The Motto of this year’s Christopher Street Day in Berlin is “Danke für Nix!” – thanks for nothing. And I think it’s awesome!

That’s because of its double message: ironic thanks towards politicians for the years of idleness when it comes to LGBT rights, but also underlining that even if there were anything to thank them for, there actually wouldn’t – because LGBT rights are human rights, and treating your citizens equally, regardless of their sex, skin color, nationality, sexual orientation or gender identity, is something that everybody is simply entitled to.

Let’s be proud during Pride, let’s go out on the streets with our heads held high – not asking politicians for action, but demanding that our rights that we deserve finally get fully respected!