christopher street day 2021 - hamburg Bike Parade

Hamburg shone in colour!


We from the initiative International Women in Power and Junges Forum Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft (Jufodig-Hamburg) were present at the Hamburg CSD Parade 2021 on Saturday, 07 August, to set a sign: against the execution, discrimination and criminalisation of homosexuals in Iran and worldwide.

We accompanied the parade with a performance. We wanted to inform all participants and spectators about a political message, namely that people in Islamic countries have to fear for their lives just because they are homosexual or transsexual - in Afghanistan, Brunei, Iran, Yemen, Qatar, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and the United Arab Emirates. The performance was about beauty queens representing these countries.

We even met Peggy Parnass, the famous artist, in the picture below she can be seen next to Hourvash Pourkian, among others. It was a great pleasure for us.

Even though the CSD was a complete success, the road to legal, political and social equality is still long - which is why persecuted people worldwide need our support and solidarity.


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Hourvash Pourkian


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Hourvash Pourkian vor einem Banner mit dem Text: "Frauen stärken Frauen".