Most of the english language pages on gay-web.info got translated from german version by Latané. A big thank you goes to him.
Does this book look familiar? For some, I’m sure it does. Published in 1997, this work details the development of homosexuality in the last 100 years through a detailed timeline as well as a plethora of accompanying texts, pictures and documents. It starts from the time of Magnus Hirschfeld and ends with the CSD meetings in Saxonia-Anhalt 1996, a period of nearly 100 years.
While reading this book I asked myself the following question: What happened exactly with homosexuality in the 20. Century? With this question in mind, I began to read the book, and haven’t been able to put it down since. The material that is found in this book provides the reader with an unique experience. I’ve read lied on this book as well as many listed sources within the book, as well as adding more detailed information in some places and shortening the information in others.
The result was an event timeline, that is detailed in about 6 pages. I’ved sorted important events whose emphasis is focused on documents that deal with actual situations. Due to the lack of contemporary witnesses, testimonies are unfortunately scarce. However, they can quite often be found on various internet web pages. Another important source was the Hamburg State Library.
Pages translated into English by Latané