This month we are examining contrasts. Dichotomies and diasporas within culture and societies and their evolution over decades through impactful movements.
Mapping out the queer cultural roots of Berlin through the voices of those who contribute to Europe’s queer-capital, then and now.
Everyone from Brenda Howard, the mother of Pride, to Angelina Jolie, Marlon Brando and even Alexander The Great, are or were bisexual -- the largest demographic in the LGBTQ+ community that has been silently pushed to the sidelines. As Pride Month comes to a close, guest writer Kitty Doherty examines an often-overlooked issue: bi-erasure.
IMAGO’s Michael Hughes photographed Berlin’s iconic Christopher Street Day, the original Pride march, the summer after the fall of the Berlin Wall. IMAGO spoke to him about his career and the city’s ever-shifting cultural landscape.
"I will show everyone that they don’t need to be silent anymore, that we can fight back with the law. That we have the right to live.” Berlin-based photographer Sina Tanha tells of recent experiences with homophobia in a queer-capital, and the role of activism both in and outside of photography.
West Berliner, Jürgen Ritter talks all things Berlin as we browse his extensive analogue photography archive. Documenting the city’s history, his archive captures the lives impacted as the city evolved.
While being queer is largely accepted in many cities, there are still plenty of governmental nuances that highly impact the realities for those who identify as LGBTQIA+ living in Europe.
Dieter Matthes photographed some of the final moments of an iconic queer tradition in Berlin. For Pride Month, IMAGO spoke to him about his portraits that lend an outsider’s perspective into the lively and historic Tuntenball drag ball in the early 1990’s.
For Pride Month, we take a look back at our city’s longstanding roots in the LGBTQI+ movement, with archives of the queer haven that was 1920’s Berlin.
All this month, our magazine will be focusing on telling the stories from the Berlin LGBTQIA+ communities, past and present.