- Cologne Gay Pride
Cologne Gay Pride or Cologne Pride (formerly: "Christopher Street Day Cologne") is the largest gay and lesbian organized event in
Germanyand one of the biggest in Europe. Its origin is to celebrate the pridein Gay and Lesbian Culture.
Cologne Gay Pride is made of a large city
Gay pride parade, and a week of a number of festivals, parties and political forums. The parade and festivals are comparable to carnivalcelebrations and the political motivation of the event did achieve a lot in equal rightsand gay rights.
Cologne Gay Pride takes place annually in
Cologne, Germany. Events in recent years had over 1 million participants.
Cologne Gay Pride started during the 1980s as a small
Christopher Street Daynamed for the Stonewall riotson Christopher Streetin New York City. Within a liberal political culture in former West Germanythe Christopher Street Day grew into one of the biggest celebration events in Germany. Education and support for AIDSbecame an important aspect during recent years. In 2002 Cologne Pride was also Europridea joint European event.
Christopher Street Day
Gay pride parade
* [http://www.csd-cologne.de/portal/loader.php Cologne Gay Pride]
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