Israel’s LGBT community has a reason to be proud: It has officially been proclaimed the best gay travel destination of 2011.

In a world-wide survey conducted by and American Airlines, 43 percent of voters cast their ballot in favor of the White City, followed by New York City with 14 percent, Toronto with 7 percent, Sao Paulo with 6 percent, Madrid and London with 5 percent each and New Orleans and Mexico City with 4 percent each.

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