My friend John Leonard taught me the difference between LGBTQ cultures in Tel Aviv--where he lived--and Jerusalem when he was blogging "www.mideastpiece.com. From all that I've read, Jerusalem is not a friendly place for LGBTQ people as is Tel Aviv. This City has struggled with Pride Parades for years, and I know of only two gay bars in the City. I believe one of the recent mayoral candidates is also not open to LGBTQ people.
It is good to be abroad and see the contextual shifts in the welcoming of LGBTQ people.
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