Gay Pride in Israel’s City of Wine

Knesset members, city council members, LGBT leaders, and activists – and even representatives of the consulate of Belgium in Israel are expected to arrive tomorrow in Rishon Le’zion, Israel, for the fourth annual “LGBT and Tolerance Parade.”

Also known as ‘The City of Wine’ for having one of the best wineries in the country, Rishon Le’zion will open the day at 10AM tomorrow with speeches from representatives and leaders of the LGBTQ community and members of Knesset, Dov Henin, Boaz Toporowsky, Stav Shafir, executive director of the Agudah Shai Duetch, and more.

The parade is scheduled to start at around 11:15 on Rothchild street, demonstrating pride, happiness, solidarity, tolerance, and free-love. According to the organizers’ Facebook page, Rishon Le’Zion’s police, who do not support the event, has issued a warning, according to which the participants of the events are not allowed to use any amplification systems or microphones. But it looks like the event, which includes a DJ and drag show performances, will continue as scheduled despite the difficulties.