Germany

LGBTI Rights in Germany


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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ADDED ON: 06/13/2019

With the help of his boyfriend, a German reporter asked Iran’s foreign minister why the country executes people for being gay

When Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif faced questions from foreign journalists on Monday in Tehran after a meeting with his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, he may have expected some uncomfortable questions.…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2019

Germany: Gay conversion ‘therapy’ ban presented

German Health Minister Jens Spahn announced his plan on Tuesday to ban so-called gay conversion therapy nationwide. Although the practice is not as common in Germany as it is in other nations,…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2019

This lawyer helped pioneer the gay rights movement in late-1800s Germany

This week’s entry: Karl Heinrich Ulrichs What it’s about: A man many see as the father of the gay rights movement. Ulrichs was a journalist and lawyer who campaigned for gay rights…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2019

My LGBT-friendly mosque saved me from being radicalised’

Sitting in my bedroom alone, a wave of fear washed over me. I was 12 years old, confused, and scared – I was beginning to realise I was gay. My dad was…

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ADDED ON: 04/13/2019

One Man Is Allegedly Targeting Gay German Teenagers In A Sweeping Harassment Campaign

On April 18, 2016, Max walked down the hall at his high school in Bremen, a midsize city in Northern Germany. He opened the glass door of a small office and saw…

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ADDED ON: 03/29/2019

Japanese footballer comes out as gay and encourages others to do the same before Tokyo 2020

Female Japanese footballer Shiho Shimoyamada has come out as gay and has encouraged other athletes to do the same before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The 24-year old plays for SV Meppen,…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2019

Germany pays compensation to people investigated under anti-gay laws

Germany has begun offering compensation to men who faced criminal investigations under historical anti-gay laws. The country extended compensation for LGBT+ people who faced oppression under authorities in both East and West…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2019

Merkel successor Kramp-Karrenbauer under fire for anti-LGBT joke

The CDU leader mocked the idea of gender-neutral bathrooms during a Carnival-themed program on public broadcaster SWR. Politicians and activists called the incident a "travesty." Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's hand-picked…

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