Bögar. Mötesplatser i en förbjuden tid

Pride City, Thu 5 Aug 11:00 AM–6:00 PM

Bögar. Mötesplatser i en förbjuden tid

The exhibition “Fags. Meeting-places in an Age of Forbiddance” is set in a growing Stockholm from the turn of the 20th century until 1944 when homosexual acts were decriminalised in Sweden.

How could homosexual men meet up at a time when same-sex sexual relationships were illegal in Sweden? Which places became havens for encounters between gay men?

“Only recently have we realised that our story is worth telling. In the past, things have been hidden away and made invisible. In many cases, letters have been burned and traces erased, and even history has been falsified. That is why an exhibition like “Fags. Meeting-places in an Age of Forbiddance” is so important," says Jonas Gardell, author and co-producer.

The exhibition “Fags. Meeting-places in an Age of Forbiddance” depicts the time when love between people of the same sex was forbidden in Sweden, a ban that made meeting up difficult and sharing a life openly impossible. But how could a homosexual man nevertheless take a place in society and what were the prevailing views and attitudes at the time? The exhibition also provides an insight into how male homosexuality has made an impression in the fields of art, theatre and film. Many of the works produced by gay creators and artists are among our classics in the field of culture.


Date/time: Thu 5 Aug 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
Location: Hallwylska Museet
Hamngatan 4
Metro station/bus stop: Östermalmstorg
Price: 90 kr för vuxna
Language: Swedish
Type/category: Exhibition/guided tour
Organizer: Hallwylska Museet
Read more: hallwylskamuseet.se/sv/utstallningar/utstallning-bogar-motesplatser-i-en-forbjuden-tid