, have a lot of misconceptions.
    For example, that it's a religious Jewish state, with everyone wearing "black" outfits and peyos.
    I think only about 15% are orthodox religious.
    Also keep in mind that Jews tend to be liberal.
    In the US, 70-75% of Jews vote Democratic.

    While Israel lacks civil marriage, it does recognize marriages performed abroad (including gay marriages) and it also recognizes common-law marriage between same-sex couples.

    For those who haven't been, other than the climate, Israel (outside of some neighborhoods in Jerusalem or Bnei Barak) could be confused for a Western European country.


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    May 16, 2011 2:48 AM GMT
    I think I'll go too !! How many will come with me to visit a Settlement, and interview a few neighboring Palestinians to seek out their personal experiences in loss of homes and property, I think its good to see both sides of this Democracy that does such conflicting actions of allowing gays on one hand and on the other, taking Palestinians homes to build settlements for Zionist or Fanatic Jewish Settlers.

    Will anyone come with me ?

    And no I don't hate Israel, nor do I want to see it destroyed, I just like to seek the truth, when a group such as the Palestinians are being mistreated.
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    May 16, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    realifedad said I think I'll go too !! How many will come with me to visit a Settlement, and interview a few neighboring Palestinians to seek out their personal experiences in loss of homes and property, I think its good to see both sides of this Democracy that does such conflicting actions of allowing gays on one hand and on the other, taking Palestinians homes to build settlements for Zionist or Fanatic Jewish Settlers.

    Will anyone come with me ?

    And no I don't hate Israel, nor do I want to see it destroyed, I just like to seek the truth, when a group such as the Palestinians are being mistreated.


    You know after growing up with all the propaganda in the Australian media about how Palestine were terrorising innocent harmless people. I was a child back then, and thats the propaganda we were feed. Now I am all grown up, and I look at the world through my eyes and not the medias. I would love to go to seek the truth. Please forgive one if I miss the pride thing, as I have too wash my hair that day, as well I'm sure I could find better things to do.
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    May 16, 2011 3:30 AM GMT
    Levlion saidI don't understand how there's that much freedom in Israel but in MOSKVA people can't march for more than ten minutes without being stopped by police.....Of all places.....Israel? Really?


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    Russia unlike Israel is a very, very old country. Things will not change there over night. yet it has seen change. Under the USSR you would never of seen a flamer, they just never existed, and now they are a dime a dozen.

    I have a deep love for this old country and it's culture, and people, I wish them well.
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    May 16, 2011 4:33 AM GMT
    Bigsmiles saidThe Tel Aviv Gay and Les Film Fest is June 11-15 and is wonderful..I think there are other art events.
    http://www.tlvfest.com/en/

    Excellent info, though I'll be heading south.
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    May 16, 2011 4:35 AM GMT
    germanguy888 said
    Caesarea4 said
    swimguychicago saidI'd like to go to Gay Pride Tel Aviv. If I want to go via Europe... what's the best way to fly?

    For direct flights from the eastern US:

    Continental/United from Newark.
    Delta has flights from Atlanta & JFK.
    Air Canada from Toronto.

    From Europe, pretty much every national carrier flies to TLV.
    So it depends where you want to go in Europe. (:


    US Airways also has Flights from Philadelphia and EL AL flies to JFK and Newark


    they fly to la as well!
  • dglater

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    May 16, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
    Man this sounds like a Great Idea! I actually looked if I could take the time off, but I can't icon_sad.gif

    Oh well next year... icon_smile.gif
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    May 16, 2011 11:10 PM GMT
    I might go.
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    May 16, 2011 11:25 PM GMT
    Levlion saidI don't understand how there's that much freedom in Israel but in MOSKVA people can't march for more than ten minutes without being stopped by police.....Of all places.....Israel? Really?





    TO THE VIDEO:

    I need subtitles I don't understand the point of this video therefore I dub it irrelevant to this post
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    May 16, 2011 11:26 PM GMT
    This post makes me sad a little on the inside b/c i know they're all circumcisedicon_eek.gif