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LGBTI Rights in Germany


ADDED ON: 04/14/2022

Germany approves rainbow flags on ministry buildings for LGBT events

Germany says it has authorised raising the rainbow flag at federal government buildings to mark Pride marches or global LGBT+ events. The Interior Ministry confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that flying the…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2022

TikTok censoring LGBTQ, Nazi terms in Germany: report

TikTok has been running a questionable word-filtering system in Germany, according to a report by German public broadcasters. The popular Chinese-owned social network has been blocking posts that contain German-language words relating to Nazis, LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2022

When Communism was Queer.

Cuba is considering a new family code that could allow marriage equality for the first time in the communist nation. In the last year, the Cuban health ministry unfurled an enormous rainbow…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2022

How Did the German Church Become the Leaders of Catholic LGBTQ Equality?

Over the past few years, members of the LGBTQ Catholic community around the globe have been watching how Germany’s church leaders, organizations, and laity are leading the way on progressive measures for…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2022

LGBTI Asylum Seekers Suffer Double Discrimination in Europe

Members of the LGBTI community which are looking for asylum in different countries of Europe are facing some difficulties, including double discrimination even in countries that rank high for positive LGBT legislative…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2022

German Bishops Back the LGBT Campaign.

Several German bishops have praised the extensive LGBT media campaign involving German priests and church workers, accusing the Catholic Church of advocating “defamatory” teachings on “gender and sexuality.” The teaching of the…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2022

Holocaust Remembrance Day: How are Nazi Germany’s LGBT+ victims commemorated across Europe?

Today (27 January) marks the International Day of Holocaust Remembrance, an occasion to commemorate the victims — especially European Jews, the main targets of Nazi oppression — who were persecuted and murdered…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2022

Germany appoints first LGBTQ rights commissioner

Accepting his new position on January 5, Green Party politician Sven Lehmann said "everyone should be able to live freely, safely, and with equal rights." In the newly created role of "Federal…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2021

Germany Bible museum puts on play presenting Jesus as transgender, weeks before Christmas

A Bible museum in Germany set up an exhibit claiming that there are LGBTQ themes in biblical studies, and hosted a play that presents a transgender Jesus Christ as a male who…

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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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