Christopher Street Day (July 23, 2022)
Under the motto "United in Love" the next Christopher Street Day (CSD) will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2022 in Berlin. More than 1 million participants are expected to unite for the rights of LGBTQIA* people and to set a sign against hate and discrimination of all kinds.
LGBTQIA* stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual/Transgender, Queer, Intersexual, Asexual. The asterisk reflects all other forms of sexuality that people identify with.
The motto "United in Love - Against Hate, War and Discrimination" / "United in Love - Against Hate, War and Discrimination" has been deliberately chosen for this year. The organizers want to set an example in the current political situation.
In the course of the CSD, the association has formulated concrete demands that concern the rights of LGBTQIA*. The demands cover 18 areas, such as work & diversity, rainbow families or health.
When and where will the CSD 2022 take place in Berlin?
The Pride March starts at 12 noon on Leipziger Straße (between Charlotten- and Axel-Springer-Straße), the entrance there starts at 11:30 am.
Afterwards, the demo will pass Potsdamer Platz and Nollendorfplatz, from there to the Victory Column and across the Straße des 17.
All information can be found on the website of the organizers: https://csd-berlin.de/
Since when does the CSD take place?
The first Christopher Street in Berlin took place on June 30, 1979. At that time, about 400 people demonstrated under the motto "Gay Pride" in West Berlin. The name originated in New York: in 1960, police officers there stormed the "Stonewall Inn" bar on Christopher Street, which led to considerable protests by lesbians, gays and transsexuals.