Happy Pride 2017 - CSD Berlin: Demonstration to the 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.
Parade's opening: 12 (noon), Kurfürstendamm/Joachimstaler Straße
Arrival: ca. 4.30p.m., Brandenburg Gate
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.
In Berlin, the "little" CSD march in Kreuzberg has long been a tradition in Berlin in addition to the big pride march that starts on Kurfürstendamm. Although there's been a change in organisers, some Kreuzberg clubs and activists wanted to keep this tradition alive and are calling for a CSD march in Kreuzberg. Another CSD organised by the Aktionsbündnis CSD took place for the first time in 2014, putting its focus on international human rights under the motto "Respect for diversity! Stop the backwards march! Guarantee human rights in Germany, Europe and the world!".