Tel Aviv Pride 2018 Taps Andy Cohen As Its International Ambassador

Plus, a rundown of four sexy Israelis we also hope to spot in Tel Aviv.

Bravo to Andy Cohen! The Israel Ministry of Tourism has announced that the Watch What Happens: Live host and executive producer of The Real Housewives series will be the official International Ambassador of Tel Aviv Pride 2018, which takes place June 3–10. Cohen is being honored for his efforts toward increasing LGBT visibility and acceptance worldwide.

“I’ve always wanted to go to Israel and can’t think of a better occasion to get me there,” said Cohen in a statement.

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Tel Aviv Pride is the largest Pride in all of Asia and the Middle East: Last year’s event drew a crowd of more than 200,000 spectators.

For those celebrating this year, the Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade takes place on June 8 and begins in Gan Meir Park (next to King George Street), the center of the city’s gay community. Cohen will lead the colorful parade contingent along the route that heads north to Gordon Beach where the parade then turns into a carnival with a big party that stretches into the evening.

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In addition to Cohen, visitors to Tel Aviv Pride may also catch a glimpse of Eurovision 2018 winner Netta Barzilai.


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Assi Azar, former co-host of Big Brother Israel and current host of The Next Star.

Me, getting out of the pool, #zoolander style, And @albertescola is loving it.

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Promoter Eliad Cohen

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Ivri Lider, one of Israel’s most successful pop stars.

מוגזם, קאבר מוגזם… חברים, יש לי מתנה מדהימה לחלק לכם. אני שמח לחלוק איתכם את הביצוע האקוסטי ל"מוגזם" ביחד עם המוכשרים שתמיד לצידי ועם ליאורה יצחק המדהימה! ו… אם בא לכם לזכות בגיטרה מוגזמת (מתנת חלילית) וזוג כרטיסים ל"כאן ועכשיו" ב- 10.5 בקיסריה – תעלו ליוטיוב הפרטי שלכם קאבר לאחד מהשירים שלי, איזה שבא לכם, שימו את הלינק בתגובות אצלי בפייסבוק ובקרוב אני אבחר את מי שהכי ריגש או הקפיץ אותי! מוזמנים להכין רמיקס, מאשאפ, קאבר שקט על פסנתר, קאבר משוגע עם גיטרה… מה שבא לכם בהצלחה ❤ עברי @liora_isaac @halilit

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Transgender singer Dana International, winner of the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest.

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