700,000 march for LGBTI rights at Cologne Gay Pride

Authorities say as many as 700,000 people took pat in Sunday’s Cologne Gay Pride parade – making it one of the largest shows of LGBTI solidarity in the world

700,000 march for LGBTI rights at Cologne Gay Pride
08 July 2014

700,000 people marched in the Cologne Gay Pride parade on Sunday, making it one of the largest LGBTI pride events in Germany and Europe.

That figure was arrived at by police supervising the event which originally began as a Christopher Street Day event commemorating the Stonewall Riots at the Stonewall Inn on New York’s Christopher Street.

This year’s Cologne Gay Pride march was also notable as a contingent from local pro-football side FC Köln marched in the parade including club vice-president Toni Schumacher.

As part of Cologne Gay Pride the sky of Cologne has been lit up at night with six powerful spotlights in the gay pride colors, shining rainbow beams high into the sky.

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

The tastiest ways to blow off steam in Iceland

Gay Star News food and drink aficionado Jean Paul Zapata travels to Iceland's capital Reykjavik where he endeavors to turn every tourist attraction into an opportunity to feast like a Viking
No thumbnail available

Australia activists to 'gaycrash' anti-equality event

Hotel Hyatt Canberra was slammed for hosting the anti-gay Australian Christian Lobby
Cyndi Lauper channels her passion for shoes to help homeless LGBTI youth

Cyndi Lauper channels her passion for shoes to help homeless LGBTI youth

Tony Award winner for Kinky Boots has designed a line of shoes to benefit the True Colors Fund
Donald Trump: People shouldn't be sacked for being gay
No thumbnail available

Amazon withdraws ‘sissy’ insult calendar

Joe King’s ‘I’m Just a Sissy’ calendar withdrawn after widespread protests from bloggers and GLAAD
Killers of Chile gay man Daniel Zamudio sentenced

Killers of Chile gay man Daniel Zamudio sentenced

The 24-year-old Chilean was found beaten unconscious, swastikas carved into his skin, part of his ear cut and had cigarette burns all over his body
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

Ellen DeGeneres reunites ‘Friends’ stars for funny promo

Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry and Courtney Cox, otherwise known as Rachel, Chandler and Monica star in skit
No thumbnail available

Top Vatican bishop wants civil unions for gay couples

Piero Marini, ex chamberlain of John Paul II and Benedict XVI, said that 'gay couples need civil unions, but we can not call them "marriage"'
No thumbnail available

Glee star Chris Colfer unveils title and cover of his second book

The Enchantress Returns will be released in early August