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All information about Pride 2024
On this page you will find all information about Leipzig Pride 2024 from 9 to 17 August 2024. This page is continuously updated and supplemented as soon as there is something new.
Of course, we have once again given ourselves a motto and a focus this year.
Leipzig Pride is political! We pursue a series of demands.
Leipzig Pride is, among others, supported by:
We need you!
Leipzig Pride is an event organised by the community for the community. We are currently looking for volunteer stewards to ensure the safe and smooth organisation of the rally and the subsequent demonstration. You can register as a steward via the following link. As a thank you for your work during the demonstration, you will receive a place on the guest list for the Pride Ball, the official closing party of Leipzig Pride 2024.
09 - 17 August 2024
This year’s Pride week will kick off on 9 August 2024 with the traditional raising of the rainbow flag in front of Neues Rathaus and the subsequent reception hosted by the City of Leipzig, where this year’s CSD Leipzig Award for Queer Commitment will also be awarded.
The highlight, the big demonstration followed by a street festival on Augustusplatz, will take place on 17 August 2024.
You will find further details on the programme here in due course.
The highlight, this year’s demonstration, will start on 17 August 2024 at 11:30 a.m. with a rally on Augustusplatz. We will then demonstrate from 13:00. The demonstration will then culminate in the big street festival with a stage programme on Augustusplatz at around 15:30. Further information on the individual programme items can also be found in the events calendar.
We will announce the demonstration route here and via social media in due course.
09 August 2024 – 4:00 p.m. – Neues Rathaus
17 August 2024 – 11:30 a.m. – Augustusplatz
17 August 2024 – 4:00 p.m. – Augustusplatz
Events of the Pride week
Once again this year, a diverse week of events will take place in the run-up to Pride. Numerous Leipzig clubs, organisations and institutions have put together a colourful programme that has something for everyone. A total of 38 events await you this year! You can find information on all events in our interactive event calendar. You can synchronise individual events or the entire calendar of events with your calendar app so you never miss an event again!
You can also find all the information about the Pride and the events summarised in our programme booklet. Download it now so that you always have all the important information for your Pride week to hand. You can also find printed copies of the booklet in bars, clubs, advice centres and many other places in Leipzig.
The demonstration will start directly after the rally at 1:00 a.m. on Augustusplatz and will continue along the inner city ring road towards Roßplatz and then along Martin-Luther-Ring, past Neues Rathaus and onto Dittrichring. We walk along this to Thomaskirche and turn into the city centre there. Via Thomaskirchhof and Thomasgasse we reach the Markt. From there, we continue through Salzgässchen onto Reichsstraße and along this street to Hallisches Tor. There we will switch back to the inner ring road and walk across Willy-Brandt-Platz past the main station to Goethestraße and back to Augustusplatz. Here, the demonstration will finally lead to the big street festival with a stage programme.
As last year, all speeches will take place during the central rally before the demonstration, so there will be no stops in between.
The buses for barrier-free participation in the demonstration will be in 2nd and 3rd position in the demonstration procession. Boarding will take place in Goethestraße before the start of the demonstration. It is not possible to board after the start of the demonstration!
We must draw your attention to the following requirements of the assembly authorities for the rally and demonstration on 17 August 2024:
To ensure that the demonstration is a good experience for everyone and runs safely, we also ask you to follow these instructions:
"Icon of CSD Leipzig" Drag Contest
Drag always has its finger on the pulse, is constantly changing and produces real icons that enrich the world with their glamour. Whether you dance, sing, do comedy or have completely different talents. Whether King, Queen, Quing or Creature. You are invited! We want to show Drag as colourful as it really is. You can find more information about the contest in our call for entries.
You want to show yourself? The future of drag is in your hands! Apply now and become our Icon of CSD Leipzig 2024! Show us your art in a form of your choice! Simply fill out the form below. You can find more information about the contest in our call for entries.
Here you will find the live broadcast of the rally on 17 August 2024 from 11:30 a.m. and the stage programme for the street festival from around 4:00 p.m.
Rally (from 11:30 a.m.)
Stage programm (from 4:00 p.m.)
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We are delighted that we have been able to win over two people from the Leipzig community, Barbara Wallbraun and Lucas Krzikalla, for Leipzig Pride and this special role. We are particularly pleased that this year’s ambassadors are forging a link between the past, the present and the future. Both of them make it clear that every small event contributes to reducing queer hostility and showing that personal freedom and unrestricted participation in social life is possible.
Barbara Wallbraun is a documentary filmmaker, freelance media educator and speaker. In keeping with these words, her multi-award-winning documentary film “Uferfrauen – Lesbisches L(i)eben in der DDR” was released in 2019. The film traces the problems of six women in the former GDR.
Lucas Krzikalla is a handball player for Leipzig’s Bundesliga club SC DHfK. He came out as gay last year and was the first active professional athlete in the Bundesliga to do so. He took an important and courageous step and has become a role model for many other (professional) athletes.
You can find out what motivates our two ambassadors to get involved in Leipzig Pride and what they stand for in their greetings for Pride 2024. Both will be at the rally on 17 August 2024 from 11:30 a.m. on Augustusplatz and will also appear during the week of the event.
We thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their commitment to Leipzig Pride 2024!
Accessibility and inclusion
We want to move in the right direction and make our CSD more accessible. To this end, we have been continuously developing our inclusion concept for some time in order to break down barriers and enable ALL people to participate in the CSD and the events of the programme week. You can find detailed information on inclusion and accessibility at CSD Leipzig under the following link.
This year, there will once again be demo vehicles for people with walking disabilities and older people. Click on the link below to find out how you can make use of them.
Rally and street festival
In addition, there will once again be a platform in a central position on Augustusplatz from which people with walking disabilities, especially those who use wheelchairs, will have the opportunity to follow the stage programme from a comfortable vantage point. We also offer several barrier-free toilets on the square.
To realise these services, volunteer assistants for people with disabilities are deployed to provide support, for example when getting on and off the vehicles or when using the platform.