Germany

LGBT Rights in Germany


ADDED ON: 12/16/2018

Germany adds ‘diverse’ as a gender to birth register

The German parliament was forced by the courts to make "diverse" an option on the birth register. Critics are split on whether the law goes too far, or not far enough.  Germans…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2018

Documenta 14 Participants Address Killing of LGBTQI+ Activist in Open Letters to Greek Leaders

More than 140 artists and higher-ups from the Documenta 14 quinquennial, which occurred in Athens and Kassel, Germany, last year, sent two letters to Greek officials yesterday. The letters—addressed to Giorgos Kaminis,…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2018

Students at German Catholic School Protest for Gay Teacher

Around 600 pupils protested Thursday against their school's decision not to hire a gay teacher at the Gymnasium Mariengarden, a private high school in the town of Borken in western Germany. The…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2018

LGBT-friendly Berlin Mosque Deradicalises Muslim Youth

Tugay Sarac was just 15 when he first talked about travelling from Germany to Syria to fight for Islamic State. But unlike his friends at the time, Sarac had turned to radical…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2018

Sex? Male, Female, ‘Diverse’: Germany Approves Third-Gender Option

"Diverse" - the new third-gender option that Germany has approved for official identification records including birth certificates - means "other" or "various" and can be reversed at any point. The pioneer bill passed by…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2018

LGBTQ+ Germans Reveal Life of Insults with #MeQueer

LGBTQ+ people in Germany are sweeping Twitter with the hashtag #MeQueer, exposing how difficult life can still be in the country. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, pansexual and queer people are using…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

Germany has Approved Plans to Legally Recognise a Third Gender

Germany’s government has approved plans to introduce a third gender on official forms. In November, the highest court in the country ruled in favour of an intersex person and ordered the Parliament to legally…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2018

Is Berlin’s Gay Population Experiencing a Backlash?

It started on a drizzly June day in 1979, when 500 people holding home-made signs marched past surprised West Berliners. On Saturday, half a million people are expected to brave 33-degree heat…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Germany’s Far-Right Youth Feels Unwelcome at LGBTI Pride in Berlin

The youth wing of Germany’s anti-establishment far-right party has complained that the organizers of Berlin Pride blocked it from participating in the LGBT community’s biggest annual celebration. The Alternative for Germany (AfD)…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

AfD Youth Wing Furious Over Berlin Pride Parade Ban

The youth wing of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has complained after being denied a stall at this year’s Berlin Pride event, Christopher Street Day (CSD), saying it has been unfairly…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2018

Gay Conversion Therapy’s Disturbing 19th-Century Origins

In 1899, a German psychiatrist electrified the audience at a conference on hypnosis with a bold claim: He had turned a gay man straight. All it took was 45 hypnosis sessions and a…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2018

German President Apologizes to LGBT Community for Decades of Injustice

Germany's president has asked the LGBT community for forgiveness for decades of suffering and injustice they endured as a result of repressive laws in Germany in the Nazi era and after World…

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