The slow death of the pioneers

« Männerschwarm was the first gay bookstore in Hamburg. When it closed its doors for the last time in January 2015, a whole chapter of the city’s history came to an end. Having contributed to achieve the goals of the contemporary homosexual liberation movement, it succumbed to its own success. Pioneers in Iberian America are facing the same destiny. » This article was published in

Männerschwarm’s founders, ca. 1982
Text: Evan Romero
Photo: Männerschwarm