Tel Aviv plans gay centennial celebrations
By Yoav Zeitun - 02.26.09, 11:32 / Israel Travel
As part of Tel Aviv’s centennial celebrations, the celebrations board has allocated the sum of NIS 100,000 ($23,700) towards the city’s homosexual community, out of a total festivities budget of NIS 44 million ($10.4 million).
Despite the meager amount, aside from the NIS 300,000 ($71,400) budget of the annual gay pride parade, the homosexual community plans to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Middle East’s gay capital.
n recent weeks a number of meetings were held on the subject, and events that will be spread out through the month of June have already been discussed, including an exhibition of artist Rafi Peretz’s work, and his portraits of the community’s central activists in the city’s municipal gay community center.
Other initiatives brought up in the meetings include the screening of movies in the community center’s yard, a gay book fair at the Cinematheque’s annual gay film festival, and more.