Germany

LGBTI Rights in Germany


ADDED ON: 06/29/2020

Berlin holds substitute Pride parade

Despite the pandemic, over 3,500 protesters took to the streets of the German capital to support freedom for LGBT+ people. Activists said they wanted to bring attention to serious human rights threats…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2020

Russia ‘Ready’ for New Comedy on Gay Activists’ 1970s Soviet Visit, Producer Says

Oscar-nominated Russian producer Alexander Rodnyansky has announced a new television series based on the real-life story of a group of LGBT activists who visited the Soviet Union on a mistaken invitation. The…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2020

Germany becomes the fifth country in the world to ban conversion therapy

Germany has become the fifth country in the world to ban ‘conversion therapy’ of LGBT+ minors. The new vote in the Bundestag, Germany’s parliament, confirms a ban which the German government imposed…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2020

Minister defends Germany’s limited gay therapy ban

Germany’s ban on so-called gay conversion therapies needs to be robust enough to withstand court challenges, Health Minister Jens Spahn said in response to criticism that his proposed law would not protect…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2020

The Growing Threat of Accelorationists Worldwide

As the world is paralyzed by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), some violent non-state actors have welcomed the global pandemic as an opportunity to push their propaganda and ideology, and perhaps…

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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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