We all live in Dresden, but many of us come from other places. We speak French, Arabic, Spanish, Saxon and other languages. We got to know each other last year when we organised the first Pride and since then many more have joined us. We are a colourful bunch of people who have different positions in life. We have different amounts of money, we have different levels of health, we have different professions and our views on life are diverse. That makes it sometimes complicated but also particularly beautiful. And we all have one thing in common: we are queer.
We will celebrate a queer Pride again in 2022. It is important for us to be very visible and audible on the streets on this day. Our joint demo will be a prelude to many more relationships! Especially after the difficult pandemic times when many of us have felt lonely.
We want a better life for all, especially for queer people. And we want a safe life for ourselves and everyone else. A look at history shows us that we always have to fight for this ourselves. Not only against ideas and people who put obstacles in our way, but also for our own utopias! We need networks, we need places, we need groups and spaces for development!
For us, Queer Pride is not just once a year, but actually every day. We meet regularly in different groups, at celebrations, events and workshops. A whole community has emerged. And we want it to keep growing. We want people in the smaller towns around us and in the countryside to feel invited and encouraged. We also invite people from the nearest bigger cities, especially from Prague, Wroclaw and Leipzig. We believe that only together can we build these spaces and relationships.