December 6, 2014

Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity

Author and historian Robert Beachy, Ph.D., will lecture on his new book, Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity, on Wednesday, December 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Batza Room of the Ungar Athenaeum. The book examines the ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation, and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity. Beachy's talk will situate the origins of modern male and female homosexual identity in Germany between the 1860s and the Weimar Republic.

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