Trans people came together to change ID It was a life-changing moment for many transgender people... New abortion ban expects to have a major impact on the LGBT community A new legislation in Alabama that prohibits abortion in... Tel Aviv Calling: Update It is time for your weekly Eurovision update, because the... Australian Prime Minister clarifies that he does not believe that homosexuals go to hell Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is forced to... Men arrested for murder of LGBTQ activists in Bangladesh Four men were arrested for killing LGBT magazine editor... 80 percent of LGBT students in China suffer from depression According to a study by Beijing Normal University, it... 4 men reveal horrifying Chechnya experiences Earlier this year, the Russian LGBT Network reported that... Secondary school gets rated insufficient after refusing LGBTQ lessons A secondary school for Orthodox Jewish girls in North-West... Ruby Rose as Batwoman: victory for the LGBT community Australian genderfluid actress and model Ruby Rose has... Tel Aviv Calling: Update It is time for your weekly Eurovision update, because the... George Clooney continues to boycott Brunei George Clooney calls for the pressure on Brunei to... Employee wins lawsuit after discrimination regarding sexuality After a British, lesbian manager was ordered to keep her... MET GALA 2019: the campiest looks! Yesterday the annual fashion spectacle took place in New... Madonna’s latest single in honour of Stonewall’s 50th anniversary The Queen of Pop released the second single of her upcoming... Rainbow casket for deceased Nigel Shelby On April 19th, the 15-year old Nigel Shelby took his own... Tel Aviv Calling: Update It is time for your weekly Eurovision update, because the... 70% of US voters willing to vote for gay president The openly gay presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has... Model and LGBTI activist dies after collapsing on the catwalk A Brazilian model died after collapsing on the catwalk... Religious donor withdraws donation and blames illness on lesbian mothers A conditional donor who was going to donate $ 7,600 to a... Police raids Ukrainian gay club According to several witnesses, a gay club in Ukraine was... Trump starts limiting healthcare for trans people US President Donald Trump is reported to be phasing out... Tel Aviv Calling: Update It is time for your weekly Eurovision update, because the... Gay couple convicted after sexual abuse and drugging of teenage boy A married couple from Scotland who sexually abused a young... Study: only 16% of the world allows adoption by gay parents A new study has shown that only 16 percent of the world... Gay teen commits suicide after bullying Nigel Shelby, a 15-year-old student from Alabama, has taken... LGBT+ activists arrested in Russia On April 12th, the international ‘’Day of Silence’’... Transgender teenager from Brunei seeks asylum in Canada Zoella Zayce (19) currently lives in a basement apartment... Largest education union in U.K. wants to make LGBT lessons compulsory in primary schools The decision comes after parents in Birmingham protested... Tel Aviv Calling: Update It is time for your weekly Eurovision update, because the... Ariana Grande ends her Coachella performance with a giant rainbow flag Coachella is one of the largest festivals in the United...
Tel Aviv Calling: Update

Tel Aviv Calling: Update

01/05/2019 17:27

It is time for your weekly Eurovision update, because the largest music festival in the world is gradually getting closer! Here on OUT.tv, we will keep you updated on a weekly basis on the latest news, the best gossip and more.

Celebrities condemn the proposed boycott



Due to the location of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest (Tel Aviv), multiple activist organisations have called for a boycott. However, multiple celebrities have turned against this proposal, including Sharon Osbourne and Scooter Braun.

Together with over a hundred celebrities, they have signed a letter which is meant to decry the boycott efforts. The letter is organized by non-profit Creative Community for Peace (CCFP). According to them, the cries for a boycott are an attack on the Eurovision’s ‘’spirit of togetherness’’: “Those calling to boycott Eurovision 2019…[are] subverting the spirit of the contest and turning it from a tool of unity into a weapon of division”.

 

Hotel prices in Tel Aviv plummet



After Tel Aviv was announced as host city for Eurovision 2019, the hotel prices skyrocketed proportionally. In some cases, hotel rooms became 1000% more expensive due to the anticipation of a growth in tourism by 20.000 tourists during Eurovision month in Tel Aviv.

Now it seems that the predictions are far from feasible: thousands of tickets remain unsold. In response to this, multiple hotels are lowering their prices. In the case of Hotel Rothschild 22, some prices for the Eurovision weekend have decreased over 50%. Regardless, the average hotel prices for the season are still 20-30% higher than usual. It also been reported that the average flight prices to Tel Aviv are lower than usual, suggesting a low level of demand.

Comhem Comhem Kanalplats 074
Telia Telia Kanalplats 107