My Wonderful West Berlin

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Jochen Hick’s intriguing look back at gay life in Berlin up to the present day paints an affectionate portrait of Germany’s capital city, but at the same time, it doesn’t shy away from pointing out that sometimes it is not always perfect.  After WW2 the city was literally in ruins and the focus of its … Continue reading



The End of Silence : the notorious gay trials of 1950’s Frankfurt

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Just a few years before President Eisenhower kicked off the biggest LGBT witchhunt in the US’s history which became known as The Lavender Scare, over in Germany they were having their own gay persecutions too.  Not long after the end of WW2 when Germany was trying to re-build itself, and the LGBT community was emerging once … Continue reading




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