Thousands flooded the streets of Berlin on Saturday to celebrate the city’s annual Christopher Street Day gay pride parade.
More than half a million people have taken to the streets of Berlin for the city’s annual gay pride parade. They protested discrimination against homosexuals – especially in Russia – and celebrated sexuality.
Forty floats and thousands of people paraded from the district of Kreuzberg to Brandenburg Gate demanding respect for the rights of gays, lesbians and homosexuals at Christopher Street Day in Berlin on Saturday. Hundreds of thousands lined the streets to watch.
“As long as there is discrimination against homosexuals in society, it is important to go out on the streets in protest,” said Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit, who is himself openly gay.
He pointed out that gay men and women are still subject to discrimination in Germany and are victims of attacks.
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