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Berlin Gay Pride, commonly referred to as Berlin CSD, is one of Europe's biggest gay prides, with gay parties and events taking place all over the creative capital. The first Berlin Pride or Christopher Street Day (CSD) Berlin was celebrated back in 1979, and it was said that roughly 450 people attended. The aim of CSD Berlin (which still remains to this day) was to promote LGBTQ visibility in the city, and in Germany as a whole, and rally for equal rights and anti-discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Nowadays, roughly 500,000 people celebrate Gay Pride Berlin, filling the city streets with plenty of revelry! This makes it the largest Pride Parade in Germany, and one of the biggest in Europe. After all, Berlin is one of Europe's premier gay and party destinations, so could we have expected anything less? The parade normally runs from from Kurfürstendamm to the Brandenburg Gate, ending with a lively concert which welcomes special guest stars and goes well into the night.
But CSD Berlin is more than just a parade. Pride Month includes a host of LGBTQ-related events, with the final Pride Week in mid-June including some of the largest festivities. You can enjoy everything from film screenings to pride boat parties, just be sure to arrive in Berlin with an open-mind and party spirits, and you won't be disappointed during Berlin Gay Pride.
Running side-by-side with the main Berlin Pride, is also the even smaller Pride Parade called Kreuzberg Pride, which is held each year alongside Dyke March. These prides are said to be a little less politicized and have a more local vibe, should you like to keep things a little more chill. So if you're looking for one of the most comprehensive and popular prides of Europe, be sure to pencil in Berlin CSD to your pride calendar this year, and experience your pride the Deutsch way!
The following is the event program of a past pride edition. Stay tuned for the 2021 program.
Due to the Coronavirus - Covid-19 currently affecting the globe, Berlin Pride 2020 will be a little different. While a parade and all the outdoor concerts we've grown accustomed to will not transpire this year, there will be an online Berlin Pride on July 25, which you can stream directly from the comfort and safety of your own living room. Full details are yet to be revealed, so stay tuned, and prepare to experience Berlin Pride in a new light for 2020. We can tell you, however, that the motto for Berlin Pride 2020 will be 'Don't Hide Your Pride', which was voted by the local community, and has already sold us!
Just like the normal Berlin CSD, which offers plenty of different options for varying tastes, Berlin Pride 2020 will comprise several streams, with alternative stages and performers featured on each. We will update the details accordingly, as information is released.