An estimated crowd of 250,000+ revelers lined the downtown streets of Berlin Saturday to celebrate the German capital’s annual gay pride parade.
The colorful parade comes a week after the city’s annual Lesbian and Gay City Festival (Lesbisch-Schwules Stadfest), a rocking party that lasts all weekend and draws thousands.
Now in its 32nd year, Saturday’s gay pride parade is called Christopher Street Day in commemoration of the start of the modern gay rights movement at the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1969. The gay bar is located on Christopher Street, the gay neighborhood’s most famous street.
About 50 colorful floats wound their way around Berlin’s downtown streets to end up for the first time at the Brandenburg Gate.
Looks like a BLAST!