Berlin: Gay and Lesbian
The Capital Of Germany
Berlin is known to be a very liberal city. This is not only due to the fact that the mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, announced to the media in 2001 that he is gay and happy to be. There are many gay/lesbian-oriented bars and clubs. In Berlin Schöneberg, one of Berlin’s most famous gay and lesbian quarters you will not only find caffees and bars decorated with the rainbow flag but even snack bars. One of the first bar oriented to gay and lesbians iscalled Eldorado, which was engrossed by the avantgarde artist scene in the 20s. Even cineastically the quarter Schöneberg was used as a backdrop fort he movie „Different from the others“ in 1919 were a musician is blackmailed because he is gay.