The apparent connection between Nazism and homosexuality is cited by various wingnuts  as proof that the gay agenda is a Nazi -style conspiracy to destroy the family. The Nazis were opposed to homosexuality and abortiondespite what Conservapedia may tell you. Apart from one notable exception see belowthe Nazis were predominately heterosexualand up to 15, gay men were killed in the Holocaust.
Gay men incarcerated in Nazi concentration camps during World War II were forced back into prison even after the Allied forces won that conflict. The post was accompanied by a picture of a pink triangle — the symbol officials in Nazi Germany used to identify and ostracize gay concentration camp prisoners — and a quote drawn from the website for The Pink Triangle of San Francisco, an annual event remembering those victimized under Nazi rule:. At the end of the war, when the concentration camps were finally liberated, virtually all of the prisoners were released except those who wore the pink triangle.
Upon the rise of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party the Nazi Party in Germany, gay men and, to a lesser extent, lesbianswere two of the numerous groups targeted by the Nazis and were ultimately among Holocaust victims. The Gestapo compiled lists of homosexuals, who were compelled to sexually conform to the "German norm". Between andan estimatedmen were arrested as homosexuals, of whom some 50, were officially sentenced.
With LGBTQ Pride Month beginning June 1 — a month chosen to honor the history of activism epitomized by the Stonewall Riots of June — celebrants around the world will be getting ready for parades and other tributes. Symbols such as the rainbow flag and the pink triangle will abound; for example, Nike has announced a new line of LGBTQ history-themed sneakers, including two that boast pink triangles. The brightly colored symbol is now often worn proudly, but it was born from a dark period in LGBTQ history and world history.
This outline focuses upon the legacy of Paragraph of the German Constitution, used by the Nazis to systematically persecute homosexuals. It is closely based on the acclaimed documentary Paragraph and also makes use of readings from Holocaust and Human Behavior. It is important to establish the appropriate historical context of Paragraph for students before proceeding with this lesson outline.
Rudolf Brazda died in at the age of He was a gay man born in what is now eastern Germany. Although there are still others alive who were sent to camps, none of them were deported solely for being gay.
This made some German homosexuals think he might ultimately tone down the Nazi stance. JSTOR is a digital library for scholars, researchers, and students. But a conservative estimate is that there were many tens of thousands to one hundred thousand arrests during the war period […].
While male homosexuality remained illegal in Weimar Germany under Paragraph of the criminal code, German homosexual-rights activists became worldwide leaders in efforts to reform societal attitudes that condemned homosexuality. Many in Germany regarded the Weimar Republic's toleration of homosexuals as a sign of Germany's decadence. Nazi leaders posed as moral crusaders who wanted to stamp out the "vice" of homosexuality from Germany in order to help win the racial struggle. Once they took power inNazi officials intensified persecution of German male homosexuals.
The Nazis believed that homosexuals were weak and effeminate men who were not fit to fight for the nation. Moreover, they made no contribution to the German birth rate. Generally speaking, lesbians were not classed as a threat to the racial policies of the Third Reich and suffered less from persecution than men.
Moral decline prior to Nazi Germanywhich spawned an increase in the acceptance of homosexuality in German society, occurred about 35 years before the Nazis took power and it paved the way for the Nazis to take power. The Nazis were rabid evolutionists who insisted that the " German master race " should dominate other so-called inferior races. Belief in evolution has been linked to a decline of morality.