Hey history lovers! πŸŒˆπŸ“š

Eddie’s back with another episode of “Queer History 101,” and today we’re time-traveling to Europe’s roaring ’20s! 🎷✨ Think beyond flapper dresses and jazz; this era was a whirlwind of LGBTQ+ progress and challenges.

From Berlin’s bustling gay bars 🍸 to Vienna’s cozy cafes β˜• and Paris’s vibrant quarters 🎨, Europe seemed to be on the brink of a queer renaissance. The Berlin Institute for Sexual Research, founded in 1919, was not just a beacon of knowledge but a sanctuary for many. πŸ“šπŸŒˆ

But as the ’30s dawned, dark clouds of fascism and intolerance cast shadows over this progress. 🌩️ The Berlin Institute was raided, its treasures destroyed, and its leaders imprisoned. Across Europe, LGBTQ+ individuals became targets, marked with the haunting pink triangle in concentration camps. β›“οΈπŸ”Ί

Diving into this chapter reminds us of the importance of vigilance and unity. 🀝 As we navigate our present, let’s remember our past, ensuring we champion love, acceptance, and progress. 🌈❀️ Until next time, keep the stories of history alive and thriving! πŸ“–βœ¨

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