Slowly, broadcasters will present their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), which this year takes place in Tel Aviv, Israel. If you haven’t already, mark 14, 16 and 18 May 2019 in your calendar.
Welcome, 2019. A special year. Fifty years ago, in June 1969, patrons of The Stonewall Inn in New York grew tired of yet another raid by the police. Gay, lesbians, bisexuals and mostly: transgenders, transvestites and dragqueens fought back. Those were the Stonewall Riots.
I spent a long weekend in Israel in May. I stayed in Tel Aviv and did an excursion to Jerusalem. Here are five things to do in and to know about Tel Aviv.
I have already written how gay friendly Tel Aviv is. Tel Aviv is most certainly the LGBT-hotspot of Israel and the Middle East. But I observed other odd phenomena in The Bubble.
While in Tel Aviv, it’s very easy to arrange a day-trip to Jerusalem. On Saturday I booked a guided tour. This meant I had to be at Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem at 11AM.
Tel Aviv in Israel, also known as The Bubble is an LGBTQI friendly hotspot in the Middle East. In fact, it’s arguably the only LGBTQI friendly hotspot in the Middle East. Yet, it’s often accused of pinkwashing. Is that justified?
At the end of May I enjoyed a long weekend in Tel Aviv. This blog entry tells the tale of the journey from Antwerp to Tel Aviv and back.