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Christopher Street Day 2024

CSD Parade Berlin

On Christopher Street Day, hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets to fight for the rights of LGBTQ people with a great parade, colourful floats and lots of music.

The motto of the Christopher Street Day in 2023 was "Be their voice - and ours! ...for more empathy and solidarity!". The organizers want to promote acceptance and take a stand against the pitting of different marginalized groups against each other. Around one million people are expected to take part in the CSD Demonstration.

The History of Gay Pride in Berlin

The Christopher Street Day is held in memory of the Stonewall Riots, the first big uprising of homosexuals against police assaults in New York City on June 27, 1969. The riots took place in a bar called Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street. The first Christopher Street Day in Berlin took place on June 30, 1979 - "Gay Pride" was the motto under which 450 protestors took to the streets of West Berlin. The mood during the protests was boisterous and cheerful - no hostilities or even violence against participants were recorded, a marked difference to earlier events. These days, the CSD Parade is a celebration of queer life in Berlin and famous for its party atmosphere.

At a Glance

Christopher Street Day 2023
July 27, 2024
Start of the Parade
eipziger Straße, corner Spittelmarkt
End of the Parade
Brandenburg Gate
Start Time
12 noon
Admission Fee

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Source: BerlinOnline

Last edited: 3 August 2023