Publisher Rosa Winkel

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Publisher Rosa Winkel

legal form GmbH
founding 1975
resolution 2005
Seat Berlin
Branch publishing company

The publisher pink triangle was the first publisher of the post-war period in German-speaking countries, the specifically gay devoted subjects. It was founded in Berlin in 1975 with the intention of making texts relevant to the gay movement accessible. Later he published many historically important works in particular.

The pink triangle was the hallmark of gay concentration camp prisoners and the symbol of the European gay movement in the 1970s.

Publishing history

The rosa Winkel publishing house was founded in Berlin in 1975 by Volker Bruns and Peter von Hedenström, both members of the Homosexual Action Westberlin (HAW) . (The latter also opened Germany's first gay bookstore in November 1978 with Christian von Maltzahn , Lothar Lang and Michael Keim with Prince Eisenherz .) The aim was to be able to publish texts that were not particularly open-minded on the bourgeois and homosexual topics that existed at the time Publishing landscape had no chance of publication. In the early years, the management of the publishing house changed. At times Elmar Kraushaar and Erich Hoffmann belonged to her . From 1978 the publisher was managed by Egmont Fassbinder (born July 26, 1945 in Kippenheim ), until 1981 together with Hans Hütt . Egmont Fassbinder was the leading head of the Berlin gay scene, which was organized in the HAW (Homosexual Action Westberlin) and is a cousin of Rainer Werner Fassbinder .

In 2001 the publisher's last title appeared and in 2005 the GmbH was struck from the commercial register.

In 2001, the Männerschwarm Verlag continued the library series Rosa Winkel , which is located at the intersection of history and literature with Volume 26 . In 2006/2007 he also took over the publisher's book inventory. This means that the books are available again.

Published works

The first and only book that came out in the founding year was Tuntenstreit . Theoretical discussion of the homosexual action West Berlin out. In 1976 there was a little work about the portrayal and self-portrayal of homosexual jokes with Hopefully the boys are also on time . In addition to works on the current theoretical discussion of the gay movement, especially classics from the first wave of the gay movement before the Second World War, often commented on and provided with informative introductions, were published as reprints . These include the works of Heinrich Hössli , Karl Heinrich Ulrichs , Karl Maria Kertbeny and Magnus Hirschfeld , the pioneers and pioneers of the first wave of the gay movement, as well as old fiction such as The Sin of Sodom , the alleged memoirs of a Victorian hustler and works by Elisarion von Kupffer and John Henry Mackay .

Many of these works have been published since 1991 in the library series Rosa Winkel published by historian Wolfram Setz . Further book series were homosexuality and literature , social science studies on homosexuality , notebooks of the gay museum , blurbs , life stories , gay texts and from the archive of the gay movement .

In 1978, the first gay health guide, Swamp Fieber , appeared in the non-fiction sector . Medicine for gay men. and saw several reprints. 1982 follow right gay: legal advice for gays. Later important research papers were published, such as the monograph The Persecution of Homosexuals in the Nazi Era. Numbers and fates from Northern Germany by Rainer Hoffschildt , other works about homosexuals during the time of National Socialism , the work of Hubert Kennedy on the subject of Der Kreis and works by Volkmar Sigusch .

The fiction program includes internationally renowned authors and works by Yves Navarre , Felix Rexhausen , Elmar Kraushaar , Michael Sollorz .

Also entertaining came out. Including the classic Elvira on Gran Canaria by Elvira Klöppelschuh (pseudonym for Hans-Georg Stümke ), a different kind of travel guide with a lovingly mocking look at gay life and goings-on. In 1981, in the same year as Berlin from the back , the first work by Bruno Gmünder Verlag , the gay city book Hamburg ahoi! The gay guide through the Hanseatic city . After individual works in various underground and scene magazines, the publishing company SchwulComix was published in 1981, Ralf König's first comic book with an edition of 2000 copies. The volume is collector's item today. Two more volumes then appeared under the same title, which were brought out again in the 1990s under the name Sahneschnittchen . At the same time as the first comic book by Ralf König, an experimental comic book by the musician Die Tödliche Doris , artist and author Wolfgang Müller with the title Comic Trips was published under the author's name Wolf Müll , which is now a rarity.

The last book was published in 2001, Das Mutterhaus , a historical review of the Hotel Deutsche Eiche , one of the oldest meeting places of the homosexual scene in Munich.

Individual evidence

  1. Boys in love. In: Der Tagesspiegel. June 8, 2007, accessed December 29, 2013 .
  2. ^ Rettet Rosa Winkel ( Memento from April 6, 2008 in the Internet Archive ),, October 2, 2006
  3. ^ Verlag Rosa Winkel - now at Männerschwarm ( Memento from May 21, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
  4. Gay comix on ( Memento from March 5, 2016 in the Internet Archive )

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