Lecture 14 April 2010, 19:30

Angela Steidele: Adele Schopenhauer and Sibylle Mertens

Angela Steidele presents her book about the relationship between Adele Schopenhauer and Sibylle Mertens-Schaaffhausen (in German language)

Guided Tour 16 May 2010

International Museum Day

Guided tour through the exhibitions The androgynous look - Elfi Mikesch: direction, camera, photography and Maria, Magdalena and all the others (in German language)

Lecture 16 May 2010

Diary of a Male Bride

Presentation of the book (in German language)

Lecture 17 May 2010, 19:00

Reading: Robert T. Odeman

Wolfgang Bödiger reads texts by Robert T. Odeman (in German language)

Lecture 29 July 2010, 19:00

50 Years of Ralf König

Curator Boris von Brauchitsch reads from the book Die Welt der Knollennasen. Eine sozio-rhinologische Unter­suchung by Xaver Rammbock about the fictional world of the comic book creator Ralf König (in German language)

Event 28 August 2010, 18:00

Long Night of Museums

Multimedial performance by Ralf König and audio-quiz on light operas (in German language)

Event 10 September 2010, 18:00


Commercially successful German HIP HOP likes to operate again and again with themes glorifying violence and obscenity, making use of both racist and sexist stereotypes. It is of course the policy of the rappers and their producing music labels, and it is the policy of the media, which find exactly this worthwhile to report. Sex(ism) sells! What is not yet widely known is that queer m/f artists have established themselves in the field of HIP HOP, RnB, Soul, Funk. They create HIP HOP and Rap beyond sexism, homophobia and racism. Due to their queer positions they deliberately separate themselves from the mainstream and demonstrate that HIP HOP is able to act politically in a completely different way. Our intention is to point out this aspect of HIP HOP and  the fact that HIP HOP is more than machismo, cars and golden necklaces. HIP HOP is beat, message and life style. HIP HOP is community and an appeal to treat each other peacefully and with respect.

Lecture 30 September 2010, 19:00

Ralf König: Antitype

The master of the bulbous noses presents his latest book Antitype. After we met Adam in Prototype and Noah in Archetype we now meet the holy Paulus in bulbous nose shape in the third volume of the trilogy. Ralf König also interprets his post-biblical history once again with inimitable irony. This evening the cartoonist and author offers excerpts from his work to his audience. His reading is very entertaining, amusing and multi-medial.

Lecture 05 November 2010, 19:30

Gender_Cards: Forgotten Travesty-Stars in 19th and 20th Century

Lecture by Jens Dobler, head of the archive of Schwules Museum (in German language)

Event 20 November 2010, 14:00

Long Day of Lesbian Histories

Guided tours, performances, lectures and discussions (in German language)

Lecture 25 November 2010, 20:00

Reading Marathon: „City, Country, Book“: Two Loves

Rainer Vollath reads from his novel Two loves: Sachsenhausen, Flossenbürg, Berlin Nollendorfplatz  - life stations of a life in motion, of a touching history
Berlin 1938. The 28 years old Fritz is trapped by the Gestapo in Berlin’s Tiergarten, he is arrested and deported in a concentration camp. For seven years he is in Sachsenhausen and Flossenbürg. His love with the young prisoner Jan from Warsaw helps him to survive. However, at the end of the war their paths are separated for ever. Afraid of reprisals Fritz leads a double life in Berlin after the war for decades and he doesn’t dare to admit his gayness. However, in 1969 § 175 is defused, and a fresh breeze blows throughout the metropolis. Fritz tries to get a compensation for the tortures he had to suffer in the concentration camp – and he meets Will.