After cancellations or new formats for Christopher Street Days (CSD), a parade in Wendland almost started like before the corona pandemic. According to the police, around 200 people lined up on the colorful train from Waddeweitz across several villages on Saturday – just a little less than in previous years.
The district of Lüchow-Dannenberg had approved this in compliance with the distance rules and wearing face mask. The organizers' files ensured compliance.
The small number of participants compared to the traditionally huge CSD parades in Cologne or Berlin and more space on a large area played into the organizers' cards. Due to the ban on major events, the other parades have been canceled, postponed or carried out in smaller or new formats such as online streams and auto demos, according to CSD Germany.
«You could say that this year the focus will be on the little ones. The ones you don't normally notice, »said board member Falko Jentsch. He is pleased that the diversity of around 90 CSDs in Germany is represented in this way.
The Christopher Street Days commemorates events in New York at the end of June 1969: At that time, police officers stormed the "Stonewall Inn" bar in Christopher Street in Manhattan and triggered an uprising by gays, lesbians and transsexuals against the arbitrariness.