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16 August – Android pride

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Man wearing a Google Android pride t-shirt, during this year’s Jerusalem gay pride parade (28 July).
איש במצעד הגאווה הירושלמי (שנערך ב-28 ליולי השנה), בלבוש חולצת אנדרואיד פרו-גאווה.

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August 2 – Applause for deaf and GLBT rights

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Crowd applauding in sign language for GLBT and deaf rights.

Taken during the rally at the end of the Jerusalem gay pride march last Thursday (July 28). There was high awareness of needs of the hearing-impaired – all speeches were translated simultaneously into sign language, and there was a very moving speech about the difficulties of being both deaf and gay.

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Jerusalem Gay Pride March (28 July) – part two

Marching with the Pride flag by the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament).

There was a strong (and colorfully-dressed) youth presence at the march.

Liberal religious Jews showing their support for gay rights. The sign on the left says “Proud religious community”. Many carry signs with the names of their religious high schools – Hartman, Neve Hana, Horev and others.

These religious people stand in stark contrast to the people in this house, who had anti-gay chants on a loudspeaker and actually threw bags of urine at the front of the march. One person was arrested. Somehow they managed to stink up an entire stretch of road so it smelled of sewage. Not especially smart – we had to suffer for ten minutes at the most, they will have to live with it until it fades away.

Two separate marches: one for gay pride, one for the police securing it.

Rally at the end of the march. There were people of all different ages, groups and races at the march – Jews, Arabs, whites, Blacks, Asians, young people, old people, gay, Lesbian, straight, transsexuals and more.

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July 28 – Jerusalem Gay Pride March

Today the Israeli GLBT community held a huge Pride march and rally in Jerusalem, from the Independence Park (near the center of town) to the Knesset (Israeli Parliament).

Rally in Independence Park before the march.

Merchandise on sale before the march. I bought a small rainbow flag for 15 NIS (approx. $3).

Giant flag representing Meretz (a left-wing Israeli political party).

The Israeli Labor party also had a presence at the march.

Combining causes: tents representing the protests against housing prices in the Pride rally before the march. The signs read, “Where is the achievable youth housing?”, “Low wages, sky-high rent!”.

Marching past the Plaza hotel. There was a heavy police presence securing the march.

Passing the Knesset.

More pictures tomorrow.

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July 22 – Gay pride parade

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Last year’s Jerusalem gay pride parade. This year’s march is being held next week on Thursday 28 July (event link).

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