Tel Aviv gaysThis year Israel marks its 62nd year as a nation. It also marks another first: Two new gay tour operators are bringing groups to the Middle East’s most vibrant democratic nation and the most fun and progressive for gay and lesbian locals and visitors. These two join several other tour operators and other organizations.

Arriving first on the scene among the two new land-based tours, Micheal Lucas (better known for adult entertainment) hosts a group May 26 to June 8. Check out this interview we recently conducted with the sexy Mr. Lucas. Next up Josh Wood Productions (a well-known New York party promoter) teams up with Steele Luxury Travel to offer Milk & Honey Israel and Tel Aviv Pride from June 4 to June 13 (with an optional three-day extension in Jordan). Tel Aviv Pride takes place June 11. READ FULL