A queer king, a gay mayor, Marlene Dietrich in Blue Angel, David Bowie in the ‘70s, Audre Lorde in the ‘80s: Berlin has long been a magnet for LGBTIQ icons and allies. From the wild days of the 1920s and the dark days of persecution under the Nazis through to the Cold War. Hear about the club scene of the 90s, the unlikely queer icon Frederick the Great, and the life of the openly gay Nazi, Ernst Röhm. Explore world-famous, Schöneberg, once the central district of the sapphic Berlin, home of philosopher and war journalist Erika Mann, chronicled by painter Otto Dix and writer Christopher Isherwood.Discuss the queer community of Berlin and all the communities it intersects with by visiting Kreuzberg, where as far back as the 1600's, many waves of LGBTIQ and immigrant diasporas have come to determine "nobody flees without a reason".On this tour we accept anyone that considers themselves LGBTIQ, an ally, or who’s just plain interested. Everyone is welcome!
As a boy, Philipp was strongly attracted to his best friend, but he's put that behind him in order to live within the norm . He meets a shy girl who falls hard for him, and soon the couple are sharing an apartment. But Philip cannot deny his passionate desire for a young man he meets in concert ticket line. Coming Out maps Philipp's liberating journey toward saying yes to his truest self.Hailed as the first (and only) feature film about gay life ever produced in communist East Germany, Coming Out premiered on the very night the Berlin Wall came down., As a boy, Philipp was strongly attracted to his best friend, but he's put that behind him in order to live within the norm . He meets a shy girl who falls hard for him, and soon the couple are sharing an apartment. But Philip cannot deny his passionate desire for a young man he meets in concert ticket line. Coming Out maps Philipp's liberating journey toward saying yes to his truest self.Hailed as the first (and only) feature film about gay life ever produced in communist East Germany, Coming Out premiered on the very night the Berlin Wall came down.Special Features:Biography of director Heiner Carow.Guide to Queer Berlin.Interview with Matthias Freihof.Stills gallery.Theatrical trailer.
Berlin has long been a centre for LGBTIQ communities in Europe. Frederick the Great, Prussia’s legendary 18th century monarch is widely believed to have been gay; sexologist Magnus Hirscheld pioneered advocacy for homosexual and transgender rights in the early 20th century; Marlene Dieterich cross-dressed on the city’s screens in the hedonistic ‘20s; and Klaus Wowereit, mayor of the city from 2001 until 2014, was openly and proudly gay.This 3-hour walking tour explores Berlin’s LGBTIQ scenes past and present, and, naturally, is open to all.Topics covered include the work of Magnus Hirschfeld, queer king Frederick the Great, persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany and homosexuality within the Nazi Party itself, the experience of LGBTIQ communities in East and West Berlin, and the queer scene in the hedonistic 1920s and in the 1990s as part of the burgeoning techno and club scene.
Is there anything more complex than a gay mans' relationship with his mother?! When gay writer Lorenz returns from Berlin to his native home, a small town in Switzerland, he thinks his only concern is taking a break from writer's block. But he is confronted by some uncomfortable problems; his mother, Rosie, is growing unable to live without help. She is an infuriating but blisteringly honest individual (beautifully played by veteran Sibylle Brunner) who refuses to accept a life without cigarettes and alcohol. Mario, son of an old family friend, reveals himself to be a fan of Lorenz and his devotion becomes an issue after an unexpected one-night stand. Lorenz's sister is fed up with looking after their mother and some family skeletons are revealed. With Mario helping to look after Rosie, all the problems seem to be meshing together, making resolution ever more difficult. Refreshing and heart-warmingly authentic.
A bittersweet, warm coming-of-age story, The Man Who Loved Yngve is a pitch-perfect reflection of the critical transformative period in any young gay man’s life. It’s 1989, the Berlin wall is about to collapse, and the airwaves are full of the sounds of REM, The Cure and Jesus and Mary Chain. For 17-year-old Jarle, life is just about music and his ambition to create a great punk band. But when an intriguing new classmate (Yngve) arrives in school one day, he is forced to question his priorities, and deal with his burgeoning sexuality. Capturing the pure driving power of a youthful first love, this romantic drama is consistently fresh and charmingly honest.
Erscheinungsdatum: 09.06.2016, Einband: Gebunden, Titelzusatz: Engl/dt, Autor: Gay, Nick, Übersetzer: Corinna Duemler, Verlag: Pavilion Books Group Ltd, Sprache: Englisch, Produktform: Gebunden/Hardback, Umfang: 144 S., Seiten: 144, Format: 1.5 x 25 x 28.5 cm, Gewicht: 949 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Summer in Berlin. Jonas is planning a trip through the little known area of the Uckermark in preparation for a photography project. He invites his best friend, Phillip, to come along. They haven't met since the time they spent together in London. So they pack up their Mercedes camper and take off across uncharted territory, stopping whenever they see something they like, taking pictures and generally enjoying a laid-back road trip. The fact that Phillip is gay has never been an issue for either of them. When they pick up a hitchhiker named Boris, however, who shows Jonas some interesting spots and starts to make moves on Phillip, the friendship of the two starts to fray. Maybe three's a crowd after all? By the end of the summer, things between Jonas and Phillip won't ever be the same again.