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Queer as German Folk
Stonewall Moments

Half a century has passed since the revolt on Christopher Street in New York. For half a century now, queer people all over the world have fought for visibility, respect, and equality. It’s also half a century of personal memories that reach all the way to the present. In short videos, different generations recount their “Stonewall moments”.

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Elle Flanders

Toronto
Elle Flanders

Michael Venus

Montreal
Michael Venus

Bahlam Vigil

San Francisco
Bahlam Vigil

Honey Mahogany

San Francisco
Honey Mahogany

Krista Smith

San Francisco
Krista Smith

Wolfgang Benjamin Lobos Phebles

Mexiko
Wolfgang Benjamin Lobo Phebles

Lucas Avendaño

Mexiko
Lucas Avendaño

Pepe Romero

Mexiko
Pepe Romero

Darling Shear

Chicago
Darling Shear

Maria Garcia

Chicago
Maria Garcia

Erica Meiners

Chicago
Erica Meiners

Bettina Dziggel

Berlin
Bettina Dziggel

Ullrich Wuerdemann

Berlin
Ulrich Würdemann

Bernd Gaiser

Berlin
Bernd Gaiser

Nadja Schallenberg

Berlin
Nadja Schallenberg

Oguntoye Gammon

Berlin
Katharina Oguntoye and Carolyn Gammon

Alex Alí Méndez Díaz

Mexiko
Alex Alí Méndez Díaz

Sofia Figueroa

Mexiko
Sofía Figueroa

Enrique Torre Molina

Mexico
Enríque Torre Molina

Anita Dolce Vita

New York City
Anita Dolce Vita

Tashan Lovemore

New York City
Tashan Lovemore

Michelle Lopze

New York City
Michelle Lopez

Sabrina Bello

New York City
Sabrina Bello

Anooj Bhandari

New York City
Anooj Bhandari

The Stonewall Uprising has fundamentally changed our perception of queer people and opened up new possibilities of articulation for LBGTQ* people themselves. Queer resistance existed before, in the Weimar Republic, for instance, or in the civil rights movement in the U.S. Stonewall, however, was the beacon from which the LGBTQ* movement was constituted and diversified, a moment in history after which nothing could be the same. Most queer people experience such Stonewall moments: Individual situations, or people who fundamentally impact their lives, leading to a sharpening and personal awareness of queer identity. For Queer as German Folk, some have shared their experiences of such life situations with us. They are very personal stories, each a mosaic piece of queer history after Stonewall.

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