A brief history of Pride and a complete list of Christopher Street Day Pride events in the BUNTESland

A Brief History of Pride Month

June 2022 marks the 52nd celebration of Pride Month, a time when LGBT+ communities around the world come together and celebrate love, diversity, acceptance, and the freedom to be oneself. The adoption of pride as a guiding attitude is intended to counteract the shame and social stigma that LGBT individuals continue to face to this day.

So, why does Pride Month take place in June?

It all started in the early morning hours of Saturday, 28 June, 1969, in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Following a violent police raid targeting individuals engaging in the then-illegal practice of cross-dressing at the Stonewall Inn, a popular Christopher St. gay bar, patrons of the Stonewall and other neighboring gay bars took to the streets in riot, amassing an enormous crowd as they went. The riot and a series of spontaneous protests by members of New York City’s gay community that ensued over the next six days, known today as the Stonewall riots, are widely considered to be the watershed event that initiated the gay liberation movement and the fight for LGBT rights in the United States.

Today, Pride Month events are celebrated worldwide by anyone whose gender identity or sexual identity falls outside the mainstream, as well as by straight and cisgender people who support the LGBT civil rights cause. Event formats include parades, marches, parties, concerts, workshops, symposiums, and memorials for members of the LGBT community who have lost their lives to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS.

Christopher Street Day Events in Germany

In Germany, Pride Month events are referred to as Christopher Street Day (CSD) events, in commemoration of the riots that gave birth to the modern LGBT rights movement. Here’s a complete list of CSD events happening around the BUNTESland this summer.

 

 

 

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

CSD Karlsruhe Pride: 4th June 2022

CSD Ravensburg 2022 / Queer Pride Ravensburg und Weingarten 2022: 25th June 2022

CSD Freiburg (im Breisgau) Pride: 25th June 2022

CSD Tübingen Pride: 25th June 2022

CSD Konstanz – Kreuzlingen Pride: 9th July 2022

CSD Stuttgart Pride: 30th July 2022 | Pride Week 15th July to 31st July 2022

CSD Rhein-Neckar in Mannheim/ Ludwigshafen/ Heidelberg Pride: 13th August 2022

CSD Schwäbisch-Hall Pride: probably 9th July 2022

CSD Ulm & Neu Ulm Pride: 2022 – probably cancelled

 

BAYERN

CSD Nordoberpfalz (neu in Neustadt a.d. Waldnaab) Pride: 4th June 2022

CSD Augsburg Pride: 18th June 2022

CSD in Niederbayern (Straubing/Kehlheim/Landhut) Pride: Summer 2022 (date not fixed yet)

CSD Würzburg Pride: Demonstration 9th July 2022 | Pride Weekend 8th to 10th July 2022

CSD München Pride: Demonstration 16th July 2022 | Pride-Weeks: 2nd to 17th July 2022

CSD Nürnberg Pride: Demonstration 6th August 2022 | Pride Week 21st July to 7th August 2022

CSD Erlangen Pride: Demonstration 2nd October 2022

CSD Passau Pride: Summer 2022 (date not fixed yet)

CSD Aschaffenburg Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet

CSD Regensburg Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet

 

BERLIN & BRANDENBURG

CSD Prignitz Pride: 18th June 2021

CSD Potsdam Pride: 2nd July 2022

CSD Berlin Pride: 23rd July 2022

CSD Cottbus & Niederlausitz Pride: Demonstration 27th August 2022 | Pride-Week 15th to 27th August 2022

CSD Falkensee Pride: Summer 2022 (date not fixed yet)

CSD Wendland Pride: Summer 2022 (date not fixed yet)

 

BREMEN & HAMBURG

CSD Hamburg Pride: 6th August 2022 | Hamburg Pride Week, 30th July to 7th August 2022

CSD Bremen Pride: 27th August 2022

 

HESSE

CSD Wiesbaden Pride: 28th May 2022

CSD Kassel Pride: 11th June 2022

CSD MTK (Main-Taunus-Kreis) Pride: 18th June 2022 in Kelkheim

CSD Hanau Pride: 25th June 2022

CSD Mittelhessen in Gießen Pride: 25th June 2022

CSD Frankfurt am Main Pride: Demonstration 16th July 2022 | Pride Weekend 15th to 17th July 2022

CSD Marburg Pride: 23rd July 2022

CSD Darmstadt Pride: 20th August 2022

CSD Eschwege Pride: 3rd September 2022

CSD Witzenhausen Pride: 10th September 2022

CSD Bad Sooden-Allendorf Pride: 17th September 2022

CSD Bad Hersfeld Pride: 24th September 2022

CSD Wanfried Pride: 8th Oktober 2022

CSD Waldkappel Pride: 13th October 2022

CSD Sontra Pride: 22nd October 2022

CSD Herleshausen Pride: 5th November 2022

 

MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN

CSD Greifswald Pride: Tage der Akzeptanz – 17th May to 4th June 2022

CSD Schwerin Pride: 25th June 2022

CSD Rostock Pride: 16th July 2022

CSD Neubrandenburg Pride / CSD Neustrelitz Pride: 30th July 2022

 

NIEDERSACHSEN

CSD Osnabrück Pride: 28th May 2022

CSD Wilhelmshaven Pride: 28th May 2022

CSD Hannover Pride: Demonstration 4th June 2022, CSD Street Party 5th June 2022

CSD Oldenburg/ Nordwest Pride: 18th June 2022

CSD Cloppenburg Pride: 25th June 2022

CSD Braunschweig Pride Sommerlochfestival: Demonstration 13th August 2022 | Street Party 12th to 13th August 2022 | Sommerlochfestival 29th July to 11th August 2022

CSD Göttingen Pride: 10th September 2022

CSD Papenburg (Emsland) Pride: 10th September 2022

CSD Walsrode Pride – Tag der Vielfalt: postponed to 2023

CSD Aurich Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet

 

NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN

CSD Bielefeld Pride: 11th June 2022

CSD Heinsberg/ Geilenkirchen Pride: 18th June 2022

CSD Düsseldorf Pride: 22nd to 24th June 2022

CSD Bochum Pride: 25th June 2022

CSD Cologne Pride: 3rd July 2022 | Pride Woche in Köln vom 18th June bis 3. July 2022

CSD Olpe Pride: 10th July 2022

CSD Recklinghausen Pride: 25th July 2022

CSD Duisburg Pride: 30th July 2022

CSD Ruhr CSD/ Essen Pride: 6th August 2022

CSD Münster Pride: 27th August 2022

CSD Dortmund Pride: 3rd September 2022

CSD Krefeld Pride: 27th August 2022 – Date not confirmed yet

CSD Paderborn Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet

CSD Hamm Pride „Bunter Hammer Straßenfest“: 2022 – not confirmed yet

CSD Wuppertal Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet

CSD Aachen Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet

CSD Siegen Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet

CSD Herne Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet

CSD Eschweiler Weisweiler Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet

CSD Mönchengladbach:  2022 – not confirmed yet

CSD Bonn Pride: 2022 – not confirmed yet

 

RHEINLAND-PFALZ

CSD Trier Pride: 16th July 2022

CSD Mainz Pride – Sommerschwüle: 6th August 2022

CSD Mannheim/ Ludwigshafen/ Heidelberg Pride: 13th August 2022 | Rhein-Neckar in Mannheim (Baden-Württemberg)

CSD Koblenz Pride: 2022 – not confirmed

 

SAARLAND

CSD Saarbrücken SaarLorLux Pride: 2022 – not date announced

 

SACHSEN

CSD Pirna Pride: 9th July 2022

CSD Leipzig Pride: 16th July 2022

CSD Chemnitz Pride: 27th August 2022

CSD Dresden Pride: 3rd September 2022

CSD Zwickau – Westsachsen Pride: 1st October 2022

 

SACHSEN-ANHALT

Central German Metropolitan Region.

CSD Schönebeck Pride: 23rd April 2022

CSD Dessau-Roßlau Pride: 21st May 2022

CSD Salzwedel Pride: 18th June 2022

CSD Magdeburg Pride: 20th August 2022

CSD Halle Pride: 10th September 2022

CSD Stendal Pride: 1st October 2022

 

SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN

CSD Kiel Pride: 9. Juli 2022

CSD Lübeck Pride: 20th August 2022

CSD Flensburg Pride: 2022 still in planning

CSD Heide/ CSD Westküste Pride: 2022 – not confirmed

 

THÜRINGEN

CSD Altenburg Pride: 2nd July 2022

CSD Erfurt/ Mitteldeutschland Pride: 2022 – still in planning

CSD Jena Pride: 2022 – not yet confirmed

CSD Weimar Pride: 2022 – not yet confirmed

CSD Gera Pride: 2022 – not yet confirmed

 

About the Author Kevin Wiesehahn

Kevin Wiesehahn is a New York expat living in Munich. He studied Literature and Philosophy at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst,
and earned a master’s degree in Anglistik from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
Kevin is one of the newest members of the Blue Global Relocation family, where he works as Immigration Team Assistant and Social Media Content Developer.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading German philosophy, riding BMX and cooking.

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