'Holy City' Jerusalem holds 2nd annual Gay Pride parade
Israelis attend a gay pride parade in a park in downtown Jerusalem Friday June 20, 2003. The parade was scheduled for last week but it was postponed after a Palestinian suicide bomber attack in Jerusalem that left 17 people dead.(AP Photo/Enric Marti)
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Hundreds of homosexuals, from transvestites to topless lesbians, joined the second annual "Gay Pride" parade in Jerusalem, the ancient city revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims.
The participants, some dressed in bright red, hot pink or nothing at all, paraded by city hall, home to Jerusalem's first Orthodox Jewish mayor, Uri Lupolianski, 51, sworn in earlier this month, whose devout community has long viewed homosexuality as anathema.