Weimar Berlin: The World's First LGBTIQ Emancipation Movement with Finn Ballard

Weimar Berlin: The World's First LGBTIQ Emancipation Movement with Finn Ballard


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Although many are familiar with LGBTIQ+ activism, many are unaware of the beginnings of the LGBTIQ+ movement in Berlin during the 1920s. In between the collapse of the German Empire and the rise of the Nazi Party, Weimar-era Berlin was the international epicenter of LGBTIQ+ life. The legendary nightlife, burgeoning activism, demands to decriminalize homosexuality, and first-ever surgical procedures for trans people pioneered by Jewish doctor Magnus Hirschfeld were all part of this progressive moment.
Led by transgender historian Dr. Finn Ballard, this interactive seminar will illuminate a radical moment in Queer history as well as its abrupt and tragic ending in 1933. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of current and historical LGBTIQ+ issues, and a wealth of insider information on the Berlin of the 1920s.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Oliva Espin (San Diego, US)
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Excellent and informative as everything Finn does. I learned a lot about a topic I already had some information about. Both the content and the format of the presentation were very well-done.

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Definitely informative, authoritative, and enjoyable.

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Oliva Espin (San Diego, US)
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Excellent and informative as everything Finn does. I learned a lot about a topic I already had some information about. Both the content and the format of the presentation were very well-done.

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Doug

Definitely informative, authoritative, and enjoyable.