Munich- Gay Oktoberfest brings pride party to German heartland

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    Sep 21, 2015 8:27 AM GMT

    I didn't know about this in Germany? I have been to the start of Oktoberfest here in Los Angeles, but its ALL straight people. I think I had ONE "das boot" and left early last time I went. When straight people get all drunk, mayhem ensues icon_lol.gif



    http://news.yahoo.com/gay-oktoberfest-brings-pride-party-german-heartland-003126113.html

    Gay Oktoberfest is held each year on the Sunday of the opening weekend at the Wiesn fairgrounds' Braeurosl tent, named after the fabled beauty Rosi, a daughter of the Pschorr beer dynasty.

    It started with a misunderstanding, when Munich Lions' Club, a local gay fetish group, reserved a few tables at the tent and organisers mistook the name for a football team.

    But as the numbers grew each year, the Heide family, who have run the tent since 1936, turned over more and more of its 6,200 capacity seating to gay party-goers until the semi-official "Pink Wiesn" was finally established.

    But along with oompah music, the soundtrack is leavened with Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue and Madonna dance tracks

    "America is the prudest country the world has ever seen and even they are ahead of us on gay marriage," said 58-year-old travel agent Wolfgang Lies, nursing a wheat beer with two friends.

    Lies has been coming to Gay Sunday at Oktoberfest since the 1980s and remembers well when gay couples had to be discreet or risk bashing by drunken visitors of the beer fiesta when they left the tent.

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    Sep 21, 2015 8:34 AM GMT

    nice, something I have never seen before icon_cool.gif




  • bro4bro

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    Sep 21, 2015 7:40 PM GMT
    Wolfgang Lies said
    "America is the prudest country the world has ever seen and even they are ahead of us on gay marriage," said 58-year-old travel agent Wolfgang Lies, nursing a wheat beer with two friends.


    I visited Berlin in August.

    In Germany, the Pride festivals are called "Christopher Street" festivals, because the Stonewall Bar (in New York) was on Christopher Street.

    In Berlin, the leather fest is called the "Folsom" fest, named after San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair.

    For people who disparage America, they sure like to copy us a lot.