Street art honours former residents in LGBT neighbourhood

Street art honours former residents in LGBT neighbourhood

Street art honours former residents Freddie Mercury, Albert Einstein and Rainer Werner Fassbinder in the LGBT-friendly neighbourhood of Glockenbach in Munich. 

Street artists have sprayed an old public bathroom from the year 1900 of three well-known guest residents, whose personal and career stories are attached to the neighbourhood. The initiative is called ‘The Pissoir’.

Freddie Mercury: By the end of the 70s Munich was one of the four top gay cities in the world alongside San Francisco, New York and Amsterdam. Mercury’s 39th birthday in 1985 remains unforgettable; he celebrated it in the gay club ‘Mrs. Henderson’, Rumfordstrasse 2 – and the cameras were running! He used the wild party to shoot the video for his hit “Living On My Own”.

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