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INTERVIEW! The world sees its first-ever comprehensive exhibition on the queer history of video games, Rainbow Arcade, at the Schwules Museum Dec 14-May 13. Co-curator Adrienne Shaw explains what went into it. more

What's On

Édouard Louis’ memoir of rape. Catch this month Nov 11-14 at Schaubühne. more

Theatre & Dance

Walter Crasshole on Berlin's 13th Pornfilmfestival, on Oct 23-29 at Moviemento and more. more

Film

Walter Crasshole on politics and dating apps. more

Opinion

Teenage school years can be a bumpy ride. Add the feeling of growing up in a body at odds with your own gender, a dose of structural transphobia and, of course, peer pressure, and you're in for quite a rollercoaster... more

Zeitgeist

Berlin’s one and only gay museum pays a small but serious tribute to a century of female queer art. We check out the exhibition to see what sets “lesbian visions” apart from the dominant male artistic gaze. On through Aug 20. more

Art & Exhibitions

In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... more

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“By-Products of Love” champions three giants – Rosa von Praunheim, Elfi Mikesch and Werner Schroeter – of German underground cinema. It's on at Akademie der Künste through Aug 12. Here's our tips for this month. more

Film

Will Potsdamer Straße ever be a nightlife drag? Right now, Berlin scenester Lena Braun is reclaiming what she sees as the street’s rightful legacy with her new "miniature cabaret", Barbiche. more

Insider Tips

INTERVIEW! Luca Guadagnino on the intense sensuality of "Call Me By Your Name", out in Berlin cinemas on Mar 1. more

Film

Exberlinale Blog: Carnival comes to the Teddys

Brazilian queers were the real stand-out at this year's Teddy Awards. more

Feb 24, 2018 5:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

Walter Crasshole on why those who stay in Berlin over the holidays have the gayest time of all. more

Opinion

The second Reclaim the Beats festival invites Berliners to dance out their identity politics issues, Oct 5-14 at Gretchen, Burg Schnabel and Werkstatt der Kulturen. more

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INTERVIEW! Sebastián Lelio on his timely transgender tale "A Fantastic Woman", in cinemas from September 7. more

Film

Happy 149th birthday, Magnus Hirschfeld! As the anniversary approaches for the pioneering sexologist's birth (and, coincidentally, death) this Sunday, May 14, we look back at the legacy he left behind. more

Interviews & Portraits

With Marine le Pen bolstered by gay voters in France and a surprise upset in the AfD naming an open lesbian as chief candidate, it seems now more than ever far-right parties have found a way to play with gays. Are Berlin's queers falling for it? more

Zeitgeist

Anna* is a friendly, laid-back Berliner who speaks fluent English and works at an international start-up. Formerly a Die Linke voter, she recently confided she’d now rather vote for the AfD. Here’s why. more

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The Berlinale Blog: “It’s an incredible time for queer stories”

INTERVIEW: Francis Lee discusses his powerful directorial debut God’s Own Country, which critics have dubbed the British Brokeback Mountain. more

Feb 17, 2017 4:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Imprinted sensuality

INTERVIEW: Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet discuss their roles in the seductive summertime romance Call Me By Your Name. more

Feb 16, 2017 11:00 AM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Best and worst of the Forum

A doc about trans identity dazzles, while a Canadian junkie drama bores our blogger to distraction. more

Feb 11, 2017 2:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

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