Israel’s annual Gay Pride parade took place in Tel Aviv last Friday, with up to 200,000 marching through the city.

Thousands joined in Pride celebrations, with thousands marching through the streets of Israel’s coastal city.

The march culminated with a beach party at Charles Clore Park.

This year’s gay pride parade was the 23rd annual event, and the largest in the region. It was the first of the European Pride season.

Photos by Guy Yechiely/Israel Sun