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.
My German Question:Growing Up in Nazi Berlin Peter Gay
Seit dem Mauerfall vor 30 Jahren hat sich Berlin zu einem der weltweit führenden Zentren schwuler Kultur und schwulen Lebens entwickelt und zieht Künstler und Autoren aus aller Welt an. Dieses schwule Berlin ist das zentrale Thema: Einheit, Ost-West-Geschichten, Freiheit ohne Mauern, das schwule Leben in der DDR im Vergleich zur westberliner bzw. westdeutschen Szene, die wilden Jahre nach der Wiedervereinigung - und Ideen für die Zukunft queeren Lebens in dieser Stadt. Essays, Gedichte, erotische Geschichten, Interviews und viele Bilder.Beiträge von Bernd Gaiser, Henning von Berg, Eva & Adele, Harald Hauswald / OSTKREUZ, Jochen Hick, Anja Müller, Slava Mogutin, Michael Sollorz, Wieland Speck, Wolfgang Tillmans u.v.a. Special Edition BERLIN GAY METROPOLIS 1989-2019. In the 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall in the autumn of 1989, Berlin has developed into one of the leading centres of gay life and culture, attracting also numerous queer artists and authors from around the world. Unity, East meets West, gay life in the GDR versus BRD, the wild years after the reunification and the global gay metropolis that Berlin is today - these are some of the topics - memories, poems, short stories, essays - and photographs, collages, drawings and images of all kinds.
A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious - for everybody, no matter their gender or sexualityFormer PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author James Dawson gives an uncensored look at what it´s like to grow up as LGBT. Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this frank, funny, fully inclusive book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know - from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come-out and more. Spike Gerrell´s hilarious illustrations combined with funny and factual text make this a must-read.