LGBT history dates back to the first recorded instances of same-sex love and sexuality of ancient civilizations , involving the history of lesbian , gay , bisexual and transgender LGBT peoples and cultures around the world. What survives after many centuries of persecution—resulting in shame, suppression, and secrecy—has only in more recent decades been pursued and interwoven into more mainstream historical narratives. This observance involves highlighting the history of the people, LGBT rights and related civil rights movements. Among historical figures, some were recorded as having relations with others of their own sex — either exclusively or in addition to opposite-sex relations. However, there are instances of homoeroticism and sexuality documented within almost all ancient civilizations. The presence of third gender people, as well as what contemporary LGBT culture would consider nonbinary individuals, have been recorded in almost all cultures across human history.
The key event, taking place on the Friday, is the Pride Parade itself which attracts over , attendees. Gay rights in Israel have progressed drastically since the years following the British Mandate over Palestine, when homosexuality was outlawed. Yosef Burg, described the phrase of "homosexual Jews" as an oxymoron given the biblical rejection of queer behavior.