Tel Aviv ‘best gay city destination’ of 2011

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    Jan 16, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/01/12/tel-aviv-best-gay-destination-of-2011

    The city of Tel Aviv in Israel has been dubbed the best gay travel destination of last year.

    Israel’s second city topped an online poll run by American Airlines and gay travel site Gaycities.com.

    Tel Aviv won 43% of the votes, followed by New York City with 14% and Toronto with 7%.

    London managed 5% of the public vote.

    Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency: “Winning this competition constitutes an additional strengthening of the fact that Tel Aviv-Jaffa is a city that respects all people and allows everyone to live according to his/her own principles.

    “Ours is a city in which everyone can be proud of who they are.”

    In the summer of 2010, Tel Aviv’s Tourism Association launched a six-month initiative called Tel Aviv Gay Vibe, which aimed to encourage gay people from all over the world to visit the city, primarily targeting gays and lesbians in France and Germany.

    ...2,000 people attended Jerusalem Pride last year, though the event had attracted violence in the past and there was one police officer for every two attendees on the streets.

    Tel Aviv, meanwhile, draws larger crowds at its pride event and usually enjoys a peaceful day, despite calls from some religious conservatives to ban the event.

    In other results from the poll, New York came top for night life and dress sense, San Francisco won for its pride event, Paris had the best food and Buffalo, New York was voted the best up and coming city.

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    Jan 16, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    I just got back from tel aviv yesterday and I have to agree. It was awesome, fun and the men r beautiful. Sexy, inshape, tan and most wer furry like me : )

    I would live there in a heartbeat.

    See my topic about the birthright trip for further info.
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    Bring on the anti-Israel hate, anti-Semitism, pink washing charges and all the weirdness that accompanies any thread that DARE mention the Jewish state in a positive light.

    Also, being from Tel Aviv, I am glad to see my hometown in the news and people enjoying themselves there.
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    Jan 16, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
    I would actually want to go there some time, I just hope my appearance looks to terroristy icon_razz.gif
  • UVaRob9

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    Jan 16, 2012 4:26 PM GMT
    I loved my experience in Tel Aviv when I went to Pride in 2010. I'm going again this year and can't wait.
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    Jan 16, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    It's one of the only places in the world that are on my "must see" list.
  • groundcombat

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    Jan 16, 2012 6:41 PM GMT
    I'm seriously considering my next big trip being to Tel Aviv. Not only are there great sights to see but I find the men (among others) gorgeous.

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    Jan 17, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
    Maybe we should have an RJ field trip!
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    Jan 19, 2012 5:13 AM GMT
    Tel Aviv is non-stop tons-o-fun.

    The men are simply hot and gorgeous.

    And, Israel, is a truly a real slice of heaven!
  • calibro

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    Jan 20, 2012 9:37 AM GMT
    actually, i really don't care for tel-aviv. i find it kind of dirty, there's no parking, and it's horribly expensive to enjoy yourself. the gay scene is also rather small in terms of the services (weho has more to offer on santa monica blvd than the whole country does). aside from the beach, there isn't much in tel-aviv that i think is world's best.
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    Jan 20, 2012 10:29 AM GMT
    Haaretz saidBring on the anti-Israel hate, anti-Semitism, pink washing charges and all the weirdness that accompanies any thread that DARE mention the Jewish state in a positive light.

    Also, being from Tel Aviv, I am glad to see my hometown in the news and people enjoying themselves there.


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  • ipro

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    Apr 09, 2012 10:17 AM GMT
    Tel Aviv is wonderful tourist place in world. For vacation Tel Aviv is a preferable for tourists. There is a great accommodations are available for tourists, In Tel Aviv we can get vacation rental apartments for tourists. We can get those apartments at a reasonable cost.



    www.telavivrentalapartments.com
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    Apr 09, 2012 10:24 AM GMT
    I plan to go soon. Any hints on what to see?
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    Apr 10, 2012 6:47 AM GMT
    calibro saidactually, i really don't care for tel-aviv. i find it kind of dirty, there's no parking, and it's horribly expensive to enjoy yourself. the gay scene is also rather small in terms of the services (weho has more to offer on santa monica blvd than the whole country does). aside from the beach, there isn't much in tel-aviv that i think is world's best.


    someone wore his crabby pants! icon_cry.gif its ok, i'll buy you a ticket to damascus, maybe youll enjoy the gay scene there icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 11, 2012 1:57 AM GMT
    My favorite place would be Tiberias. My grandparents hometown and my dad was born in Haifa. Now they are living in Bethlehem.
  • MelB4Ever

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    Apr 15, 2012 6:52 AM GMT
    Really looking forward to visit Tel Aviv/Israel, one of my top places on my travel list. I know that Israeli/Middle Eastern men are gorgeous.
  • broncos622

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    Apr 18, 2012 6:12 AM GMT
    Tel Aviv is great for seeing hot men. Hit up Hilton Beach...good lord. At the gay section on a hot day it's endless gorgeous men in tiny bikinis/speedos soaking up some sun. Weather is pretty great year round too icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 26, 2012 7:05 PM GMT
    Wish You Were Here - Gay Vacation in Tel Aviv
    http://www.logotv.com/video/wish-you-were-here-tel-aviv/1640429/playlist.jhtml
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    Apr 26, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    buddha_the_god saidI would actually want to go there some time, I just hope my appearance looks to terroristy icon_razz.gif
    Yes, you look too terroristy. Please blow me. Up. icon_biggrin.gif