In a world-wide survey hosted GayCities.com and American Airlines, 43 percent of voters cast their ballot in favor of the Israeli metropolis , pushing it ahead of other proud towns including New York, Toronto and London.
About 5,000 gay tourists were recorded as visiting Tel Aviv last June for the annual Gay Pride Parade – 25 percent more than in 2010. Now that it's been voted best city, Tel Aviv can probably expect even more foreign visitors this June.
Things have been looking up for Tel Aviv's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community since its darkest hour, in August 2009. On a Saturday evening that month, a gunman killed a counselor and a teenage girl at a teens gay center near Rothschild Boulevard.
By Haaretz, 12.01.12
Israel's LGBT community has a reason to be proud: It has officiall
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