November 26, 2010
November 21, 2010
The giant of baroque religious music, J.S. Bach's musical justification of his style of composing is the cantata Der Streit zwischen Phoebus und Pan. It includes as its centerpiece the homoerotic aria "Mit Verlangen."
November 4, 2010
One-time world champion runner Otto Peltzer was captain for the German Olympic Team in 1928 and 1932. But when the Nazis came into power, he was interned in Mauthauzen concentration camp for his iconoclasm and his homosexuality.
October 26, 2010
October 16, 2010
October 10, 2010
The first explicit lesbian character in opera, the tragic roll of the Countess Geschwitz, based on the character from Frank Wedekind's plays, was created originally by mezzo Maria Bernhard in 1937 and in film by Alice Roberts.