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Christopher Street Day

Christopher Street Day © mw238
Christopher Street Day © mw238

The gay pride parade on Christopher Street Day has its origins in New York's Christopher Street, which was the site of violence between customers in a gay bar and raiding police in June 1969. It's a huge, colourful festival with hundreds of thousands of participants, including many heterosexual revellers and supporters of the cause. The organisation's core belief is that ignorance and fear is at the root of homophobia and that raising awareness greatly improves the lives of LGBTQ+ people by encouraging pride and public support. This enormous party is spectacular, overwhelmingly popular and has become an important day on Berlin's calendar.

Date: 24 July

Website: www.csd-berlin.de