PHOTOS: Berlin's Christopher Street Day Celebration

A mixture of politics and wild partying, Berlin's annual Christopher Street Day street party is the big final event ending Pride Week each year.

BY Advocate.com Editors

June 23 2014 3:54 PM ET

Christopher Street Day is held in Berlin every June. Lesbians, gay men, transgender people, intersex and bisexual people demonstrate here for equal rights and protest against all forms of discrimination in society. But it is also a joyful occasion, as participants celebrate the rights they have won over the last few decades.

CSD Berlin is a huge party on the streets of Berlin, and at the same time it is becoming increasingly political. For example, people protest for equal marriage rights. Every year, there is a special motto that sums up the main CSD demands. This year's motto is "LGBTI* rights are human rights." About half a million people, including supportive straights, demonstrate for the rights of LGBTI people. 

People on a Statue of Liberty-themed float participate in the annual Christopher Street Day parade on Kurfuerstendamm Avenue Saturday in Berlin. This year the gay and lesbian pride fest was divided into three parades due to differences over the event's political goals.

Horned up and ready for CSD Berlin.

Feathers, Crocs, and mock Chanel are all appropriate.

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