Queer as German Folk

Gay as German Folk

Schwules Museum, Berlin and the Goethe Institute, New York

On the night of June 27th 1969, police stormed into New York’s Stonewall Inn once again. But on this occasion, it was one time too many: Stonewall’s queer patrons defended themselves against routine harassment. Decades of pent up anger then erupted in a days-long uprising on Christopher Street, setting the tone for queer emancipation in many parts of the world. This day has often been narrated as a gay success story with a happy ending: civic recognition. But for many, the fight never stopped.

“Queer as German Folk” is a bilingual online exhibition from the Schwules Museum which opens up new paths and perspectives on (more than) 50 years of queer resistance in the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Democratic Republic, and finally in a reunited Germany.

Queer As German Folk was developed in coordination with the Schwules Museum Berlin (SMU), led by Birgit Bosold from the curatorial team of the Homosexualität_en exhibition and the management team of the Schwules Museum Berlin (SMU) as the curatorial director and Carina Klugbauer, also from the SMU, serving as the co-curator.

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