Where did the blackmail come into this department? Manuela Kay is one of the most influential lesbian protagonists in Berlin. We also have plans to incorporate some temporary lesbian exhibitions in the coming years. It could be a learned behavior, and it really spread almost like a disease or a contagion, the way you described it. In , The Homosexuelle Aktion WestBerlin HAW was founded by university students and gay advocates hoping to further publicize the difficulties homosexuals were facing throughout Europe. So it was really severe in that respect. Violette Morris, a French female athlete and frequent patron of Le Monocle, became an early recruit of the Nazi gestapo to spy on her own country.
Between World Wars, Gay Culture Flourished In Berlin
This reaction led to a stronger gay community that was not only more visible but more internally supportive as well. Ahead lay the path to fascism and yet another holocaust. This obviously did not leave many participants that still upheld the original values cabaret was based on. The German Democratic Republic was surprisingly more liberal with its treatment of homosexuals. America's cabarets were effectively forced out of business when the Volstead Act made the sale of liquor illegal in late
Between World Wars, Gay Culture Flourished In Berlin : NPR
Recreational cocaine use started creeping around Germany in the lead up to the First World War. If homosexuals were suspected of patronizing a bar or a cafe or a restaurant, it would be closed immediately. Think about climate change. They advertised all sorts of events, different kinds of venues and they also attracted advertisers who were really appealing to a gay and lesbian constituency, and that's also really startling, I think. So if homosexual acts were illegal in Berlin in the '20s and early '30s, how did a gay subculture manage to flourish? What was the law under the Nazis? Monday nights, however, were women-only.
And in the aftermath, the Nazis justified this action by pointing to Rohm's homosexuality - his perversion. There were also already, before the First World War, specific venues that were known as lesbian hangouts or maybe bars or cafes where lesbians would congregate. But this also meant that the Nazis had a completely different attitude towards homosexuals than they did, for example, towards Jews, towards Slavs, towards most of their ideological opponents. And so one way to smear the homosexual rights movement was to describe it as Jewish. Also see this posting on Monokel , Budapester Strasse 14,