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Exhibition on the history of LGBT gaming opens in Berlin

Exhibition on the history of LGBT gaming opens in Berlin

In a unique collaboration between the LGBTQ game archive, Berlin's computer games museum, Temple University and the Schwules Museum, the Schwules is now running an exhibition on the history of LGBTQ games and gaming.

Over 30 years of gaming history is covered, spanning online communities, concepts, games themselves and even mods from fans. As the Schwules puts it, 

The exhibition will be taking stock of contemporary pop cultural questions of representation, stereotypical and discriminatory narratives in entertainment media, and our cultural memory.

Accompanying the exhibition is a Kickstarter campaign, to support a 152-page catalogue of LGBTQ gaming. Written by Adrienne Shaw (Author of ​Gaming at the edge​), the Schwules' Jan Schnorrenberg, and Sarah Rudolph of ​Brause*​ magazine, we would love to ask you to chip in some money to support it - but we don't need to as it's already fully-funded, hooray! The catalogue will be available in the summer.

As Schnorrenberg remarks on the exhibition, it's a ​"love letter to video games​". Do let us know if you visit.

The exhibition, entitled ​Rainbow Arcade​, is at the Schwules Museum in Berlin until 13/05/19. More here.

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