Monday, June 8, 2015

Tel Aviv has invited Caitlyn Jenner to headline Gay Pride Parade



From their email press release:
The City of Tel Aviv has invited Caitlyn Jenner to headline the upcoming Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade (June 12).

Conchita Wurst, Winner of the 2014 Eurovision expected to take part as well in the largest gay pride event in the history of Asia and the Middle East, with 180,000 expected participants.
 
Jenner, a former Olympic men?s decathlon winner who previously went by the name Bruce, has drawn international headlines while becoming the de facto face of the transgender movement for her recently revealed transition to womanhood on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.

When I saw your interview with Diane Sawyer, I was amazed by your bravery and determinations to live your life as you choose,? Yaniv WAizman, who holds the gay community portfolio on the Tel Aviv city council, said in an invitation to Jenner to lead the parade. The fact that you provided us an opportunity to smile and revealed the personal and complex process you went through, the difficulties that stood in your way, made you a source of inspiration for us in Tel Aviv.?

This year's parade will be taking place under the theme "Tel Aviv Loves all Genders" promoting awareness of and equality for the transgender community. Conchita Wurst, who generated world attention when winning the 2014 Eurovision song competition has already, approved her participants in the parade, which organizers expect to be the largest ever, with around 180,000 people participating.

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