Between World Wars, Gay Society Flourished In Berlin

Between World Wars, Gay Society Flourished In Berlin

GROSS: i do believe most of the individuals who the Department of Blackmail and Homosexuality went after were prostitutes considering that the department, though we interpreted, did not genuinely wish to pursue, like, the class that is middle. Therefore the presumption, too, i believe, had been that prostitutes who earn money into the intercourse trade were additionally happy to generate income through blackmailing the individuals these were – who had been having to pay them to own sex.

But that contributes to, like, an entire other chapter into the tale, that was that there is a large amount of prostitution, male prostitutes, in homosexual Berlin during the time. Therefore let’s just target, first, how prostitutes had been mostly the individuals have been prosecuted, if i am aware properly, within the part that is blackmail of Department of Blackmail and Homosexuality? (more…)

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