Book Discussion: "Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity" by Robert Beachy

Discovery Community San Francisco Bay Area
Discovery Community San Francisco Bay Area
Public group

Every 2nd Sunday of the month until September 12, 2020

Private Residence

7 blocks from the downtown BART station · Berkeley, CA

How to find us

The address will be shared once you RSVP

Details

An examination of the ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation, and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity. Known already in the 1850s for the friendly company of its “warm brothers,” Berlin, before the turn of the twentieth century, became a place where scholars, activists, and medical professionals could explore and begin to educate both themselves and Europe about new and emerging sexual identities. Robert Beachy uncovers the long-forgotten events and characters that continue to shape and influence the way we think of sexuality today.

This is a casual gathering of gay men on the second Sunday of the month: we have fun and stimulating discussions about quality gay literature while sharing a potluck meal. Books are selected by participants several months in advance, and the only requirements for attending are to RSVP, to bring food and/or a beverage to share, and to have read a substantial part of what’s being discussed.

If you're coming, please add a "comment" on this page saying what you'll be bringing for the potluck so we're less likely to end up with only one type of food. The potluck's not a cooking competition, and store-bought food is fine!

Gather at 6:00 for potluck; discussion begins at 6:45 and ends by 8:30.

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