The motto is not created by KLuST alone! As to meet the needs of the whole community, the board invites to a public meeting. No boundaries are set on this evening. You need to be creative to find a motto that shall express our claims! During one of these meetings we developed guiding principles which have to be considered creating the motto as well as designing the logo. The motto of ColognePride 2019 war announced on 8 December 2018 (ColognePride Xmas Day) at Heavenue.

50 YEARS OF PRIDE
MANY. TOGETHER. GREAT!

50 years of pride – MANY. TOGETHER. STRONG
Fifty years ago in June, the first major uprisings of LGBTIQ * took place on Christopher Street because of police harassment. It was the militant prelude to a worldwide emancipation movement that has taken different courses in many countries to this day.
Today, LGBTIQ * have almost achieved equal rights in many countries around the world. But not in countries with rigid repression, and the fact is also that homo, trans * and bi-phobia is on the rise again.

The AfD presented in the Bundestag the request to abolish marriage for all, and the new CDU party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer openly defends the  rejection of same-sex marriage,
Plus the fact that violence against LGBTIQ * has increased by 30% in recent years.

50 years of pride – MANY. TOGETHER. STRONG!We are MANY and we have to stand TOGETHER and STRONG against the sharp winds of right and group-focused enmity.

WE ARE ALL TOGETHER STRONG, and with MANY TOGETHER, we will achieve our goals of full equality.

THE BATTLE IS STILL NOT OVER!

The Association of Lesbians and Gays Cologne (KLuST e.V.) as organizer of Europes’s biggest Pride event would like to thank all people who took part in finding this year’s motto. We are truly proud to have found such a great and meaningful motto, and we are looking forward to a terrific Pride in 2019! You will soon be able to download the logo as well as its explanation in various file formats. Go to download page.