Can four openly gay guys from Tel Aviv who never hide their sexual orientation enjoy a vacation in Dubai? As I was relaxing on a direct flight I took with three of my friends to Dubai International Airport, I couldn't help but wonder: Would we be able to meet gay men in the seaside Emirati city without going underground? Would nonverbal flirting with a man wearing a kandura land you in jail? Does the gay hookup and dating app Grindr pose a risk to your personal safety? And which one of us really is Samantha? After unpacking we had dinner at a nice fish restaurant that agreed to seat us at 11 P.
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Home Destinations. The Middle East is a region that is notorious for being one of the least gay friendly places in the world. Choosing to travel in the Middle East is quite a tough decision that ultimately involves assessing all the risks involved. The only exception to this is Israel — a shining fabulous beacon in a region! All countries in the Middle East except Israel! By stark contrast, Israel welcomes gay travellers and has one of the best gay events in the world : Tel Aviv Pride. Tel Aviv is one of the best gay holiday destinations in the world, particularly during Pride in June.
We take a look at the celebrated gay scene in Israel with an eclectic variety of some of the most controversial and celebrated LGBT films written, directed and produced in the country. Oriented is a fascinating documentary film about three gay Palestinian friends in their 20s living life in Tel Aviv. It was initially released in June at the Sheffield Documentary Festival, and was directed by Jake Witzenfeld as his feature debut. The film is not only a modern tale of the trials and tribulations of being gay in society, it also documents the difficulties of being gay for Palestinian men and how the issue clashes with Islamic doctrine. Yossi and Jagger was released in and has since become a cult must-see.
The gay men of Haifa, Israel steam up the latest edition of Elska Magazine , an independent queer culture and lifestyle publication. This article contains images that may be considered not suitable for work. Previous issues of the magazine have featured pictorials shot in Lisbon, Portugal ; Mumbai, India ; and Yokohama, Japan. The result is a page issue featuring 16 local men of varying ages, body types and stages of undress. Each subject offered up a personal anecdote to accompany their photograph.