The film focuses on gay men who align themselves with hardcore right-wing views, white power skinheads, and Nazis. Rosa von Praunheim stated of the subjects featured in the documentary, "Some may be shocked that I do not take a stand in my film and do not portray gay neo-Nazis as monsters, but as people living their lives in dramatic contradiction. During a gay march in Berlin , some of the men in the crowd are asked their opinion about gay men who have extreme right-wing views or who are white power skinheads or neo-Nazis. All of those questioned express their disapproval.
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While male homosexuality remained illegal in Weimar Germany under Paragraph of the criminal code, German homosexual-rights activists became worldwide leaders in efforts to reform societal attitudes that condemned homosexuality. Many in Germany regarded the Weimar Republic's toleration of homosexuals as a sign of Germany's decadence. Nazi leaders posed as moral crusaders who wanted to stamp out the "vice" of homosexuality from Germany in order to help win the racial struggle. Once they took power in , Nazi officials intensified persecution of German male homosexuals. Persecution ranged from the dissolution of homosexual organizations to internment in concentration camps. Gay men were targeted for persecution because they did not contribute to the desired growth of the 'Aryan population' and were viewed as corrupting German values and culture. An estimated 5, to 15, men were sent to concentration camps on similar charges, where an unknown number of them perished.
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Over five million men served in the British armed forces during World War 2. Of these, it's likely that at least , were gay or bisexual based on projections from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles which found that six per cent of men report having had homosexual experiences. Before his death, he told me his story, with a mixture of pride and sorrow.
As one of the members of its predecessor, the German Workers' Party , he was a close friend and early ally of Adolf Hitler and a co-founder of the Sturmabteilung SA, "Storm Battalion" , the Nazi Party's militia , and later was its commander. His father Julius, a railway official, was described as strict, but once he realized that his son responded better without exhortation, allowed him significant freedom to pursue his interests. The following month, he was seriously wounded in the face at Chanot Wood in Lorraine and carried the scars for the rest of his life. While crowds cheered—whipped into a frenzy by Gregor Strasser —shouting Heil , the armed ragtag assembly wearing red swastika armbands accompanying Hitler and company encountered blue-uniformed Bavarian State Police, who were prepared to counter the Putsch.