Hans-Peter Weingand

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Hans-Peter Weingand (* 1964 ) is an Austrian historian and LGBT activist from Styria .

life and work

As a historian, Weingand has a broad spectrum. He researched the history of the religious church in Sankt Johann am Tauern during the last 200 years and that of the Graz University of Technology in the Third Reich , wrote a biography of the legendary Carinthian robber Simon Kramer , took a position on Alfred Redl in the television film Passion and Treason and participated participated in the exhibition project Office of Memories of the Universalmuseum Joanneum .

Weingand is one of the most important activists for the equality of lesbians and gays in Styria. In 1991 he initiated a restart of the lesbian and gay movement in Styria - with the establishment of the Rosaroten Panther and their magazine Buschtrommel - after HOSI Styria was dissolved in 1989: “When we founded the association, the name Gray Panther was just for senior citizens' parties very popular, which in turn was the inspiration for the Afro-American civil rights movement Black Panther . We then thought of Pink Panther and called the association » Pink Panthers«. We have been called RosaLila Panthers since 1997, so this symbolic inclusion of the lesbian aspect came later. "

Weingand acted as state secretary and deputy federal chairman of the social democratic homosexual organization SoHo (party group) , in whose founding he was involved, and is head of the Styrian editorial team of the Austrian gay and lesbian magazine PRIDE . After many years as a club treasurer, he is still represented on the board of the RosaLila Pantherinnen , now in an advisory capacity. Weingand has always been a pioneer of the scene, today he addresses, for example, the topics of the rainbow family or migration and homosexuality : "That is totally exciting."

“There are some who believe that homosexuality is a variety of nature that is as old as humanity itself. Others believe that all you have to do is pray and then she disappears. I can only say: So far, 450 species have been found that know homosexuality. And only one homophobic: humans. What is more natural there? "

- Hans-Peter Weingand : A field that still needs to be worked

The reason for awarding the GALA 2008 to Weingand says: "Weingand's cultural and historical city tours with their numerous references to the life of lesbians and gays in Graz are legendary."


  • 2008 Gay and Lesbian Award (GALA) from HOSI Linz
  • 2014 Research Award of the AG Pro

Selected publications

Standalone publications

  • The Graz University of Technology in the Third Reich. Graz: Students' Union at the Technical University, 1988, 2nd, revised edition 1995.
  • with Werner Winkler: This world must be ours. The socialist students in Graz 1919–1991. Graz: Association for Student Media and Cultural Work, 1992.
  • 200 years of the Church of Faith St. Johann, Tauern. On the history of the only surviving Protestant church building from the tolerance period in Styria. Gaishorn: Evangelical Parish, 1994.
  • Krapfenbäck Simerl. Life and death of a legendary Carinthian robber. Graz: self-published 1996; supplemented and expanded edition 2009; 3rd, expanded edition 2010 (via Simon Kramer ).
  • with Karin Pirolt and Kurt Zernig : What if? Registered partnerships of lesbians and gays in Austria. Comparative presentation of the legal instruments for same-sex couples in Europe and an assessment of the financial impact on the public sector when the registered partnership based on the Danish model is introduced in Austria (= Edition Rainbow - Study Series Homosexuality. Vol. 1). On behalf of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the analysis of economic and political activities . Graz: Rosalila Pantherinnen, Vienna 2000.
  • Contribution to homosexuality around 1900 in: Julius Zinner : Does the punishment of homosexuals correspond to our sense of justice? Austria's first polemic from a victim. The new edition of the pamphlet takes place on the occasion of "100 years of the homosexual movement in Styria". Graz: Rosalila Panthers, 2008.
  • The unknown Peter Rosegger. Graz: Clio 2018.
  • The KPÖ and February 1934. Graz: Clio 2020.


