18-19 June 2005.
Held around Nollendorfplatz in the heart of western Berlin, the Lesbian & Gay Street Fair will host parties and 500 metres of bars for an expected 300,000 gays, lesbians and friends. The event will feature Europes largest gathering of gay firms, self-help groups, and special project organisations, and national figures will also be put on the spot in the daily "Wild Sofa" interview session with a leading journalist. The event was first held in 1992, against a backdrop of rising anti-gay assaults, when 25 gay publicans came together to form a self-defence association. Since then, the events growth and popularity is proof of the improved position of lesbians and gays in the German capital. The festival also kick-starts Gay Pride week in Berlin, leading up to Christopher Street Day.
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Lesbian & Gay Street Fair
Various streets around the Nollendorf square. Underground: lines U1, U2, U3, U4 (Nollendorfplatz) Buses: 187, M19, M46 Tel. + 49 (0)3021473586 firstname.lastname@example.org