The Middle East’s largest LGBT Pride flag was rolled out in Beersheba


LGBT activists in Beersheba on Wednesday unveiled the largest Pride flag in the Middle East and placed a giant 30 meter long and nine meter high rainbow flag at the entrance to the capital of the Negev.

The giant flag was assembled in the studio of Assaf Pren, a local designer, from six rolls of fabric that together made up the Pride flag. The project aimed to express the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities on the periphery and across Israel.
“Sometimes the media creates the image that the entire LGBTQ + community is concentrated in Tel Aviv and the surrounding area, but that is not the case – we are here and everywhere,” said Yoav Meir, who initiated the project.Middle East in Beersheba, June 2021 (Image: Nick Samarov)” title=”Biggest Pride flag in the Middle East in Beersheba, June 2021 (Image: Nick Samarov)” width=”822″ height=”537″/>Biggest Pride flag in the Middle East in Beersheba, June 2021 (Image: Nick Samarov)

“It is important to me to convey a message to all young men and women who live in the periphery that they should know that they are not alone. For me, the flag symbolizes the ability of different shades in the population to live together in harmony, love and acceptance. We are all human and we all deserve the same rights, we will continue to fight until the state recognizes this too, “continued Meir.

“The huge Pride flag is a testament to our strength and power everywhere,” said the chairwoman of the Aguda-The Association for LGBT Equality in Israel, Nurit Shein. “Over the past year we have seen and seen a local LGBTQ + revolution across the country and will continue to promote a safe space for LGBTQ + people in dozens of local authorities and ensure we can be what we are proud of.”

The Beersheba Pride Parade takes place on June 17th at 5pm. The parade begins at Yaelim Square and leads the Derech HaMeshahrerim down to the square in front of the parish where the central event will take place. Singers Eden Alene and Agam Buhbut will perform at the central event.


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