This year, Munich Pride will take place already in June!
The colourful PrideMarch is going to parade on 24th of June
The organisers try to cope with the constant growth of the event. Until now, Munich Pride has always taken place on the second weekend in July.
Munich, 28 August 2022 - 400,000 people! This year's Pride exceeded all expectations. It had already become a bit crowded in some places in Munich's centre.
Now the organisers react and move Christopher Street Day, as Prides are called in Germany, Austria and the German speaking parts of Switzerland, from the traditional second weekend in July to the fourth weekend in June. During this time, there are no other events taking place in the city centre, such as "Klassik am Odeonsplatz" in July
Back to the roots
"We want to create more space for the Pride and the community," says managing director Alexander Kluge. However, details have not yet been finalised. But it would be possible to move the parade to another route; the party area at Rindermarkt could also get a new location.
This will bring Pride closer to the historic date of the Stonewall Uprising, which marks the beginning of the modern LGBTIQ* movement. On 28 June 1969, in front of the Stonewall bar, people of colour, trans* people, lesbians and gays fought back for the first time against the police, who often took arbitrary action against members of the queer community.
Another two PrideWeeks
400,000 people attended Pride this year. The organisers do not believe that this was just an exceptional phenomenon after two years of pandemic. "The Pride events in Munich have already grown in the years before," says Kluge. Now it is important to take precautions.
The two PrideWeeks will thus begin in 2023 on the 10th and end on 24/25th of June, when the street festival, the parade and the party at the town hall (RathausClubbing) attract most people to the city.
For more than 40 years lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans*, inter* and queer people have been demonstrating in Munich for equal rights and acceptance. At the largest event of the LGBTIQ* community in southern Germany, Munich Pride which is supported by LesCommunity, the gay community centre Sub, Munich's Aids-Hilfe, the Rosa Liste voters' initiative and the LGBTIQ* youth organisation diversity, more than 60 events take place within two PrideWeeks. Highlights are the parade through the city centre with 400,000 participants (2022), the two-day street festival around Marienplatz and the party event RathausClubbing. The motto of the CSD 2022 was LESS ME, MORE WE. It showed solidarity with queer people in Ukraine, among others.