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LGBTI Rights in Germany


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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ADDED ON: 05/24/2021

Germany’s quiet Catholic rebellion on gay blessings and women preachers

The church bells fade away, the organ starts playing and Father Jan Korditschke walks up to the altar to say Mass. It all looks like a very ordinary Sunday Catholic service. But…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2021

German authorities accused of revealing sexual orientation of asylum seekers

Lawyers working with the German Foreign Office have allegedly revealed the sexual identity of gay, lesbian and bisexual refugees to their home countries. The Lesbian and Gay Association of Germany (LSVD) referred…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2021

German churches bless same-sex couples in defiance of Vatican

A church in Germany has held the first of several historic Masses across the country to bless homosexual couples in the coming week, in defiance of a Vatican decree clarifying that such…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2021

Lesbian mothers flood German courts with demands for parenting rights

When Inga celebrated the birth of her first child with her wife Jenny, the last thing she expected in her bid to be recognised as the baby's second mother was a criminal…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2021

Lesbian parents in Germany move court for equal rights

When Inga celebrated the birth of her first child with her wife Jenny, the last thing she expected in her bid to be recognised as the baby's second mother was a criminal…

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