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LGBTI Rights in Germany


ADDED ON: 01/05/2021

Head of German Bishops calls for church reform on LGBTQ+ teachings

The head of the German bishops’ conference, George Bätzing, has called on the catholic church to alter its teachings on LGBTQ+ people. In an interview with the magazine, Herder Korrespondenz, Bishop Bätzing…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2020

The data scientist exposing US white supremacists: ‘This is how you fight Nazis’

The far-right Proud Boys group, whom Donald Trump refused to denounce this week, have been linked to assaults on protesters, white supremacist organizing, the spread of Covid misinformation and other threats against…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2020

Germany’s Transgender Law seen as ‘archaic, degrading’

"Degrading, expensive and illogical" — that is how one trans* person described her experience of legally changing her gender in Germany. Felicia Rolletschke is one of many activists who is fighting for…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2020

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for people living with HIV?

As the first COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out around the world, HIV/AIDS experts and advocates have sought to reassure those living with HIV that they can safely get the coronavirus vaccination. Some…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2020

Gay veterans in Germany to be eligible for compensation as nation deals with past discrimination

Gays who faced discrimination in the German military will receive financial compensation and have their records cleared, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet decided this week in an attempt to address decades of mistreatment.…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2020

Anarcho-queer-feminist housing project forcibly evicted after three decades

Liebig34, an “anarcho-queer-feminist” housing project in Berlin, has been cleared of residents following a contentious eviction involving around 1,500 police officers. Officers from eight German states, including specialist units, descended on Liebigstrasse…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

Germany: CDU leadership hopeful slammed for comments on homosexuality

Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leadership hopeful Friedrich Merz came under fire on Monday for a response he gave when questioned on whether he could imagine Germany having a homosexual chancellor. Merz, a…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2020

ANTISEMITISM CREEPS BACK AS HUNGARY AND POLAND FAIL TO DRAW RED LINES

Few interviews have received such media attention in Hungary recently as that given by Germany’s Europe Minister Michael Roth. In the interview with t-online, published on August 21, Roth warned that Poland…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

Thousands march from Germany to Poland in powerfully symbolic cross-border LGBT+ rights protest

An LGBT+ rights protest at the Poland-Germany border has shone a light on the growing disparity between the two nations on queer issues. While Germany has progressed significantly on LGBT+ rights in…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2020

Berlin Film Festival to make awards gender neutral: Is it time to finally talk about just talent?

It’s been a while since we have been hearing who is the Best Actor and Best Actress — a clear demarcation in term of gender right there in the titles — at…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2020

Germany plans equal rights for lesbian co-mothers

A German parentage law package close to being submitted to cabinet would give a child born into a lesbian setting two mums, the biological mother and her female partner, German media reported…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2020

Germany reveals details of compensation plan for gay soldiers

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is working on a bill that would compensate soldiers in Germany's Bundeswehr military who have been discriminated against because of their homosexuality, RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) reported Saturday.…

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