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PHOTOS: Christopher Street Day In Berlin

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Some half-million revelers  joined Berlin‘s annual CSD (Christopher Street Day) celebration on Saturday, making it one of the largest Pride events in Europe.

A change in the parade route brought grumblings from those wanted it to include the traditional gayborhood of Schöneberg, but the new path cut through Kreuzberg, exposing participants to another major hub of the city’s diverse LGBT community. In addition to lighthearted elements—like barely clad Lufthansa flight attendants with their uniforms painstakingly painted on their bodies—the parade observed moments of silence in front of the Jewish and gay holocaust memorials, and stopped before the Russian embassy to protest that country’s anti-gay laws.

As it does every year, CSD ended in the mid-city Tiergarten, where a festival—with performances at the iconic Brandenburg Gate—lasted well into the evening.

Click through for more imagess from CSD Berlin 2012.  And submit your own Pride photos in the GayCities Pride Photo Challenge to win great prizes.

 Photos: Dan Allen, Scott Nunn

 

By:           DAN ALLEN
On:           Jun 25, 2012
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  • 3 Comments
    • Vladimir
      Vladimir

      Here’s more pictures of russian part of the procession

      Jun 26, 2012 at 1:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vladimir
      Vladimir

      Here’s more pictures of russian part of the procession
      http://andrreas.livejournal.com/856812.html

      Jun 26, 2012 at 1:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville
      Mike in Asheville

      @Vladimir: Thank you for posting that link!

      As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words — you don’t need to read Russian to see how others around the world are seizing their civil rights to be who they are. Cheers to all who fight the good fight everywhere around the world.

      Jun 26, 2012 at 7:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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