Yet Again, the Biggest One: The Berlin Pride in Photos
The Berlin Pride Parade has been held since the late 70s, it takes place once a year. It is deemed the largest in Europe, but two years ago, due to the pandemic, the city authorities imposed restrictions on its participants: they had to wear masks and weren’t allowed to drink alcohol. The event decreased in scale. Last year, 65,000 people participated; now, when the restrictions have been lifted, there are over 100,000.
A rainbow flag was raised over the Bundestag for the first time, honouring the Pride. It was also placed on the Ibn Rushd-Goethe building, the first “liberal mosque” in Germany, which enables men and women to pray together and welcomes religious people from the LGBTQI+ community.
Among other things, the Pride participants demanded to investigate all crimes against the LGBTQI+ community, and to increase diversity in the workplace. Ukrainian activists, representatives of the Kyiv Pride and Kharkiv Pride organizations also joined the march — they rallied against the full-scale war in Ukraine.
Photos: Viktoria Temnova, exclusively for Bird in Flight