On Friday, June 30, several thousand people took part in the «pride Parade» in Haifa, initiated by local activists of the LGBT community.
In connection with the parade closed to traffic street Moriya, and all intersecting streets from street to street Zafririm Gan haem.
The eyes of the «Parade of pride» when you turn off the color. Fotosumka Of Dmitry Brickman
By the time of this event coincided with the adoption by the German Parliament (Bundestag) of the act on the recognition in Germany of same-sex marriage. Israel recognizes same-sex marriages concluded in other countries, however, it is impossible to register not only gay marriage, but also ordinary civil marriage.
Recall that this summer «Parades of pride» already took place in tel Aviv (June 9) and at Beersheba (22 June). And in the «capital of the Negev» a similar event was held for the first time. In Jerusalem, this action is scheduled for August 3.
Last year in the gay parade in Jerusalem was attended by about 25 thousand people. He became the most numerous in the history of the Israeli capital. Together with activists of the LGBT community in the procession was attended by politicians, representatives of religious communities, as well as prominent rabbis of the reform and conservative movements. Many participants came to the parade with white flowers, which they laid to the place of death 16-year-old Shira Banks, murdered by a religious fanatic during the gay pride parade in Jerusalem a year earlier.