Event 01 June 2016 - 30 July 2016

Free guided tours at the Schwules Museum*

Sat, 25 June at 16 h guided tour "Superqueeroes" with curator and STRIPPED author Markus Pfalzgraf

Sun, 26 June at 16 h special farewell-tour "Superqueeroes" with curator Dr. Kevin Clarke

Sat, 2 July at 16 h guided tour "Am I Dandy?"

Thur, 7 July at 18 h guided tour "Ken. To Be Destroyed"

Thur, 14 July at 16 h guided tour "Am I Dandy?"

Thur, 21 July at 17 h guided tour MILLIONAIRES CAN BE TRANS* // YOU ARE SO BRAVE*

Sat, 23 July at 16 h guided tour "Am I Dandy?"

Sat, 30 July at 17 h guide...

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News 08 June 2016

Stellungnahme | Homophobie in Wissenschaft und Hochschulwesen

Siegfried Wagner, Homosexualität als Forschunsgegenstand und die Publikationsreihe Musik-Konzepte

Für Februar 2017 plant das Schwule Museum* Berlin eine Ausstellung über den Komponisten Siegfried Wagner (1869-1930): homosexueller Sohn und künstlerischer Erbe seines Vaters Richard, langjähriger Leiter der Bayreuther Festspiele, Dirigent der Werke seines Vaters und Großvaters Franz Liszt sowie Komponist mehrerer eigener Opern, die zu seinen Lebzeiten erfolgreich und mit prominenten Künstlern...

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News 23 June 2016, 11:59 - 20 November 2016

Am I Dandy? Instructions on How to Lead an Extravagant Life

“Whoever doesn’t carry a backpack, wear a tattered sweater with torn jeans, but is just dressed normally is a dandy,” according to the late journalist Fritz J. Raddatz, who died in 2015 and was often called a modern dandy. Still, the question remains of who or what is a dandy?
The exhibition will try to provide an answer. By bringing historical dandy portrayals such as “Beau” Brummell or Oscar Wilde with current manifestations of dandyism together for the first time, it is possible to present the...

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News 09 June 2016

Ausschreibung „Wissenschaftliche Aufarbeitung der Schicksale der Opfer des ehemaligen § 175 StGB in Hessen im Zeitraum 1945 bis 1985“ gewonnen

Das Schwule Museum* hat eine Ausschreibung des Hessischen Ministeriums für Soziales und Integration gewonnen!

Das Projekt „Wissenschaftliche Aufarbeitung der Schicksale der Opfer des ehemaligen § 175 StGB in Hessen im Zeitraum 1945 bis 1985“ stellt den ersten Schritt in der hessischen Vergangenheitsbewältigung in dieser für LGBT*-Personen schwierige Epoche dar. Nach Rheinland-Pfalz widmet sich nun auch Hessen den Schicksalen der Opfer des § 175 StGB. Die Strafbarkeit des Paragrafen bezog sich...

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Preview 25 June 2016, 19:00

We're criminals: India's notorious Article 377

Lecture by R. Raj Rao (University of Tübingen)

Lord Thomas Babbington Macaualay introduced Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code in 1861. It criminalized what it called "unnatural sex" which was largely taken to mean anal and oral sex that homosexual men practiced.

Hence it came to be seen as an anti-gay law. The law still exists in India, though Britian itself got rid of it in 1961. The talk focusses on how the law plays itself out in modern day India; on the attempts by gay activists and the...

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News 21 June 2016

What's Your Story?

The intercultural youth project “What’s Your Story?” wants to help young queer refugees find their way into our society and culture. Their individual stories will be made visible to a larger public through an exhibition at the Schwules Museum*; the goal is to encourage young people to learn more about solidarity. At the same time, artistic, social and communicative skills are taught, in order to increase future job possibilities and the education of young refugees.

In the first part of the...

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Preview 27 June 2016, 19:00

BLACK IN BERLIN #5 Performed Identities

Identity is often a fluid construct as a person of color. How does high visibility affect the personas that we adopt in our daily lives? In what ways are these personas real and imagined, chosen and imposed?

In the June salon we’ll examine transnational constructs of people of color, identity policing and the ways we question, amplify and diminish our identities.

Due to the limited space, capacity is limited to 50.
Please RSVP to jessicalaurenelizabethtaylor@gmail.com if you wish to join the...

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Preview 03 July 2016, 18:30

Queer Life and Politics in Indonesia: Activism in the Face of Social Death

Alternative sexualities and gender expressions increasingly become the target of hostility in Indonesia. While in the past sexual and gender minorities were treated with ambivalence, today the national media makes use of the acronym "LGBT" to portray minorities as an invisible and foreign threat for the nation.

At Queer Kitchen the recent event of antiqueer rethorics, violence, and abandonment in Indonesia will be adressed through the following questions: Which progressive queer politics can...

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