Shayne: Living On A Spectrum

Artist Andreas Knaub, Ben Galster, Christian Ruess

Words Tom Czibolya

Love Has No Label, our in-house produced series tells the stories of four individuals and how they manage to remain true to themselves against all odds. This episode is about Shayne, a dancer and performer for whom daring to be different while growing up has paid off later in his adult life.

Our exclusive series Love Has No Label is a declaration of love without prejudice and without labels. The series tells the stories of four wonderful individuals in four short episodes. Stories of going against people’s expectations and doing everything in order to find happiness. Shayne is one of these very special people.

Produced entirely in-house, Love Has No Label premiered in the fall of 2021 with a grand exhibition and has been on the program of various film festivals around the world ever since.
Now it’s time for us to introduce the people whose personal stories made this project what it is today.

“Gender is a spectrum (…) It varies and it expands and that’s what society is learning at the moment”

In Shayne’s episode of Love Has No Label, he tells about growing up being labeled too feminine and why he’d label himself as the German Beyoncé.

When the idea of Love Has No Label was born, we wanted to challenge stereotypes to stop people putting others in boxes. And the best way to do this was showing what real diversity looks like. ​With Love Has No Label reaching a wider audience, it’s important to not to forget why we are doing all this, what we want to achieve. At our House of Love, our mission is to inspire people to break free and step into the light. Because it doesn’t matter where you came from, what you believe in or who you love – every human being deserves to feel visible, equal and accepted.