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After the attack in Oslo, a large Pride parade moves through Stockholm

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A large crowd turned out to celebrate on Saturday Stockholm to march while standing up for love, human rights and sexual diversity. The participants danced their way through the Swedish capital around the floats, many happily waving rainbow flags.

Thousands celebrated in Hamburg

Christopher Street Day (CSD) was also celebrated in Hamburg on Saturday. According to the organizers, 250,000 people marched through the city. “We are super satisfied and indescribably happy,” said the spokesman for the organizing association Hamburg Pride on Saturday. The need to go back onto the streets and loudly campaign for acceptance is huge. The motto of the demo in Hamburg this time was “On the streets! Diversity instead of violence” and was intended to draw attention to “increasing hate crimes against queer people”.

Two dead in Oslo attack

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Before a large Pride parade in the Norwegian capital Oslo at the end of June, an attacker fired shots near a popular gay bar. Two people died and 21 others were injured. The Norwegian secret service PST classified the attack as an Islamist terrorist attack. Among other things, the police are investigating the theory that the act could have been explicitly directed against homosexuals.

Christopher Street Day is celebrated worldwide – traditionally in Hamburg at the beginning of August, as is Canal Pride in Amsterdam. Cologne, Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin, but also Madrid, for example, have their CSD in July. In cities like Tel Aviv, New York and Paris, there will be demonstrations as early as June. The Pride movement dates back to events in June 1969 when New York police officers stormed a bar on Christopher Street, sparking a gay, lesbian and trans riot.

Source: Nachrichten

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