Rolf and his partner Fredi Brauchli ("Der Kreis"), 1950s. Call number: Sozarch_F_5004-Fx-0010

Rolf and his partner Fredi Brauchli (“Der Kreis”), 1950s. Call number: Sozarch_F_5004-Fx-0010


Gay History – Gay Identity

Gay history shapes gay identity. Testimonials of gay history are therefore not only interesting, but also precious and must be saved: Diaries, photos, interviews, archives of associations, magazines, movies and works of art.
The Schwulenarchiv Schweiz collects those documents since 1993 and places them at the disposal of interested persons. Who are we?

The pictures of this website

The Schwulenarchiv Schweiz owns a great number of visual documents; a part of them was digitalized by the Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv.
Many pictures originate from the famous former Swiss Organisation “Der Kreis – Le Cercle – The Circle”; the Schwulenarchiv Schweiz has the most comprehensive collection of documents from this organisation and its forerunners (1930s to the 1960s).