Queer has been established as a theoretical concept in the academic discourse in the last few years and has now arrived in certain parts of the German society in the form of queer practices. In this research project, queer appendages will be pointed out, potentials will be demonstrated, and trends will be questioned. The focus of our reflection will be on the reception of the body in queer theory and practice, because physiological determinations are frequently left out of the discussion. In this thesis, we will show different conceptions of the human body from three of the most significant feminist theoreticians, which lead us to the queer discourse. Consequently, we will discuss queer theory and practice. Afterwards, the hegemonial understanding of the body will be explained, critizised and advanced. Hence, we will discuss various historical conceptions of the body. The empirical part of this work consists in a photo-analysis of two selected queer magazines. We will end our thesis by discussing the subversive potential of different queer bodies.