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Saturday I headed out to watch the two Christopher Street Day parades that happen in Berlin every year – the “normal” one and the “alternative” one.
Wanting to hit up both parades meant that I had to choose strategically and that I never made it to the end party for the [...]
Today, June 23, 2012, marks the 100th birthday of Alan Turing, a man whose efforts helped break Nazi encryptions, and, consequently, end the war. He was even awarded an OBE for this.
There’s no way I could do justice to him in this space.
But I do want to focus on the fact that he [...]
I won’t try to justify it – but instead of watching this year’s Christopher Street Days Parade (the mainstream one) go through Berlin, I bought a ticket and jumped onboard the Official Lady Gaga Truck.
The weather was optimal – it never rained, but it never got excessively hot, so there wasn’t a problem with [...]
I need to be in Berlin Monday in order to visit the place that I hope to be living in while I work and search for an apartment. I decided to head up here a couple days early just to party for this weekend is, as Snooker reminded me, Christopher Street Days in Berlin!
One of the main indicators of the success of gays and lesbians in organizing and in social acceptance has been the growth in the number of cities with gay pride celebrations in June. Gay pride festivals have been around for decades in most every large American city (Chicago is celebrating its 39th this year). But [...]
Today I went with a friend to CSD-Thüringen in Erfurt.
It was a gay day, overall, and not just because of Christopher Street Days (Gay Pride in America). Although we did not complete the entire march, we did go from the Erfurt Hauptbahnhof to the Erfurt Rathaus before both of us got bored and decided [...]
Today’s my last full day in Bloomington before I head out on a biz-trip to… Germany.
Yes, I’m returning to the Father-Land for a week of meetings. The outbound journey is through Detroit and Paris to Leipzig, while I return from Frankfurt on a double-hop I did not originally desire.
For my last day, I’ve [...]
Today was, in many ways, a replay of a lovely Saturday afternoon I had two years ago shortly after arriving in Germany.
I caught the train to Erfurt because “Christopher Street Days” were in progress. Last time I got off the train and met up with Katya, and discovered that I couldn’t understand her handwriting [...]
Note: This was written while voting for Eurovision was in progress, and the follow-up, so it may seem to be a bit disjointed.
This year I decided against traveling anywhere to watch Eurovision with a group. Leipzig is starting its Gay Pride Week (err… Christopher Street Days) with a Eurovision Party, but I couldn’t work [...]