Christopher Street Day: totally unfamiliar, to not have to be directly in the process

With a live stream on the Internet instead of the road move is the 42. Christopher Street Day in Berlin started on Saturday afternoon for the first time online.

Christopher Street Day: totally unfamiliar, to not have to be directly in the process

With a live stream on the Internet instead of the road move is the 42. Christopher Street Day in Berlin started on Saturday afternoon for the first time online. Because of the Corona pandemic, was built up in the house of statistics on the Alexanderplatz in a Studio with live stage. Around 30 organisations and representatives of various groups participating in the Multimedia Event under the Motto "Don't hide your Pride!".

"We cannot accept in our city, in our country, that there are Attacks," said Berlin's governing mayor Michael Müller (SPD) in front of a rainbow Banner at the Red city hall. "There are Trans - and homophobia, there is exclusion, there is violence." The Vice-President of the German Bundestag, Claudia Roth (Green party), called for "equal rights and not just a bit of the same rights". The oppression of Homosexuals in Eastern European countries should not be forgotten.

While in the afternoon program mainly initiatives and their objectives were presented, for the evening an entertainment program with music, it was planned. On Youtube, where the event was aired, a ran, meanwhile, comments in a matter of seconds. "Totally unfamiliar, to not have to be directly in the process," wrote a spectator.

Some minor demonstrations, there was still. The "Dyke March", with around 1000 registered participants moved from the Neptune fountain at the Alexanderplatz to the Brandenburg gate. The demonstrators carried colorful panels with rainbow flags. "It's all peaceful," said a police spokeswoman in the afternoon.

The CSD is intended to remind of the rights of lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, intersex and queer people. At the end of June 1969, stormed police officers in New York Bar "Stonewall Inn" in Christopher Street and triggered an uprising of Gays, lesbians and transsexuals against the arbitrary use of power.

Updated Date: 25 July 2020, 12:19

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