Together with more than 2000 people, Democrats Abroad danced and celebrated love and tolerance through the streets of Lübeck. For the first time, the Lübeck precinct participated in the 2-hour Christopher Street Day parade proudly holding up our Happy Pride banner and Make America Gay Again signs. Our group was small but our message was loud and clear: our American values differ greatly from those of the current administration.
Following the parade we positioned ourselves at the market place handing out information and the ever-so-popular Trump in Drag postcards, answering GOTV questions, receiving ubiquitous free hugs and generally just having a good time.
Many thanks to our volunteers, especially to those from Hamburg, who traveled hours to help make our event a success.
We are looking forward to participating again next year with our own pavilion. Contact me if you have any suggestions and/or would like to volunteer.
Article by Cynthia Walther and photos by Cynthia and Sean WaltherMany thanks to all of you for volunteering your time and efforts during the CSD Pride Weekend in Hamburg. Thanks to you, we were able to sign up several new members and to have great conversations with Americans, Germans, and people of other nationalities who visited our stand. In these times, it’s important to show our community that not all Americans support the current administration and that there are many actively working for positive change. Our stand was also a financial success, with donations that will be of great help in funding get-out-the-vote efforts during the coming year.Please join us again soon in Lübeck on 17 August where we will take in their CSD Pride Parade at 13:00 with our precinct leader Cynthia Walter and other volunteers.
Text by Maryann Schmunk; Photos by Maryann Schmunk and Vinnie Cabrera
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