Queer history in Germany extends far beyond Berlin – that was made clear at this conference.
Havelock Ellis explained that it had been Italian sexological works that had first prompted his interest in sexology.
Some Great War soldiers transgressed masculine gender norms by dreaming of being women.
It was their word against the word of the adults, the doers of God’s work on Earth.
The crusade against ‘gender ideology’ started with a letter by the Bishops’ Conference of Poland.
The aim of the operation was to detain, interrogate, and register both actual and alleged homosexuals.
The language of xenophobia and nationalism has long been staged on women’s bodies.