SuperQueeroes Take Berlin

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For the first time in Germany – indeed, across Europe – a museum is devoting an entire exhibition to LGBTQ comic book characters and stories.

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The SuperQueeroes exhibition at the Schwules Museum in Berlin focuses on “heroes & heroines,” covering not only superheroes but more slice-of-life comics books from the smaller press.

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A special section is reserved for the topic of AIDS, ranging from the eighties’ Condom Man to the modern day Stigma Fighters.

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And out creators are celebrated, including Tom of Finland, Alison Bechdel, Ralf König, Wolfgang Müller, Gengoroh Tagameh, Nazario, Howard Cruse, Megan Rose Gedris, Erika Moen and Kylie Summer Wu.

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The curators are Michael Bregel, Kevin Clarke, Natasha Gross, Hannes Hacke, Justin Hall, Markus Pfalzgraf, Mario Russo, with research assistant: Maria Genz. The poster designed by Swen Marcel and the exhibition designed by Matthias Panitz.

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Upcoming programming includes

1st April,  10 am – 2 pm – Masken, Glitzer, Kryptonit – With a pen and fantasy for a better world

14 April, 7 pm – “Yuri, Girls‘ Love, Shoujo Ai?! Do we have lesbian manga?” with Dr. Verena Maser

17 April, 2 pm – Live Comics Drawing with 123comics and Ka Schmitz

14 May, 7 pm – Ach, so ist das?! Reading with Martina Schradi

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About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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