#ActOut

Thinking about the fact that 185 (!!!) German actors and actresses collectively came out as gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, queer, or nonbinary in one of the biggest newspapers. What a f*cking power move, holy shit.

Also thinking about the fact that some of them are in their 70s and haven’t spoken publicly about their sexuality until now. Can you imagine what that must feel like? To keep your sexuality a secret for 20, 40, maybe 50 years, and now, finally, feel like you can walk a red carpet with your same-sex partner?

And thinking specifically about the importance of Mark Waschke coming out.

1) He is in the most popular German cop-show (Tatort) and played Noah in DARK, and is therefore one of the most high-profile actors to sign the manifest.

His situation is different to that of many of the others, who felt like they had to hide their partners to be perceived as “straight” or “desirable to the opposite sex” (this was mostly a concern for young actresses, which, yikes). But he didn’t “have to” come out, like, he can talk about his partner without outing himself, he seems straight to an unknowing audience, and still, STILL, he chose to come out, because this is not about relationships dammit, this is about identity. And I think that’s super important, for an established, “straight-passing” (yikes) actor to come out and say he is part of this community, and basically show that LGBTQ+ people have been on our screens for ages and we didn’t know and it doesn’t matter and, like they say in the article “we are already here”.

(please note that his sexuality is not specified in the manifesto. All we know is that he is not straight. Speculation isn’t helpful)

Thanks @dragneto give me this opportunity and choose this amazing show Dark Netflix! And at the end of this project, I am so in love with this sad but handsome man. Mark Waschke is phenomenal!

Mark Waschke let the (German) public know he is part of the LGBT+ community through taking part in the initiative #actout in today’s publication of Süddeutsche Zeitung!

Gay – Sex im Tatort

Gerade kam per Whatsapp ein Foto aus dem kommenden Tatort „Wir – Ihr -Sie“ in der Kommissar Robert Karow (gespielt von Mark Waschke) wirklich zum ersten mal GAY SEX im Tatort hat.

Wir dachten zuerst an einen Fake aber das Gesicht von Mark Waschke (liegt unten) kann man schon sehr deutlich erkennen.

Bei Tatort Fans ist zu lesen …Eine Videoaufnahme, die den Ermittler in seiner Privatwohnung beim Sex mit einer männlichen Barbekanntschaft zeigt…

Ein schwuler Kommissar hat also Sex vor der ARD (ja, öffentlich rechtlichen) Kamera. Mein Glückwunsch an die ARD malschauen wie die AFD jetzt reagiert.

Gay – Sex im Tatort

Gay – Sex im Tatort

Gerade kam per Whatsapp ein Foto aus dem kommenden Tatort „Wir – Ihr -Sie“ in der Kommissar Robert Karow (gespielt von Mark Waschke) wirklich zum ersten mal GAY SEX im Tatort hat.

Wir dachten zuerst an einen Fake aber das Gesicht von Mark Waschke (liegt unten) kann man schon sehr deutlich erkennen.

Bei Tatort Fans ist zu lesen …Eine Videoaufnahme, die den Ermittler in seiner Privatwohnung beim Sex mit einer männlichen Barbekanntschaft zeigt…

Ein schwuler Kommissar hat also Sex vor der ARD (ja, öffentlich rechtlichen) Kamera. Mein Glückwunsch an die ARD malschauen wie die AFD jetzt reagiert.

Gay – Sex im Tatort