Germany

LGBTI Rights in Germany


ADDED ON: 02/21/2020

Acting intelligence head Richard Grenell’s push to decriminalize homosexuality has yielded little

Donald Trump became the first president to name an openly gay person to a Cabinet-level position Wednesday when he announced that Richard Grenell would serve as his acting director of national intelligence.…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2020

Transgender Germans demand compensation for sterilization

When German authorities insisted Tsepo Bollwinkel get sterilized in order to be legally considered a man 25 years ago, he was “eager to follow the rules, even if they sounded insane”. Now…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2019

Germany moves to ban gay ‘conversion therapies’

Germany moved a step closer to banning so-called gay “conversion therapies” on Wednesday, as the cabinet backed a law that would punish bogus practitioners with up to a year in prison. Activists…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2019

Bishops in Germany are declaring that homosexuality is “normal”

Bishops in Germany have declared that homosexuality is “normal” as the Catholic Church there begins reviewing certain reforms. The Commission for Marriage and Family of the German Bishops’ Conference agreed that homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2019

Germany plans to ban gay ‘conversion therapy’

German Health Minister Jens Spahn unveiled a draft law on Monday that largely bans "conversion therapy" for LGBT+ people. The practice will be completely banned for all youths under the age of…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2019

Poll reveals majority of eastern Europeans ‘fearful for democracy’

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, today’s eastern Europeans are fearful for the future of democracy, sceptical of government and the main political parties, and distrustful of the media,…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2019

Surge in chemsex parties arranged on ‘hook-up’ apps is fuelling fresh HIV epidemic in European cities, doctors warn

A surge in “chemsex” parties, where some people spend days getting high on drugs and having sex with scores of partners, is refuelling epidemics of HIV among gay men in European towns…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2019

G7 countries to increase Global Fund contributions

Germany, Italy and Canada have announced they will increase their contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France,…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2019

Same-sex penguin couples keep adopting eggs, and the Berlin Zoo is celebrating

To the untrained eye, Skipper and Ping look like a typical king penguin couple. Standing side by side at the Berlin Zoo with their flippers touching, they take turns carefully nestling an…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2019

Hamburg Pride Parade paused after fire breaks out

Celebrations at Hamburg's Pride Parade ground to a halt after one of the floats went up in flames. At least two people suffered smoke inhalation. Large LGBT+ marches were also being held…

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ADDED ON: 07/24/2019

Germany condemns killing of Russian LGBT activist

Germany is condemning the killing of a political activist in Russia and urging authorities to find out whether the crime was related to her advocacy of LGBT rights. Yelena Grigorieva's body was…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2019

Cologne celebrates Germany’s largest LGBT+ pride parade

Hundreds of thousands of members of the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community and their allies flocked to Cologne on Sunday to take part in one of Europe's largest pride parades.…

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