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The Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque in Berlin was the first mosque in Germany to raise a rainbow flag today, July 1, in the run-up to Friday prayers, and it will fly in front of the mosque until the end of July. Mosque founder Seyran Ateş explained, “Especially for LGBTIQ* people of the Muslim faith, such a sign is enormously important, because it shows that they don’t have to choose between their faith and their sexual identity, but are accepted as they are.”
Stroer is a media partner of the Berlin CSD | Berlin Pride 2022 and sponsors advertising space in Berlin and ensures visibility in the city. Here is a commentary by Birgit Oßendorf-Will, HR Director, Ströer SE & Co. KGaA
On Wednesday, the charity concert “#GEMEINSAMBUNT” took place at the Komödie am Ku’damm. Based on an idea by Sebastian Stipp and together with Anne von Knoblauch, who are both contact persons of the Berlin police for lesbians, gays, bisexuals as well as trans- and intersex people (LSBTI), and Olivia Schaaf, the project got rolling in 2019.
Let’s celebrate Pride Month Berlin with an opening ceremony with Queens Against Borders and CSD Berlin | Berlin Pride. These talented artists from a variety of social, linguistic, national and artistic backgrounds have taken over the space and provided a platform to inspire the city of Berlin and present their own narratives and stories in a political yet creative and artistic format ranging from dance to drag to all-queer excellence.
Queerness in the media
How visible is the queer community in the media? Around 11 percent of people living in Germany are queer. But this reality is not fully reflected in the media – as evidenced by several studies by the Lesbian and Gay Association of Germany, among others. Jaqueline Frank, working student at ALEX Berlin, writes about this.
Queer activists from more than seven countries and with different religions. Between empowerment and religious hatred, between awakening and resistance, between tradition and hopeful coalitions. July 21, 2022, 6 p.m. Heilig-Kreuz Kirche Zossener Straße 65 Berlin-Kreuzberg Followed by a reception.
Maja Šenk, coordinator of Labris writes here for Berlin CSD e.V. Labris is one of the oldest LGBTI organizations in the former Yugoslav region and the only lesbian organization in Serbia. It is a lesbian, feminist, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded to promote the human rights of lesbians and the visibility of lesbians in society.
“Bunt*уй” is the motto of the 3rd Marzahn Pride, which will be held on June 18, 2022 by the association of Russian-speaking LGBTQ* activists* Quarteera in the Berlin district of Marzahn. The motto “Bunt*уй” was inspired by the resilience of the Ukrainian people and the solidarity and commitment in this country of all those affected and allied.
ACCEPT Romania announces the 17th Bucharest Pride. Bucharest Pride 2022 will take place from July 1-9, 2022. The theme of the Pride is to focus on togetherness and belonging within the Romanian LGBTQIA+ community, as well as a clear message of welcome to all supporters of our community.