A free guided tour through the exhibitions lieben. kämpfen. tanzen. – 50 years Sonntags-Club and LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT! Queer Movements in Germany since Stonewall in English spoken language.
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 patrons and queer people of all genders 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 around 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. “Love at First Fight” at the Schwules Museum 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.
The Sonntags-Club in Prenzlauer Berg is one of the most important and integrative queer institutions in Berlin. Over 20 groups come together there and exchange ideas, there is counseling, culture, dance and actions, seven days a week. The militant and eventful history behind it is now made visible in an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Sonntags-Club in two places: the Sonntags-Club itself and the Schwules Museum.
A registration is not necessary. Participation is for free, only the entrance to the SMU itself has to be paid.