Germany

LGBTI Rights in Germany


ADDED ON: 02/18/2019

German minister calls for ban on conversion therapy

The German health minister, Jens Spahn, has said that he will seek to ban “conversion therapies” that claim to change sexual orientation. “Homosexuality is not an illness, which is why it does…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2019

North Africa seen as unsafe for LGBT people: Rights Groups

The Bundesrat, Germany's upper house of parliament, is considering whether to recognize Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia as "safe countries of origin." Yet LGBT people are still persecuted in all three places.  Luise…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2019

Berlin’s monument to gay victims of the Holocaust vandalised.

Berlin’s memorial to homosexual people killed during the Holocaust has been vandalised. Local magazine Monopol reported that the structure had been vandalised with black paint with a political message being painted on…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2019

Holocaust Memorial Day: How the pink triangle became a symbol of gay rights

As the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday (January 27), PinkNews remembers all those in the LGBT+ community that were persecuted by the Nazis—and how the pink triangle, used to identify…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2019

Life of a gay migrant: Racism exists in the LGBT community too

Ireland may be known as the land of céad míle fáilte, but a report in the last months of 2018 suggests more needs to be done to make it a welcoming place…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2019

Stanford scholar explores the history of gay rights in Germany

Less than 80 years after roughly 6,000 gay men perished in Nazi concentration camps, Germany has become one of the countries mostly widely accepting of  lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2018

Gay Life in Berlin Is Starting to Echo a Darker Era

Germany has long been lauded for its liberal attitude toward sex. It recently passed laws allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt, and just became the first European country to legalize a third…

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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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