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Israeli City Moves 'Modest' Gay Pride To Parking Lot

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LGBT people in Ra'anana, Israel, planned on having a gay pride parade this weekend, but now Mayor Nahum Hoferi is saying too many residents complained and that the event will now be "modest" and held in a department store parking lot.

Fro Haaretz:

City hall explained that it decided to change the plans in order to spare the feelings of a large proportion of the city's residence, who found the prospect of a gay pride parade in their city offensive.

In his Facebook post, Hoferi [explained] his decision: "Being EVERYONE's mayor, and since Ra'anana has always been known for its pluralistic nature and for the sensitivity it afforded to all its citizens I decided to approve an event in the parking lot of the old Mashbir. The organizers promised me that the event would be modest in nature and will stress the community's tolerant side."

Organizers said they compromised because they want to save their energy to protest cities that don't even entertain the idea of a pride event, whether it be small and sequestered or not.

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  1. Two non-stop tickets to Tel Aviv please!

    Posted by: Gigi | Jun 28, 2012 8:37:17 AM


  2. I thought everything was pro-gay over there. What will Michael Lucas say about this!?!?

    Posted by: Fenrox | Jun 28, 2012 9:59:12 AM


  3. "Being EVERYONE's mayor, and since Ra'anana has always been known for its pluralistic nature and for the sensitivity it afforded to all its citizens I decided to approve an event in the parking lot of the old Mashbir. The organizers promised me that the event would be modest in nature and will stress the community's tolerant side."

    Right. Something tells me that "pluralism", "sensitivity" and "tolerance" do not mean what the mayor thinks they mean. So they're allowed to be intolerant of us, and segregate us, but we have to be tolerant of their intolerance? Oy vey!

    Posted by: Thom Watson | Jun 28, 2012 1:00:17 PM


  4. I disagree with you Thom, the request is not unreasonable and everyones sensitivities should be respected IMO, is it segregation if you are not allowed to go into any religious building in a jockstrap?
    If you respect other people (many) will return that respect onto you, add some water to the wine and try to find the middle ground.
    FYI: those boys look mighty fine, they have some epic baskets over at Israel

    Posted by: Charcus | Jun 28, 2012 4:34:13 PM


  5. The guy on the left ... that's jaw dropping!!!

    Posted by: topsyturvy | Jun 28, 2012 7:00:53 PM


  6. Israel has made some advancements in human rights but in other areas, especially separation of "temple and state" it has a long ways to go.

    Posted by: Danny | Jun 29, 2012 4:32:36 PM


  7. the problem is the orthodox, of whom a couple in the Knesset said in 2009 "gays are like bird flu"

    Thsse rotten people forget so conveniently that when their close relatives went to hitlers ovens, Germany and other nazi dominated nations gays went with them

    Conservative religion is the curse of mankind.

    Time to burn all the bibles written by man in a age of stuperstition and ignorance.

    Posted by: billywingartenson | Jul 2, 2012 1:21:49 PM


  8. Israel is just as anti gay as everywhere else. Can anyone remember when Israeli activists threatened to kill transsexual singer Dana International when she appeared on the Eurovision Song Contest ? She had to have bodyguards ! And if they are so pro gay why do gay people have no legal rights and can't even have a decent gay pride parade ?

    Israel is NOT our friend at all. Save your money. Don't spend your vacation dollars in such an anti gay country.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Nov 24, 2012 2:31:58 PM


  9. Yes, Icebloo, the only time Christians, Jews, and Muslims have agreed on anything is to oppose a gay pride parade in Jerusalem. OTOH - the Israeli Defense Force has allowed open LGB soldiers since the early 1990s. I'm not sure about T.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 28, 2012 1:18:45 AM


  10. So much for democracy. Just shows more anti-gay religious-based intolerance. Not that it's unusual. We get it in the U.S.in spades, every day. All the well-known evangelists spend a great deal of energy on persecuting gay people with their hateful rhetoric.

    Posted by: Mikey | Nov 28, 2012 12:27:20 PM


  11. So much for democracy. Just shows more anti-gay religious-based intolerance. Not that it's unusual. We get it in the U.S.in spades, every day. All the well-known evangelists spend a great deal of energy on persecuting gay people with their hateful rhetoric.

    Posted by: Mikey | Nov 28, 2012 12:27:23 PM


  12. So much for democracy. Just shows more anti-gay religious-based intolerance. Not that it's unusual. We get it in the U.S.in spades, every day. All the well-known evangelists spend a great deal of energy on persecuting gay people with their hateful rhetoric.

    Posted by: Mikey | Nov 28, 2012 12:27:24 PM


  13. So much for democracy. Just shows more anti-gay religious-based intolerance. Not that it's unusual. We get it in the U.S.in spades, every day. All the well-known evangelists spend a great deal of energy on persecuting gay people with their hateful rhetoric.

    Posted by: Mikey | Nov 28, 2012 12:27:25 PM


  14. As we all know, tolerance is not acceptance.

    Posted by: Will | Nov 29, 2012 10:26:16 AM


  15. Actually Israel has a major pride parade and festival in Tel-aviv that's huge. Also had let gays in the military long before us. Pretty gay friendly but they have their religious right-wing kooks too like here. This is a small city I believe where this took part.

    Posted by: Chad | Dec 3, 2012 3:53:17 PM


  16. think you mean jaw-breaking

    Posted by: john | Dec 19, 2012 9:53:00 AM


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