«Queers in Soaps – Social emancipation or stereotype? For whom are gay and lesbian characters created?»

Panel discussion with Angelina Maccarone, Marcel Gisler, Manuel Löwensberg, Ursula Ganz-Blättler, Michel Bodmer


10 years «Venus Boyz» - Where has the gender discourse taken us over the last ten years, including today?

Panel discussion with Elisabeth Bronfen, Judith Jack Halberstam and Gabriel Baur. «Venus Boyz» is considered as a milestone in the discourse on gender, transgender and drag kings. How has the discourse on gender evolved since?

Wieland Speck

Studio talk with Wieland Speck

A talk about his films, his work as curator of the Berlinale Film Festival and about changes in queer film making

Jean Genet

Hommage to Jean Genet (1910-1986)

Lecture by Wolfgang Theis, head of the photo archive of the Deutsche Kinemathek and curator at the Schwules Museum Berlin

Anne Lister

Anne Lister – unknown pioneer

Lecture by literary historian Helena Whitbread on Anne Lister (1791-1840) and her diaries written in code


Panel discussion and film about Rainbow Families

Lesbian and gay parents, and children from same sex couples talk about the their family situation



With the respective directors attending screenings: