The Federation of Homosexuality and History is the parent federation for the various initiatives
and projects doing research on and documenting same-sex history. It is the confederation of men and
women interested in the history of same-sex love, eroticism and sexuality.
During the past years, the gay and lesbian historical research has worked on reconstructing
homosexualities of all sexes in different époques in various independent projects.
Many archives, museums and historical societies were founded besides isolated research programs
To introduce the single initiatives to each other and to stimulate the interregional exchange
of knowledge and experience, the Federation of Homosexuality and History (FHG) was founded.
The FHG promotes the exchange of experiences by organizing regular conferences, supports new
initiatives in their founding, promotes the professional work within the historical research of its
members and advises on questions regarding financial and organisational issues. Additionally, the
federation tries to establish interregional contacts with gay and lesbian historical projects
outside Germany. Since 1999 an own scientific publication, Invertito - Jahrbuch für die
Geschichte der Homosexualitäten (Annual for the history of homosexualities), is edited.
All persons and groups, who want to promote gay and lesbian historical work or who conduct
research themselves, can become members in the federation. We kindly invite all those interested
to engage as members or promoters in the FHG.
Member's fee: DM 60.-/year; promoting member's fee: DM 80.-/year; reduced fee: DM 40.-/year
The members receive Invertito as part of their membership.
I want to become a member in the FGH.