Archive for May, 2008
Germany has inaugurated a 600,000 euro concrete memorial to honour the thousands of homosexuals persecuted by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. The four-metre high monument, which has a window showing a film of two men kissing, was unveiled in Berlin. The Nazis branded homosexuality an aberration threatening their perception of Germans as the master race, and 55,000 gay men were deemed criminals.
I was a bit uneasy with it when I first saw it cause it’s so… ugly.
But maybe it has to cause it reminds us on ugly things.
In Berlin ist das Mahnmal für im Nationalsozialismus verfolgte Homosexuelle eingeweiht worden. Es zeigt zwei sich küssende Männer und ist Anlass für Streit. Viele Jahre des Streits liegen zwischen der ersten Forderung nach einem eigenen Denkmal für die von den Nazis verfolgten und umgebrachten Homosexuellen und der Einweihung einer zentralen Erinnerungsstätte für sie. Abgesehen vom Holocaust-Mahnmal selbst ist nie so ausgiebig und hitzig über einen Ort des Gedenkens für NS-Opfer debattiert worden, wie über jenes Mahnmal, das nun im Berliner Tiergarten eingeweiht wird.
1. I’m totally bi for Emma Watson and Chris Ricci
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2. I love the sound of the wind in the trees.
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3. I’ve masturbated for the first time in the night before my 12th birthday… out of boredom.
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4. I had my first sex with a girl before I had sex with boys.
We were 15, she was a good friend, we smoked dope and
did it in her bathtub. It was nice but after that we never did
more than just bathing together. And I never took drugs again till yet.
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5. I’d do anything to make a time travel.
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6. I still remember this strange, sad, rainy day…
Since it was quite funny last time I’d like to make the “where is this photo from” guessing game a constant category. So I called it Community Challenge and put up a new photo for you to find the source. I found it at Inkplum and I guess he would be happy to know where it comes from too :)
Italy’s new minister for equal opportunities has angered rights groups by refusing to back a “gay pride” march because, she said, gays no longer suffer discrimination in Italy. The appointment of Mara Carfagna, a 32-year-old former Miss Italy contestant and television showgirl, to the equal opportunities post was seen by some rights groups as a deliberate provocation by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.