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PHOTOS: Transgenialer CSD Gives Berlin Pride Without The Price Tag

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Cities with two separate Prides aren’t unheard of—take Tokyo, for instance—but we’re pretty sure Berlin is the only one with two competing celebrations on the same day: the main Christopher Street Day party (CSD), and the lesser-known but growing Transgenialer CSD, both of which shook up the German capital on June 24.

Born 15 years ago out of the frustration that many Berliners felt over the over-commercialization of Christopher Street Day, TCSD is a proudly downmarket, sponsor-free and inclusive affair, espousing a far more political message and genderfuck attitude than perhaps any other Pride in the world. On Saturday, while the main parade made its way toward the Tiergarten, the ragtag Transgenialer proceeded though grittier Kreuzberg gayborhood before dumping out into Oranienstrasse for a haphazard, musical and booze-soaked evening.

Click through for more photos from Berlin’s Transgenialer CSD 2012.

 

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By:           Dan Allen
On:           Jul 1, 2012
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  • 3 Comments
    • michelle
      michelle

      so proud to be gender-queer right now!

      this gives me and many other queer and trans youth in america, who feel excluded from the largely trans-phobic & assimilationist LGB (t) community real hope.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David
      David

      I support the idea of a separate parade. T is fundamentally different from LGB and the 2 never should have been forced together. Let the Ts have their freak parade and let LGBs have theirs.

      Jul 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mel p
      mel p

      Charming.

      Jul 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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