BERLIN – In a Berlin church, a piano and flute duo are holding a recital of music by the romantic composer Edvard Grieg to an attentive viewers. However in contrast to most classical live shows, each the musicians and the listening public are dressed fully in leather-based. The organiser of this soiree, Tyrone Rontgagner, couldn’t be prouder to carry collectively on this home of prayer about 100 members of the queer group, displaying their love for every part leather-based, from chaps and braces to masks and vests. “Plenty of folks suppose that the fetish scene is all about intercourse, however they’re simply the garments we put on,” says Rontgagner on the “basic meets fetish” occasion. “It’s simply one other method to categorical your self, like music. Music brings folks collectively similar to our costume,” says the long-time LGBT activist. A translator by occupation and two-time “Mr Leather-based Germany”, Rontgagner has been organising the live performance within the Twelve Apostles Evangelical Chuch to advertise every part queer since 2015.
For the occasion he has the blessing of the minister, Burkhard Bornemann, overtly homosexual and an energetic determine in the area people offering assist for drug addicts and prostitutes.
The viewers, nearly completely males, are by and huge not common churchgoers.