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Middle East's largest LGBT pride flag rolled out in Beersheba
The Jerusalem Post - LGBT activists in Beersheba unveiled the largest Pride flag in the Middle East on Wednesday, unrolling a huge 30 meter-long, nine meter high rainbow flag at the entrance to the capital of the Negev.
The huge flag was assembled in the studio of Assaf Pren, a local designer, out of six rolls of fabric which came together to form the Pride flag. The project aimed to express the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the periphery and across Israel.
"Sometimes a image emerges through the media that the entire LGBTQ+ community is concentrated in Tel Aviv and the surrounding area, but this is not the case – we are here and everywhere," said Yoav Meir, who sparked the project.
"It is important for me to convey a message to all the young men and women living in the periphery that they should know they are not alone. The flag symbolizes for me the ability of different shades in the population to live together in harmony, love and acceptance. We are all human beings and we all deserve equal rights, we will continue to fight until the state also recognizes this," added Meir.
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