The Circle

Gay Essential Opinion: The Circle (Der Kreis)

Though Zurich was the escape for many gays, much of their activity had to remain underground as the gay community was still subject to raids, threats and being personally outed in newspaper articles. As a teacher on the verge of being confirmed for tenure, either occurrence could prove to be very career-limiting for Ernst – if not career-ending. Even the otherwise flamboyant, cross-dressing Robi kept up a far more straight-laced appearance on his day job as a barber.