Günter Grau is currently a faculty member of the Department of Sociology at the University of Bremen, Germany. His prior professional appointments include positions at the Institute of Medical History at the University of Leipzig, Germany, and at the Institute of Medical History at the Charité, Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. Professor Grau’s areas of scholarly expertise include the history of sex research and the history of homosexuality in Germany. His first publication on state policy towards homosexuality in postwar East Germany, entitled Lesbians and Gays – What Now?, appeared in 1991. Professor Grau also edited a collection of articles entitled Hidden Holocaust? Gay and Lesbian Persecution in Germany 1933-1945, which were published in the United States in 1995, and he authored an article on political attitudes towards homosexuals in postwar East Germany entitled “Sozialistische Moral und Homosexualität: Die Politik der SED und das Homosexuellenstrafrecht 1945 bis 1989 – ein Rückblick” (1995).