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Miss Trans Israel Pageant

By Charlotte Robinson, May 23, 2016
The Miss Trans Israel pageant will be held on Friday May 27th in Tel Aviv marking the beginning of their Pride Events 2016. The groundbreaking event will take place at the Habima National Theater. The winner will be the Israeli representative at the Miss Trans Star International pageant in Barcelona, Spain in September. The contenders create a true Israeli mosaic with different backgrounds, communities & faiths. They are an example of courage & tolerance, highlighting the theme of this year's Tel Aviv Pride events: "Women for a Change". Among the 12 contenders are Carolin Khoury, a 24-year-old Israeli-Arab from Tel Aviv who wishes to show younger generations, especially in the Arab community, that transgenders can lead a normal life, Eileen Ben-Zaken, born in Jerusalem to a Jewish-Orthodox family is a hip-hop loving candy maker & Ta'alin Abu Hanna is a Christian-Arab ballet dancer originally from Nazareth. The Tel Aviv Pride Parade will open the pride season in Europe for 2016 on June 3rd with 180,000 participants expected to participate in the largest Pride Parade in the Middle East, marching along the Mediterranean Sea. Tel Aviv was named by the Boston Globe "the gayest city on earth" & ranked by CNN as "one of the world's top gay honeymoon spots". The focus of the Tel Aviv Pride events this year is LGBT Women in the Community.
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