BERLIN PRIDE | CSD BERLIN
28.06. – 28.07.2024
PRIDE MONTH BERLIN
QUICK INFOS | FACTS
Hello to all people,
as so often lately, incidents and attacks against people of our community happened in the course of yesterday – unfortunately also with us in connection with our 45th Berlin Pride Demonstration. We condemn hate, attacks and violence in the strongest possible terms.
Very important in advance:
We would like to point out right at the beginning: Report incidents! Seek help! Use your possibilities and rights, document attacks of any form, as long as it does not put you in danger or document incidents for the attacked, should you notice them. Seek immediate help in the aftermath and report it to queer initiatives like Maneo or L-Support. Be sure to also use the Berlin Police Internet Watch.
To assess the situation:
The CSD was classified in its overall situation, also especially with regard to the enormous size on the part of the police and other trades as “peaceful” or “mostly peaceful”. This does not mean that there were no attacks or operations. The number of criminal charges is exclusively “small” in relation to the number of participants. The exchange of all trades took place in good cooperation throughout the day and was permanently guaranteed by a joint coordination office. We as an association also found the course of events and the atmosphere to be peaceful. Except for two information known to us (Saturday afternoon) of a homophobic assault by a steward on a drag queen and a physical assault on a volunteer, the association was not aware of any other attack until the end of the demo, which was not already documented by the police. The CSD association has immediately contacted the affected drag queen on several channels. We have condemned the attack, expressed our sympathy and immediately informed that the association will bring this to the charge. We agreed to share the documented material.
Background information on the incident known to us:
With regard to the assigned stewards of the vehicles, we would like to inform you that these forces are not or were not commissioned by the CSD, and therefore also not by the association. The search for Ordner:innen, which is valid for the protection, is carried out by each:n Fahrzeuganmelder:in independently. That is for decades practice of a demonstration. Furthermore, after last year’s known case, vehicle registrants were also informed that the association condemns not only attacks and assaults, but also thought and symbols of queer-hostile structures. No such case is known for 2023.
Should you have documentation of insults, attacks, assaults or similar queer-hostile facts. Please send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to work together with victims of misanthropic attacks to obtain criminal prosecution.
The day after the demo:
One day after the demo, we receive information about further queer-hostile attacks on the CSD itself, previously unknown to the association. In the current number two. Each attack is exactly one too many, should be prosecuted and punished by courts or the police.
Other incidents with a potential connection to the CSD:
The Berliner Zeitung reports that in Alt-Hohenschönhausen a trans woman and two companions were chased and spat on by youths. In Schöneberg, a homosexual man’s T-shirt was torn.
The Tagesspiegel reports that early Saturday evening, five people allegedly put up a banner with inciting content on the railing of the building complex at the TV tower in Mitte.
Whether homo-, trans- or other misanthropic attacks, whether insults by demostörende or in us known case, by a non-club steward of a vehicle, which reached us in the course of yesterday: We condemn all attacks, demand clarification and would like to reiterate that the queer community must be better protected by quick action of politics and the amendment extension of our Basic Law.
Note on our own behalf:
Any queer-hostile attack is unacceptable and never acceptable. We would like to clearly emphasize that the CSD and thus the association bears no responsibility for these cowardly acts. It is extremely regrettable that a few voices within the community are trying to use these attacks as a platform for personal campaigns against our historic CSD association. Such an approach is not only shameful, but also deeply wrong. Let us stand together for the fact that love, acceptance and equality are the basic principles that the Berlin CSD e.V. embodies. So often we heard it yesterday on our stage and during the speeches on the trucks: Let’s talk to each other and not about each other! And now it means for us: After the CSD is before the CSD.
Finally, once again the hint:
Seek mental help in the aftermath!
Berlin CSD e.V.
@act.aware 🤝🏽 csd berlin go hand in hand again this year.
⭕️ This year, the Act Aware association would like to raise awareness of respectful interaction, collective responsibility and the axing of one’s own and other boundaries.
⛺️ You can find the awareness tent at the Brandenburg Gate. Here you can report if you notice cross-border situations or are exposed to them yourself.
📂 In the awareness tent you will also find help telephone numbers, recommendations for action and a place to find out about all topics related to work with those affected.
💬 Feel free to come by for the DEEP DATE or have your privileges checked together.
🌈 for a more mindful togetherness!
On July 6, 2023, the Queer Mental Health Panel, organized by the Mental Health Taskforce of the Berlin CSD e. V., took place at the Microsoft Atrium Berlin. The event brought together a variety of experts and guests to share and discuss different aspects of mental health in the queer community. The motto this year was “How can you take care of your mental health?”
Not only should illegal street vending be curbed, but we are also currently discussing with the city of Berlin a ban on glass containers in the area of the closing rally. In addition, the participants should be better informed with information materials, posters and social media to dispose of their waste and especially their bottles properly or to take them home again. In order to ensure proper disposal, we will increase the capacity of the trash receptacles we set up by 40% this year.
For the second year in a row, the Berlin CSD cooperates with club Ritter Butzke for the House of Pride. As the organizer of the largest Berlin Pride Party, 7 areas await you at Club Ritter Butzke. The Berlin CSD e.V. is inclusive, creative and diverse in all bookings, performances and marketing. Thus, a premiere of superlatives was created in 2022. More than 3000 guests celebrated the party of the year for more than 12 hours.
Our goal is not only to create an inclusive event, but also to provide a platform for open exchange with you. Because ultimately the CSD-Berlin should become your CSD-Berlin. Your topics are our topics and together we can ensure that inclusion is lived and a strong community is created – a community that overcomes barriers and brings people with and without disabilities together.
In 2022, the crime rate showed only a minimal increase. However, it should be noted that these are reported crimes and experts believe that the number of unreported cases is around 95 percent. Nevertheless, there have been positive developments, such as the use of video footage, which is now stored for 48 hours to assist law enforcement. The efficiency of recording reports has also been improved, and public transport (PT) remains a focus in terms of security measures.
Information for members
Statement on the published media articles from 02 June 2023
On July 22nd at 12 o’clock it’s that time again. Hundreds of thousands will march through Berlin to demonstrate for the rights of the LGBTQIA* community. The route is now fixed. In addition, we call attention to the winners of the Soul of Stonewall Awards 2023. This year we are proud of the diverse presenters at the closing rally and our very special guests, activists and partners who strongly support the CSD.
The 45th CSD Berlin | Berlin Pride will be opened on July 22, 2023 by the board of the Berlin CSD e.V. and the Governing Mayor Kai Wegner starting at 11:30 am at Leipziger Straße.
Our executive committee
At the general meeting of the Berlin CSD e.V., which took place on 19.09.2023, the board of the years 2023 to 2025 was elected. The highest body of the association elected three of the six running association members into office with clear and overwhelming majorities. The new board thus consists of Seyran Ateş (re-elected for 2 years), Mara Geri (newly elected for 2 years), Stella Spoon (current term), Marcel Voges (newly elected for 2 years) & Ulli Pridat (current term). Patrick Ehrhardt planned not to stand for re-election and is leaving after three successful CSD seasons. He signaled his cooperation, solidarity and support in the team.