Beyond a grand celebration of LGBT community, Christopher Street Day is a meaningful and contributive festival in Berlin this July. Christopher Street Day takes place on the last Saturday of July – July 28th 2018. The festival is a sequel to the Lesbian and Gay City Festival on July 21st and 22nd. More than a huge pride, LGBT community takes this opportunity to promote diversity.
The First Christopher Street Day?
The very first Christopher Street Day was in New York City in 1969. 10 years later, Berlin – the heart of Germany – celebrated Christopher Street Day for the first time. Since then, the festival has extended to other German cities such as Hamburg and Cologne. Christopher Street Day has become an annual grand celebration through which the LGBT community presents and expresses their pride.
Last year, Christopher Street Day welcomed 400 000 people to the march. Since a change in 2015, the parade is organized with 2 separate parts. One is louder and the other is silent. This separation gave a huge boost to the parade. Participants are more than welcome to join the march with their banners and raise their voices.
Christopher Street Day 2018
This year, Christopher Street Day still carries out its mission while remaining a cultural festival. This is the 40th celebration, as special as its motto: “Mein Körper, meine Identität, mein Leben.” (“My body, my identity, my life.” in English). The detailed program is HERE. General info can be found HERE.
What should you bring to Christopher Street Day 2018? What makes you a real participant? An open mind and a supportive spirit. The festival has come a long way – 39 years – to present the LGBT community, speak for them and prove their identity. Christopher Street Day is appreciated for its value with respect to promotion of human rights and equality across genders. How about joining the march, celebrating their pride and deep-diving into a world of diversity?
|Christopher Street Day at a Glance! |
Date and time: 28.07.2018
12:00 – 23:59
Location: From Kurfürstendamm to Victory Column and Brandenburger Tor
Admission fee: FREE
Official site: http://csd-berlin.de/
Click GOING to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1960069054279162/