Magnus would have liked it
Spree Promenade Named for Magnus Hirschfeld
The right bank of the River #Spree in #Berlin between #Moltkebrücke and #Lutherbrücke was re-named #MagnusHirschfeldUfer in May 2008. #MagnusHirschfeld was a #German physician, who made it his goal to demystify #sexuality. He is perceived by many as the first to advocate for acceptance of #sexualdiversity in an organized manner.
Much as i am critical of recent #cooption of the #LGBTI movement(s) by those who have little other use for the issue but to use it a litmus test of political and social ‘liberality’ and so-called #progressive -ness, and/or those who exploit the question of (in-)tolerance on the matter as a shibboleth to separate what they see as #Western and #enlightened from that which is deemed ‘backward’, or just plain ‘the enemy’, i am none the less pleased, and pleasantly surprised to see Dr. Hirschfeld’s name honored in this way.
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