Every June, Berliners raise their rainbow flags to celebrate Gay Pride, a.k.a Christopher Street Day with a colorful Gay Pride Parade. After all, Berlin ranks as the third largest gay metropolis in all of Europe, only topped by London and Amsterdam, and and same sex couples will find a thriving and diverse scene in Berlin.
Join the festivities in the Berlin district of Schoeneberg, which has been Berlin's center of gay life since the 1920s. The neighborhood is the starting point of the parade, which then leads to the impressive Victory Column in the Berlin park "Tiergarten". In addition, Berlin hosts the largest gay lesbian street festival in Europe; you can look forward to exhibitions, performances, concerts, panel discussions and, of course, parties.
Berlin Gay Pride 2012 takes place on June 23.
For more information on the festivities and the parade, check out this in-depth article on Berlin's Gay Pride by my colleague Andrew Collins, Guide to Gay and Lesbian Travel at About.com.
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