Gay Berlin

Gay Berlin

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The gay and lesbian scene in Berlin is huge and offers a large number of events, bars, clubs and entertainment options. From protests to queer folk festivals, from crazy drag shows to museums dedicated to LGBTQ culture, Berlin has a lot to offer for gay and lesbian locals, visitors, and all those interested in queer life and culture.

Berlin's official Pride celebration is the Christopher Street Day, CSD for short. It is held each year in memory of the Stonewall Riots. Hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets to fight for the rights of LGBTQ people with a spectacular parade. Lots of music, food, drinks and a lively entertainment program make the CSD a joyful celebration for queer people and allies from Berlin and all over the world.

Events and Festivals

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Go Drag! Festival

October 01-09, 2022

After more than 20 years, the Go Drag! Festival returns to Berlin! The festival celebrates drag in all its various artistic forms. more

Christmas Avenue (9)
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Christmas Avenue

November 21 - December 23, 2022

An entertaining stage program and various culinary offers await visitors at the LGBTIQ Christmas Market on Nollendorfplatz. more

CSD Parade Berlin
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Christopher Street Day 2023

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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. more

CSD Parade in Berlin
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Pride Village - CSD Finale

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Offering musical entertainment, information and food stalls, Pride Village is the official closing celebration of the CSD parade. more

Zum Schmutzigen Hobby: Nina Queer
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Queer Street Festival

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A new festival for everyone, completely without labels: The Queer Street Festival took place for the first time in 2021 and is now a permanent part of Berlin's cultural calendar. more

Lesbisch-Schwules Stadtfest Berlin
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Lesbian and Gay Festival

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The Lesbian and Gay Festival in Berlin is Europe's largest street festival of its kind. It takes place around Nollendorfplatz, the traditional gay stomping ground in Schöneberg. more

Regenbogenfahne in Berlin
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Xposed: Queer Film Festival

Date not announced yet

This international film festival showcases current and classic queer films that show the development of queer life. more

CSD auf der Spree
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Berlin Canal Pride

Date not announced yet

It's the summer highlight of Berlin Pride Week: a LGBTQ* party tour with several participating ships across the Spree River. more

Volkspark Friedrichshain Berlin
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LGBT Park Festival

Date not yet known

The LGBT Park Festival (LesBiSchwules Parkfest) on the grounds of the open-air cinema in Volkspark Friedrichshain will take place for the 24th time in 2023. more

Drag Shows

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Festival of Drag - Maria Crohn & Friends

Would you like a little more? With the drag show "Festival of Drag - Maria Crohn and Friends" you will experience a theatre revue that will satisfy even the highest demands. more

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Adore Delano

After American Idol and RuPaul's Drag Race Adore Delano is on world tour! The self-proclaimed Punk Bitch of Drag comes with her current album "Dirty Laundry" for two shows in Germany! more

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La Cage Aux Folles

“I am what I am, and what I am is no secret”—And it shouldn’t be! In 1983, the beat of freedom resounded from Broadway to London, Paris, Vienna and Berlin. more

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Jade Pearl Baker: Badeperle@BKA

She is a drag queen, young, talented, stylish and a powerful vocalist. With her smoky timbre, discreet hip swing and jazzy sounds Jade Pearl Baker captivates her audience. more

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Circus of Travesty - The Neukölln Drag Show

Come in, come in, come in! Welcome to the Circus of Drag in Neukölln! You will not find elephants, tightrope walkers or lion tamers here, but you will find a spectacle that is second to none. more

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Trixie and Katya

Trixie and Katya are live in Europe for the first time! The stars, known from RuPaul's Drag Race, are finally going on tour together! They will perform three exclusive shows in November 2022 in Berlin,... more

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Nancy: ON DRAG (Lecture Performance)

A development from Nancy's Bed Talk, "Lifes a Drag- From Crossdressing to Transfiguration" which attempted to answer the question: what is drag? more

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Boys of Berlin (Cabaret)

An evening to celebrate Berlin’s masculine talent. Drag Kings, and performers that play with masculinity, who currently live and work in the city. more

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Bridge Markland king-ing the drag - drag-ing the king (Lecture Performance)

con-structing the bridge - de-constructing gender more

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four by four (Performance)

4 twenty minute drag performances Very Confused (France/Berlin) Buba Sababa (Israel/Berlin) Zoé Gudovic (Belgrade/Vienna) as Zed Zeldić Zed Duckie L'Orange (Australia/Berlin) as Richard P Dick Van Johnson ... more

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Drag + Clowning (Workshop)

There will be six workshops during the festival, each of which will share knowledge about different topics of drag. more

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Claire Dowie - H to He (Performance)

Inspired by Kafka`s Metamorphosis H to He adds new twists in the maze of gender identity and sexuality ... more

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Jackie Baier

Love Me - how wolves can change rivers

,Cora Frost‘ as Alter Ego Peter Frost will talk about themselves and about men, who made the world a bit better. more

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Joey Hateley - Harry Stokes (Performance)

Harry built chimneys by hand until 1860 and is proud to be part of Manchester's worker bee history. From a young age they dreamed of having their own trade, on their own terms. more

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Gender Performance (Workshop)

There will be six workshops during the festival, each of which will share knowledge about different topics of drag. more

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Museums, Archives and Cultural Institutions

Schwules Museum
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Schwules Museum

The Schwules Museum ( "Gay Museum") explores and presents lesbian, gay, trans*, bisexual and queer life stories, themes and concepts in history, art and culture. more

Silvesterparty im Kino International
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"MonGay" at Kino International

Every Monday, the historical Kino International cinema shows the best and newest queer films in their original version with subtitles. more

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