  • From death by fire to a month in prison. Same-sex sexual acts and criminal law in Austria 1499–1803 . In: Invertito . Vol. 1 (1999).
  • with Christian Klösch: On the situation of the students in Graz in 1945. In: Historisches Jahrbuch der Stadt Graz. Vol. 25, 1994.
  • “A relapse is to be expected in any case.” Male homosexuality and criminal biology using the example of the University of Graz . In: Invertito . Vol. 4 (2002).
  • “In Austria, too, night will be followed by morning.” The elimination of the total ban on homosexual acts in Austria through the criminal law reform in 1971 , in: Martin Gössl: Von der Forzucht zum Menschenrecht. A collection of sources on lesbian and gay topics in the debates of the Austrian National Council from 1945 to 2002 Ed. Rainbow 4, Vienna a. a. 2011, pp. 9-55.
  • The Graz scandal. In: Christian Marczik (Ed.): Tarnschriften - Verborgene Information. Graz: Ed. Keiper, 2012.
  • Homosexuality and crime statistics in Austria. In: Invertito . Volume 13 (2011).
  • with Markus Wurzer: Inside and Outside Views: Student NS-Activities in Graz and Leoben 1930–1938. In: Österreichische Hochschülerschaft (Ed.): Austrian Universities in the 20th Century. Austrofascism, National Socialism and the Consequences. Vienna 2013.
  • "The gentle step of Carmilla ..." How the vampires came to Styria. In: Carmilla, the vampire and us. Vienna 2014.
  • National Socialist students. “Austrian Students in Need” and “Representatives of the Third Reich in Austria”. In: Acta Studentica. Episode 188, Vienna 2014.
  • “As we hear, the Führer is delighted with this monument.” New aspects of the history of the Linz fraternity tower. In: Acta Studentica. Episode 190, Vienna 2014.
  • "... that this vice is more of a religious matter". Same-sex sexual acts and criminal law in Austria 1781–1852 . In: Invertito . Vol. 16 (2015).
  • "City of the popular uprising". National Socialist culture of remembrance using the example of Graz, in: Historisches Jahrbuch der Stadt Graz, Vol. 44, Graz 2015, pp. 211–226.
  • "... where the gays met" The Graz city park as a meeting place for homosexual men. From the scene of the crime to the place of remembrance, in: Historisches Jahrbuch der Stadt Graz, Vol. 44, Graz 2015, pp. 311–337.
  • Viktor Geramb 1938 - 1945. Biography as a staging, in: Yearbook of Steirischen Volkskultur 2015, Graz: Volkskultur Steiermark 2016, pp. 240–255.
  • Five popular misconceptions about the costume hall. In: Very homely. Cultural studies on folklore-museum staging (= Graz contributions to European ethnology, special volume). Vienna: Löcker 2016, pp. 237–249.
  • “Psychologists and pathologists, judge me!” “Queer” discourses beyond pathologization and criminalization around 1900. In: Kuckuck. Notes on everyday culture 31/1 (2016), pp. 22–27.
  • "... and not a trace of dustiness clings to them." A success story. In: Association "Friends of the Folklore Museum" (ed.): "Simple and pious songs are ...". 100 years of shepherd and nativity songs in the Antonius Church. Graz 2016, pp. 43–94.
  • "[...] at the fastest possible pace and in one fell swoop." The 'cleanings' 1938/39 using the example of the Graz universities, in: Johannes Koll (Ed.): 'Cleanings' at Austrian universities 1934–1945. Requirements, processes, consequences, Böhlau Verlag: Wien / Köln / Weimar 2017, pp. 345–364.
  • "... I put the forbidden love together every day ..." Same-sex desirous women in post-war Graz, in: Gender Stories. Historical yearbook of the city of Graz, vol. 47, Graz 2017, pp. 283–298.
  • “Real products of down-to-earth local art” Prehistory, structure and development of the Styrian Heimatwerk, in: Yearbook of Styrian Folk Culture 2017, Graz: Volkskultur Steiermark 2018, pp. 160–187.
  • The pregnancy of the soldier Daniel Burghammer. On dealing with intersexuality in public discourse around 1600, in: Invertito. Yearbook for the History of Homosexualities, 20th year 2018 Hamburg 2019, 122–137.
  • “The Hanswurst in Grätz. In the year 1835. “A previously unknown city satire from the Biedermeier, in: Yearbook of the Steiermärkisches Landesarchiv 2 (2019), 173-183.
  • "Visibility of fraternity thought in public space". The Linz “Burschenschafterturm” and the monument protection, in: Acta Studentica. Austrian Journal for Student History 50, Volume 209 (June 2019), 12-15.
  • "... there was a cell of Nazi-minded comrades at the Graz teacher training institute ..." Teacher training in Styria in the corporate state and under the Nazi regime, in: Elgrid Messner / Beatrix Karl / Regina Weitlaner (eds.), 110 years of teaching Education at Hasnerplatz in Graz. A Festschrift (= study series of the Pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark, special volume), Graz / Vienna 2019, 49–96.
  • "Otherwise it is of course very quiet and lonely for me, but the books help." Lily Weiser-Aall and her spaces of action in occupied Norway 1940–1945, in: Swiss Archives for Folklore 115/2 (2019); 2, pp. 41-60.
  • "The gallows of Klagenfurt", in: Carinthia I 2019, pp. 307-312.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Simon Kramer - a gifted bandit , accessed on March 1, 2014.
  2. ^ IMDb , keyword Hans-Peter Weingand, accessed on March 1, 2014.
  3. People make history , accessed March 1, 2014.
  4. a b c Kevin Recher: A field that is still to be worked In: Annenpost, September 28, 2011, accessed on February 28, 2014.
  5. HOSI Linz honors Hans-Peter Weingand , accessed on March 1, 2014.