24 Jun 2012

Hundreds of thousands of people at the Gay Pride in Berlin

Several hundred thousand people – 700,000 according to organizers – took part Saturday in the Gay Pride in Berlin under the theme “Knowledge can accept.”

The parade, rich in fantastic costumes, and accompanied by techno music began in the cosmopolitan district of Kreuzberg, north of the German capital, to join in the late afternoon the Brandenburg Gate (downtown) , where DJs and artists were to succeed on stage until midnight.

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Social Democratic and gay mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, gave the kickoff of the event which provides an annual opportunity for its participants to demonstrate originality and humor in their disguises. 34th “Christopher Street Day” held in Berlin also draw attention to the plight of homosexuals in Russia, especially with a giant portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, reworked in the style kitsch gay French artists Pierre et Gilles.

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