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The President of the German Bundestag (Parliament), Wolfgang Thierse, addresses the crowd at CSD Berlin 2001.
The President of the German Bundestag (Parliament), Wolfgang Thierse, addresses the crowd at CSD Berlin 2001.

Christopher Street Day (CSD) is an annual international homosexual celebration held most prominently in Cologne and Berlin, Germany and other German and European cities. Usually a Pride parade is combined with many smaller events and festivities. It is named after the 1969 riots that happened after a police raid against a gay bar (the Stonewall Inn) located on Christopher Street in New York City. Image File history File links Berlin01_090. ... Image File history File links Berlin01_090. ... Homosexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by esthetic attraction, romantic love, or sexual desire exclusively for another of the same sex. ... Cologne (German: ▶ (help· info) [kœln]; Kölsch: Kölle) is Germanys fourth largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Baton twirlers perform in the 2002 Divers/Cité pride parade in downtown Montreal A pride parade is part of a festival or ceremony held by the LGBT community of a city to commemorate the struggle for gay liberation, gay rights, and gay pride. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... The Stonewall riots, which as a whole is often called the Stonewall Rebellion, were a series of violent conflicts between homosexuals and police officers in New York City. ... Christopher Street is a street in New Yorks West Village that was at the center of the gay rights movement in the late 1970s. ... The Empire State Building (right) and the Chrysler Building (left) are easily recognized symbols of New York City to the world. ...

A typical Christopher Street Day Parade includes floats as well as walking groups usually provided by and made up of members of LGBT organizations, but is increasingly used also as a platform for political campaigning and commercial advertising as floats by political parties and commercially sponsored trucks are becoming more common. It is also typical to see many drag queens or women and men (mostly the latter) scantily dressed. The parade is usually quite joyous and has a rather upbeat and exciting energy to it.

After the parade a festival with a stage for political speakers and entertainers commences.

See also

YACHAD is an organization of Jewish homosexuals in Germany. ... // Background Europride is an international Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender event that is hosted by a different European city each year. ...


  • http://www.csd-europe.com European documentation site with pictures
  • Cologne Pride
  • Berlin Pride

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Christopher Street (Manhattan) at AllExperts (298 words)
Christopher Street is a street in New York's West Village that was at the center of the gay rights movement in the late 1970s.
To this day the street serves as a symbol of gay pride.
Christopher Street was the site of the Stonewall Inn, the bar whose patrons started the 1969 Stonewall riots that are widely seen as the birth of the gay liberation movement.
Christopher Street Day - Wikipedia (875 words)
Christopher Street Day (CSD) ist ein Fest-, Gedenk- und Demonstrationstag der Lesben, Schwulen, Bisexuellen, Transgender und derer Unterstützer.
Der CSD erinnert an das erste bekannt gewordene Aufbegehren von Homosexuellen und anderen sexuellen Minderheiten gegen Polizeiwillkür in der New Yorker Christopher Street in Greenwich Village am 27.
Zusätzlich zur politischen Botschaft der CSDs wird ausgelassen gefeiert.
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