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LGBTI Rights in Germany


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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ADDED ON: 05/05/2021

Hate crimes against LGBT+ people in Germany rise 36% in 2020

BERLIN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hate crimes against LGBT+ people increased by 36% in Germany in 2020, highlighting an increase in homophobic attacks and politically motivated violence in the country in recent…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2021

Hate crimes against LGBT+ people in Germany rise 36% in 2020

Hate crimes against LGBT+ people increased by 36% in Germany in 2020, highlighting an increase in homophobic attacks and politically motivated violence in the country in recent years, the government and campaigners…

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ADDED ON: 05/04/2021

Catholic parishes in Germany to include gay and lesbian couples in planned ‘blessing services for lovers’

Bonn (KNA) “Love wins” – that is the name of the initiative in which Catholic chaplains in parishes across Germany plan to invite people to “blessing services for lovers” on and around…

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ADDED ON: 04/25/2021

LGBTQ migration on the rise in Poland as homophobia deepens

For months, government ministers spewed vicious rhetoric about gay people. Trucks blasted anti-gay hate messages from loudspeakers on the streets of Poland’s cities. Finally fed up with an increasingly hostile environment for…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2021

German NGO files legal case against Chechen officials over anti-gay purges

Five officials from the inner circle of Chechnya’s autocratic leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, are the subject of a criminal complaint in Germany for crimes against humanity, in a legal attempt to seek justice…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2021

Germany bans surgery on intersex infants

Last month, German lawmakers voted to ban unnecessary surgeries on babies born with intersex characteristics. The legislation was officially adopted on March 25. While it makes Germany only the third country to…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2021

Germany now allows transgender, intersex police officers to serve openly

Julia Monro, a spokesperson for the German Association for Trans Identity and Intersex People (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transidentität und Intersexualität), in 2017 applied to become a police officer because she wanted to…

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