Located at the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea, Israel is internationally recognized as the LGBTQ+ capital of the Middle East.

Its nightclubs, bars, beaches, and premier Pride parade attracts millions of LGBTQ+ tourists from across the world. The beating heart of this community is the city of Tel Aviv, which could be viewed as the equivalent of San Francisco.Much like San Francisco, Tel Aviv has long been a safe haven for the region’s queer citizenry, where the LGBTQ+ community could thrive and people could celebrate their identity.

Its status as a center for arts, fashion, and culture has attracted many diverse people for decades.Even though Tel Aviv may hold the most notoriety as the LGBTQ+ capital of Israel, other cities throughout the nation have also given birth to thriving communities.