35,000 people attend Pride Parade in Berlin


On Saturday thousands of people took part in the Berlin Pride Parade. About 35,000 people showed up, about double what was expected.


LGBTQ+ people are generally accepted in Germany with same-sex marriage being legal since 2017 and various other rights. In neighbouring Poland and Hungary, laws have recently been passed oppressing LGBTQ+ rights.


There was no parade last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


A 2013 Pew Research Center poll indicated that 87 percent of Germans believed that homosexuality should be accepted by society, which was the second highest in the 39 countries polled, following Spain at 88 percent.


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