Austria calls their Pride Parade Rainbow Parade. It has become an international tradition to hold a demonstration for the rights of LGBT people in the summer. The first German Christopher Street Day took place in Berlin in ; other parades before then had different names. CSD Berlin started already in When Cologne hosted Europride in , it attracted 1. Due to organizational reasons, the CSDs do not take place on the historic date of June 27, but on different weekends between June and August.
Pride dates in Europe
Gay Parade Berlin
Gay Pride Parades are growing in popularity throughout the world. One place that has always had a strong celebratory tradition, though, is Europe. Eastern Europe has a long, if somewhat contentious history of Gay Pride Parades. In Russia and many of the ex-Yugoslav states, homosexuality is still illegal and highly stigmatized. One of the oldest and largest Eastern European parades is Warsaw Pride, which was first held in
Christopher Street Day
Since , the event has been held each year. Berlin Pride is one of the largest gay and lesbian organized events in Germany and one of the biggest in Europe. Its aim is to demonstrate for equal rights and equal treatment for LGBT people, as well as celebrate the pride in Gay and Lesbian Culture.
Due to the Corona pandemic, extensive distance and hygiene rules apply in Berlin. Events in the leisure and entertainment sector may not take place until the end of March 28, Museums and galleries may open under strict conditions.