Pride Talk: Germany

Location: Pride House – Big hall

A series of main debates at this year’s festival focusing on the lives and rights of LGBTQ+ people in neighbouring countries.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the divided country was reunified as Germany once again. How did the Eastern and Western Blocs exchange views, lifestyles and attitudes towards minority rights? What caused the move towards liberalization of the country and how did Berlin turn out to be one of the cities most popular and frequently visited by LGBTQ+ tourists? Renowned clubs and discos aren’t the only cause of the increasing number of expats staying in Germany for the long term. What is the local experience with migration? The moderator Daniela Honigmann will discuss that and more with Alfonso Pantisano, an activist, and Deniz Betzin, who goes by the pseudonym Wanda Whore while in drag. Both of them are, among other things, actively involved in the problematics of queer refugees not only from Ukraine. Mikki Herlein of Out in Church, a campaign that connects queer people in Catholic institutions, will close the list of panelists. Come to Pride House to find out how their activities affect their professional and personal lives and what they have to deal with because of it.

  • Alfonso Pantisano, board member of the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD e. V.), politician and member of numerous human rights and environmental organisations.
  • Deniz Betzin, founder of United Queens of Munich, has been helping refugees cross the border since the beginning of the war in Ukraine
  • Miki Herrlein, member of the OutInChurch campaign (
  • Daniela Honigmann, moderator

Pořádá: Prague Pride

The debate is held with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture Czech Republic and financial support from the Deutsch-Tschechischer Zukunftsfonds.

Ministry of Culture