Vespa Guide To Getting Laid In Gay Berlin

Author: , September 19th, 2016

Gay Berlin

Gay travel bloggers Nomadic Boys say Berlin is super gay— and who are we to disagree? But if you want proof, how’s this? Schoneberg has been the heart of the gay Berlin community since the 1920s when it became the first ever gay village. Of course Schoneberg has many gay bars and clubs to choose from — whatever you are into, you’ll find it.

Outside of Schoneberg, alternative gay scenes have started to spring up in the East over the past 20 years — particularly Kreuzberg, Neukolln and Friedrichshain. It’s super easy to find popular gay hangouts in these neighborhoods.

It’s not all good news in Germany though — while same-sex partnership was legalized in 2001, Germany has yet to legalize same-sex marriage. Surprising, considering recent polls have indicated that a majority of Germans support it. Of course — we know you’re not necessarily looking to get married in Berlin. You want naughty fun — and here’s the best places we’ve found to get laid.

By Charles Wang – Full Story at Unicorn Booty

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Gay Berlin Nightlife

Author: , November 24th, 2015

Adam Groffman

With its reputation for socially permissive, non-stop nightlife and a perpetually burgeoning arts and culture scene (often compared with New York in the 1970s), gay Berlin remains one of the world’s top destinations for LGBTQ travellers. The city’s gay history includes a period from 1919 to 1933 when it was home to the pioneering Institute for the Science of Sexuality, whose works were destroyed during the Nazi book burnings.

Poignant reminders of the past surround Berlin, including the Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism, on the edge of the Tiergarten – a concrete cube where a video shows gay and lesbian couples in various embraces. In Nollendorfplatz, small memorials commemorate the neighbourhood’s many firsts in gay history, including the world’s first gay demonstration, which took place in 1922.

Expats, such as the influential English novelist Christopher Isherwood, immortalised the free-spirited culture of cabaret-era Berlin in books and music. Schoeneberg, where Isherwood and other gay icons lived, remains a hotspot for fetish clubs and famous events such as Folsom Europe.

By Adam Groffman – Full Story at the Guardian

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Gay Travel: A Look at Queer Berlin

Author: , February 28th, 2011

Berlin's Queer SceneQueer Berlin is almost a tautology. In a city in which homosexuality was once glorified, and then so horribly vilified, today LGTB culture is a driving force of the Berlin underground, as DW’s Stuart Braun found out.

A weeknight at Roses bar in Berlin: men with men, women with women, men with women, Kanye West shaking walls padded in pink fluorescent faux fur, disco balls reflecting luminous garlands of kitsch fairy lights, leopard skin chairs filling up with smiling regulars.

Chris, my neighbor at the cramped bar, first visited in 1993 and says Roses hasn’t changed since. It’s a Berlin gay bar, kind of, but as midnight approaches it’s simply a party as the music gets louder and hostess Gabriella shells out more shots, habitués always kissing before clinking glasses.

This is Berlin’s Kreuzburg district, predominantly Turkish, and better known for its raw indie kudos than campy corners like Roses. But look closer. Queer culture is arguably the defining force in this bastion of the Berlin underground. Right next door to Roses is SO36, Berlin’s punk and rock ‘n roll venue of lore – David Bowie and Iggy Pop, then Berliners, attended the opening in 1978 – but also a queer scene playground, including the Gayhane parties where the pan-Arabic and Turkish LGTB scene let loose to Oriental beats.

Full Story from DW-World

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