Keyword: civil rights

Out in East Berlin - Lesbians and Gays in the GDR (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 10/30/2013
Unlike in the Federal Republic, by 1968 homosexuality was already decriminalized in the German Democratic Republic's penal code. But not everyone welcomed their gay and lesbian fellow citizens with open arms. Their sexuality was still considered taboo and they were often marginalized from public life. Here, we hear from thirteen individuals who describe the private and political developments which...