Pinkwashing?You will recall that the New York Times published a moronic op-ed by Sarah Schulman, which accused Israel of 'pinkwashing' - trying to use gays to prove (incorrectly) that Israel is tolerant. I attacked that allegation (at the link above), as did many other bloggers.
A poll on the gay travel website gaycities.com shows that the gay community rejects the Times' allegations. By an overwhelming margin, the poll has named Tel Aviv the best gay city of 2011.
The gay capitol of the Middle East is exotic and welcoming with a Mediterranean c'est la vie attitude," the website said.Here's betting that the Times ignores this poll.
Tel Aviv garnered 43 percent of the vote, far ahead of the next competitor, New York City, which raked in 14%.
Other cities on the list included Toronto, Sao Paulo, Madrid, London, New Orleans, and Mexico City.