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Love at First Fight! Queer Movements in Germany since Stonewall (English)

12. October 2019 16:00

Guided Tour

A free tour of the exhibition LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT! Queer Movements in Germany since Stonewall in English. Reservation is not necessary. Only the museum entrance fee must be paid.

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.

Guided tours of SMU exhibitions take place every Thursday (6pm) and Saturday (4pm) in German or English. We also provide the possibility for private and group tours through our exhibitions and archive. More info can be found here