Vienna Pride: ‘There is still work to be done’

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Vienna Pride: ‘There is still work to be done’

The Local · 19 Jun 2016, 09:55

Published: 19 Jun 2016 09:55 GMT+02:00

Couples kissing, laughter and colourful flags fill the streets. It can only mean Vienna’s gay pride is in town – the most important LGBT event of the year in Austria

Every summer more than 100,000 people from all over the world gather for the annual Rainbow Parade (Regenbogen Parade), where they celebrate tolerance, solidarity and equality.

In June 1969, the first protest led by LGBT people against arbitrary police action took place in New York’s Christopher Street. Vienna has held its annual Regenbogen Parade in the memory of that event since the summer of 1996….http://www.thelocal.at/20160619/vienna-pride-there-is-still-work-to-be-done

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