FC Bayern side by side with 'QUEERPASS Bayern'

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For a few moments, the white and blue sky above Munich's Gärtnerplatztheater turned into a red and white shower of confetti – then the wind spread the paper scraps in the colours of FC Bayern over the heads of the participants at this year's Christopher Street Day. More than 60,000 people marched through the city centre on Saturday in a show of diversity, and around 500,000 came to watch the colourful procession as spectators. Among the record numbers was 'QUEERPASS Bayern' with around 80 members, companions and employees of the German record champions. Twice the FCB fan club stopped to blow confetti rain from cannons into the air to the applause of the onlookers. While the scraps of red and white floated through the air, some passers-by sang the "Star of the South".

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As it has for many years, FC Bayern again supported 'QUEERPASS Bayern' at Christopher Street Day in Munich – not least with its mascots, with Berni accompanied by fellow bear Mia from FC Bayern Women for the first time this year. The two of them tirelessly high-fived the crowd on the pavements, created a great atmosphere with dance interludes, complied with all photo requests, and were warmly hugged again and again. Also there was Bianca Rech, head of the FC Bayern Women department.  The parade lasted more than three hours this year, practically two full lots of 90 minutes, and featured a total of 181 floats, more than ever before.

Bianca Rech, head of the FC Bayern Women department, also took part in Christopher Street Day in Munich.

With its shirts, the decoration of the escort car as well as flyers and stickers, the fan club once again put the focus on the former FCB president Dr. Angelo Knorr, who once set considerable standards at the club as Kurt Landauer's mastermind before he was arrested because of his homosexuality. 'QUEERPASS Bayern' and the German record champions are keen to ensure that Dr. Angelo Knorr is never forgotten.

On the home stretch in the bend to Maximiliansstraße, Berni and Mia once again led the 'QUEERPASS' convoy: Berni waved an FC Bayern flag, Mia a rainbow flag. Visible signs: side by side with queer fans. At the final rally at Marienplatz, Mayor Katrin Habenschaden warned that offences against queer people in Bavaria had increased sevenfold between 2010 and 2021: "There is a lot at stake that has been fought for over generations. We have to counter this."

In the evening hours, the Allianz Arena once again lit up in rainbow colours.

Last Saturday FC Bayern hosted its 'Diversity Mountain' event:

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