ANDY COHEN NAMED INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR OF TEL AVIV PRIDE
2018 MEDIA TRAILBLAZER HONORED FOR EFFORTS TO INCREASE LGBTQ
VISIBILITY AND ACCEPTANCE AROUND THE GLOBE
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On May 7, 2018, the Israel Ministry of Tourism announced Bravo
executive producer and talk and radio show host Andy Cohen
will serve as the official International Ambassador of Tel Aviv
Pride 2018. Tel
Aviv Pride Week takes place June 3-10, 2018 and features
a surge of world-renowned events across the city, culminating
with one of the globe’s largest and most diverse Pride celebrations.
“We're honored that Mr. Cohen has accepted the role of International
Ambassador of Tel Aviv Pride. Together with Mr. Cohen, Israel
looks forward to welcoming the world to celebrate the LGBTQ
community," said Uri Steinberg, Israel Tourism Commissioner,
The 2018 Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade will take place on June 8
beginning in Gan Meir Park (next to King George Street) which
is considered to be the center of the city’s gay community.
The route then heads northward to Gordon Beach where the parade
turns into a carnival with a big beach party that goes into
the evening. At the festival and parade, Cohen will lead the
incredibly diverse global contingent which calls Tel Aviv home
– with people of every gender, religion and color flooding the
streets to gather for a celebration of acceptance, love and
“I've always wanted to go to Israel and can't think of a better
occasion to get me there,” said Andy Cohen.
Tel Aviv Pride is one of the largest Prides in the world and
the biggest of all of Asia and the Middle East. In 2017, over
200,000 people from Israel and around the world participated
in the Tel Aviv Pride Parade, marching in the largest ever pride
parade in Asia and the Middle East and the first large-scale
pride parade in the world to ever celebrate the theme of bisexuality.
About the Israel Ministry of Tourism:
The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT), is Israel’s national
tourism agency responsible for planning and implementing marketing
and promotional initiatives to position Israel as a preferred
travel destination. IMOT aims to increase tourism traffic to
contribute to Israel’s economy, and to enhance and diversify
the visiting experience. IMOT works to promote Israel’s impressive
assortment of historical, cultural, culinary and religious attractions
– each the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. IMOT offices
in North America are located in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta,
Chicago and Toronto.
For details on upcoming events and attractions in Israel, visit
IMOT’s website at israel.travel.
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