“The GDR’s lifting of the ban on homosexuality was portrayed as an example of its progressivism. Yet….activists continued to be spied on and harassed by the Stasi. The contradictions between this surface-level tolerance and state-sponsored repression are explored in Out in East Berlin—Lesbians and Gays in the GDR. — James Kirchick, Der Spiegel
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Out in East Berlin—Lesbians & Gays in the GDR
“The GDR’s lifting of the ban on homosexuality was portrayed as an example of its progressivism. Yet….activists continued to be spied on and harassed by the Stasi. The contradictions between this surface-level tolerance and state-sponsored repression are explored in Out in East Berlin—Lesbians and Gays in the GDR. — James Kirchick, Der Spiegel