Winner of Randy Shilts Award In the half century before the Nazis rose to power, Berlin became the undisputed gay capital of the world. Activists and medical professionals made it a city of firsts-the first gay journal, the first homosexual rights organization, the first Institute for Sexual Science, the first sex reassignment surgeries-exploring and educating themselves and the rest of the world about new ways of understanding the human condition. In this fascinating examination of how the uninhibited urban culture of Berlin helped create our categories of sexual orientation and gender identity, Robert Beachy guides readers through the past events and developments that continue to shape and influence our thinking about sex and gender to this day.
Chuck Tingle is a world-renowned master of the ´tingler´; a story so sensual, so erotic, and so powerfully gay that it will change the whole way you look at erotic romance literature. Collected here are three such tales of the living object variety. Are you ready to depart on a depraved journey of gay lust that will tingle you to your very core? If so, than this explicit collection is for you. The State of California Stalks My Gay Butthole When Plurk and his buddy decide to spend the afternoon poolside looking for chicks in the Miami heat, the last thing they expect is to run into the state of California taking a dip. Quickly befriending the celebrity state over Avocado Shirley Temples, Plurk soon finds himself falling head over heels for this handsome geographical location. Pounded in the Butt by My Leaked Mashly Addison Data Kurps Krimple is a senator from Washington D. C., knows a thing or two about lying, especially when it comes to cheating on his wife with a seemingly endless parade of bigfeet who have rods the size of your arm. His favorite website to find hookups, of course, is Mashly Addison, a bastion for cheaters looking for something discreet. But when word gets out that Mashly Addison has been hacked, and the private data of several politicians leaked onto the Internet, Kurps is terrified, until he discovers that his sensitive information is nowhere to be found. That´s when he receives the call. Happy Birthday Frankenstein, Now Pound My Butt A down-home-country-kinda-guy, Porp has always dreamed of taking off after college to backpack across Europe, but life on the farm hasn´t provided enough to make this a financial option. Luckily, Porp has some connections to a famous, racecar-driving monster named Frankenstein, and soon finds himself in the undead monster´s luxurious, racecar-themed apartment at the heart of Berlin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Rand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072544/bk_acx0_072544_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Berlin Then and Now captures the stark contrast between what came before and after the great conflicts of the twentieth century, using archival photographs of the city´s grand buildings, monuments, and boulevards alongside modern views of the same scenes today. Few cities in Europe have undergone as many transformations as Berlin in the past hundred years, or have risen from the rubble to stand as proud and vibrant as the city does today. Nick Gay´s book shows the effects of Hitler´s building plans of the 1930s, Allied bombing in World War II and the post-war division of the city into East and West and the subsequent reunification after 1989. Sites include: Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, Hotel Adlon, the Reich Chancellery, Ministry of Aviation, Unter den Linden, Royal Opera House, Neue Wache, Berlin University, Palace Bridge, Lustgarten, Berliner Dom, Rotes Rathaus, Nikolaiviertel, Alexanderplatz, Muhlendamm, Gendarmenmarkt, Checkpoint Charlie, Wertheim Department Store, Potsdamer Platz, Death Strip, SS Headquarters, Anhalter Station, Siegessaule, Soviet War Memorial,Tempelhof Airport, Charlottenburg Palace, Olympic Stadium, Spandau Prison and Wannsee Conference Villa.