German Friendship Association

“Homosexuals, you know what the reasons and motives of your opponents are. You also know that your leaders and advocates have toiled untiringly for decades to banish prejudice, to disseminate truth, to win the rights due you – and these efforts have not been entirely unsuccessful. But in the final analysis, you yourselves must win your rights. Justice for you will ultimately be the fruits of your efforts alone. The liberation of homosexuals can only be the work of homosexuals themselves.”

German Friendship Association, 1921
From “A Natural History of Homosexuality” by Francis Mark Mandimore