36th CSD Berlin - Christopher Street Day 2014

Fair, procession & parade

36th CSD Berlin - Christopher Street Day 2014

Pick of the day
CSD Berlin – © Scholvien, 2012
CSD Berlin – © Scholvien, 2012
CSD Berlin – © Scholvien, 2012

Christopher Street Day is held in Berlin in June of every year. Lesbians, gay men, transgender people, intersex and bisexual people demonstrate here for equal rights and protest against all forms of discrimination in society. But it is also a joyful occasion, as on CSD, demonstrators celebrate the rights they have won over the last few decades.

Pride Week in Berlin
Pride Week traditionally takes place the week prior to CSD in Berlin, which is packed full with parties, events, and street festivals. Amongst others, celebrations include CSD on the Spree, Gay Night at the zoo, and all the parties that are held around CSD in Berlin clubs.

CSD Berlin: Demonstration to Brandenburg Gate

CSD Berlin is a huge party on the streets of Berlin – and at the same time it is becoming increasingly more political. For example, people protest for equal marriage rights. Every year, there is a special motto which sums up the main CSD demands. About half a million people demonstrate for the rights of homosexual, bisexual, transsexual, and transgender people – heterosexual people also come along to support them.

The route leads through central Berlin and ends at Brandenburg Gate, where the street parties reach their high point. There are numerous stands and a colourful entertainment programme on stage.

The History of CSD

It all began in New York City. In 1969, gay people resisted police oppression for the first time in the Stonewall Bar in Christopher Street. In the years that followed, this day was remembered with a procession in New York. Christopher Street Days and Gay Prides now take place all over the world.

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vom Alexanderplatz zum Brandenburger Tor
Berlin CHARLOTTENBURG