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Queer as German Folk
June 11 - August 3
Goethe-Institut New York takes the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots as an opportunity to outline the current state of discourse on queer emancipation. “Queer as German Folk” puts a spotlight on the transatlantic dialogue between civil society LGBTI actors, discusses the adjusting historical perspectives and questions the dominance/ hegemony of the traditional cis-male narrative.
The intimate and innovative “exhibition on demand”, which runs Tuesday, June 11 through Saturday, August 3 (Mon-Sat, 1:00-6:30pm), will focus on the close and vital interactions between the German and U.S. movements, while also taking criticisms into account about the perceived illegitimate appropriation of this pivotal moment of queer history by a white, gay, middle-class mainstream. The exhibition attempts to draw a picture that is historically more comprehensive, while not losing sight of the growth of the homosexual emancipation movement in the German Democratic Republic.