The motto of the 24th LesBiSchwules Parkfest is: "Hello Family! The organiser, Arbeiterwohlfahrt SpreeWuhle e. V., wants to address not only lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans* people, but all interested citizens with this event, which is known throughout the city, in order to use culture and information to get people talking to each other and to break down prejudices.
The LesBiSchwules Parkfest initiative group, consisting of associations and interested citizens and the district office, has the following demands for this year's festival: the consistent equality of marriage and registered civil partnership, the right of adoption for gays and lesbians, the amendment of the transsexual law in the form of a transgender law, no compulsory gender reassignment for children born intersexual, the enforcement of full equality of women and men, the expansion of the promotion of education and anti-discrimination work and the recognition of homosexuality as a reason for asylum.
Provided the weather is good, and the sun always shines for the Parkfest, "Ein Fest für Alle!", which traditionally ends Pride Month in Berlin, will finally take place again on 12 August 2023 in the open-air cinema in Volkspark Friedrichshain.
Every year, more than 5,000 people come to enjoy the stage programme, to get information on various topics at the numerous stands of mostly voluntary projects and independent organisations of the lesbian-gay scene and, above all, to celebrate together, because the LesBiSchwule Parkfest wants to set a living sign for more tolerance, acceptance and solidarity.
After all, lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans* people are still confronted with the most diverse forms of discrimination and exclusion in everyday life and at work. For more than two decades, the festival has contributed to overcoming homophobic and other discriminatory hostility towards lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans* people. Homosexuality and trans* identities as ways of life should be perceived by the majority society as just as "normal" as they are.
Admission is free.