Tel Aviv is set to become the first major city to hold a bisexuality themed parade as part of its annual Pride celebrations, Advocate reports.
The theme ‘Let it B’ is designed to highlight bisexual visibility and “celebrate the acceptance of the bisexual community into the LGBTQ fold,” according to the Tel Aviv Pride Week website.
“Both in Israel and around the world, many bisexual people feel that they are an invisible group within the [queer] community,” said Efrat Tolkowsky, Tel Aviv-Yafo City Council Member in charge of LGBTQ Affairs.
“Here in Tel Aviv, we are committed to celebrating each and every LGBTQ person and ally equally, so that we can all be out and proud together.”
The theme has also been welcomed by Liana Meirom, the international secretary and resources manager for Israel Gay Youth.
“Bisexuals are part of the LGBT community but they are suffering from a kind of double discrimination," said Meirom.
“They are discriminated…by the heterosexual society but at the same time are seen differently in the LGBT community as well.
“We want our youth to feel welcome and loved no matter who they are and what is their sexual preference and love,” Meirom added.
As well as the parade, Tel Aviv Pride includes parties and events held in the first week of June and is expected to attract over 200,000 visitors.
According to Aguda: The Israeli National LGBT Task Force, Tel Aviv has one of the largest LGBT+ populations in the world per capita—sitting at 32 per cent of the population.