The 20th anniversary of this event is held under the English title “Equal Rights for the Unequal“.
The party begins at 11:00, but doesn’t really heat up until after 16:00 when the streets around Nollendorfplatz in Schöneburg fill up with every variety of GLBTQ individual available. Campy drag queens seem to be in a competition to see who can be the most FABULOUS!, while bears, leather queens, and some of the toughest dykes I’ve ever seen catch the eye.
When I begin to look past the more flowery, showy participants I realize these folks are just like me, living normal lives and enjoying being out amongst “their people”. Eating, drinking and lots of merriment is the order of the day, With lots of informational booths along the way.
Five stages placed throughout the 20,000 square meters of party keep the energy high in the festival attendees.
There is a stage to suit every taste: disco/retro, techno, local talent, a main stage that hosts a little bit of everything including political talks, and a stage dedicated to the womyn (haven’t used THAT spelling since the 80’s – I’m happy to trot it out there for ya!).
If you’re in the area, come to what I find to be Berlin’s best street festival.
Everyone is welcome. A fun time to be had by all.
Just don’t miss out on the pretzels shaped like penises… BIG penises of course!