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Hamburg Pride parade attracts 300,000

The Local · 5 Aug 2012, 16:27

Published: 05 Aug 2012 16:27 GMT+02:00

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The 32nd Hamburg CSD festival was held under the slogan “Marriage 2.0 – after the duties, now the rights” – calling for final and complete equality for same-sex marriages.

Chairman of the Hamburg Pride association Lars Peters said particularly adoption and tax laws urgently needed to be revised to make them fair for homosexuals.

The number of people taking part in Saturday’s parade was more than organisers had hoped for, with some saying it was 20 percent up on last year. It was estimated that 300,000 people attended the festival.

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Your comments about this article

21:41 August 5, 2012 by lenny van
One cannot identify gay or lesbian Hamburgers just by looking at them. Perhaps we could give Putin some slack.
00:47 August 6, 2012 by phil25
perhaps we should do what the Americans do with their athletes...in the 100m final at the Olympics the US runner had to wear a big bold label proclaiming that he was GAY.

I thought it was a bit too much myself...
01:00 August 6, 2012 by The-ex-pat

Are you being serious??

All competitors had their surnames on their shirts. Maybe you would like the American runner Tyson Gay to change his name for the next race...........?
08:49 August 6, 2012 by aussie_boy
Actually, he is a Christian and has a daughter - whom he had with his ex-girlfriend in his teens. Apparently, he has is now looking for a wife........
12:03 August 6, 2012 by Ozichick
Comment removed by The Local for breach of our terms.
15:26 August 6, 2012 by catjones
Ozichick....not to mention separate water fountains and the back of the bus. Those were the days.
15:55 August 6, 2012 by Al uk
@ the ex pat, clearly you do not get the humour in phil25's post.
07:37 August 7, 2012 by wenddiver
One more good reason to not get drunk and pass out on the streets of Hamburg.
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