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LGBTI Rights in Germany


ADDED ON: 10/02/2021

German Catholic Leaders Support Blessings for Gay Couples, Challenging Pope Francis

German Catholic bishops and lay leaders on Friday called for their church to bless same-sex relationships, challenging a Vatican ban on the practice. The move raised pressure on Pope Francis to respond…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2021

ANALYSIS-German election seen as paving way for transgender rights gains

BERLIN, Sept 27 (Openly) - The victory of Germany's Social Democrats and the election of the country's first openly transgender lawmakers has buoyed LGBT+ activists' hopes for gains on trans rights after…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2021

” Germany elects first two transgender women to parliament”

Two German politicians made history when they were elected to the country's parliament on Sunday. Tessa Ganserer and Nyke Slawik, both of the Greens party, are the first transgender women to win…

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ADDED ON: 09/22/2021

Berlin becomes a magnet for LGBT+ Poles fleeing homophobia at home

When conservative politicians started making anti-LGBT+ speeches on the campaign trail, Piotr Kalwaryjski, a gay man from western Poland, decided it was time to pack up and leave. Weeks after a 2019…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2021

Thousands protest for social justice, inclusion in Germany

Thousands of activists protested Saturday in Berlin for a more inclusive and progressive society, the German news agency dpa reported. Over 350 organizations including Amnesty International, Fridays for Future, pro-women rights and…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2021

Chinese Social Media Nationalists Attack LGBTQ Film Festival Run By Foreign Consulates

Nationalist users on Chinese social media platform Weibo have attacked foreign consulates in the southern capital of Guangzhou for seeking to “bring down China” with an LGBTQ film festival jointly hosted by…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2021

Poland attacks German justice system over fine for anti-gay article

Poland has accused Germany’s justice system of putting European standards at risk after a Cologne court fined a Polish theologian for an article describing gay people in the Catholic clergy as “parasites.”…

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ADDED ON: 07/26/2021

Berlin parade raises concerns over increase in LGBT+ hate crimes

Thousands of people took to the streets of Berlin on Saturday as revelers marched for LGBT+ rights on Christopher Street Day. The day commemorates riots that broke out in New York in…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2021

Crusade Against Hypocrisy Inspires First Transgender Candidate for German Bundestag

MUNICH (Reuters) - As the first transgender candidate for Germany's parliament, Tessa Ganserer doesn't mince words when it comes to identifying those responsible for the legislative prejudice that she believes LGBT+ voters…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2021

Germany’s Merkel criticises Hungary’s anti-LGBT bill

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday criticised Hungary's planned new law to ban the dissemination of materials in schools on homosexuality and gender change.

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2021

Fans make pro-LGBT protest at Germany-Hungary football game

Uefa blocked the Allianz Arena from lighting up in rainbow colours, due to an anti-gay law passed in Hungary. In protest, a spectator wearing a German shirt ran onto the pitch with…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2021

Euro 2020: Proposal to illuminate Munich arena in LGBT+ colors for visit of Hungary

Ahead of Germany's third Euro 2020 group game against Hungary in Munich on Wednesday, city councilors in the Bavarian capital have put forward a motion to have the arena illuminated in rainbow…

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