Germany

LGBTI Rights in Germany


ADDED ON: 10/01/2022

Germany amends asylum rules in favor of queer refugees

Germany will implement new rules beginning Saturday for processing asylum applications from LGBTQ persons, German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said. Faeser said Friday she wanted to better protect queer refugees and that…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2022

Transphobia in Germany: The danger of anti-queer attacks

Munster, Augsburg, Bremen: three German cities, three brutal attacks on queer people within the past three months. One of them ended in tragedy for Malte C.*, a transgender man who intervened to protect a group…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2022

Queer Hungarians in Berlin: ‘We can finally hold hands in public’

Over the past years, the situation for LGBTQ individuals in many EU countries has improved, even if often only haltingly. But Hungary is another story. There, homophobia and transphobia have become not…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2022

Man dies following ‘hate attack’ at LGBT+ pride event in Muenster

A 25-YEAR-OLD man has died from injuries suffered in an attack at a gay pride event in the western city of Muenster, prosecutors in Germany said. The victim, identified in German media…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

The First Gay Film: Different From the Others From 1919

The first known film with a gay love story was made more than 100 years ago. Greatly predating Brokeback Mountain, Making Love, and all the rest, the 1919 German film Different From…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2022

Gay man recounts escape from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

Imran Khan is a gay man from Afghanistan. An American soldier who texted him on Aug. 26, 2021, 11 days after the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, told him to go to…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2022

Ukraine president backs civil partnerships for same-sex couples

The president of Ukraine on Tuesday said he supports a civil partnership law for same-sex couples. Kyiv Pride backed a marriage equality petition that was submitted to Volodymyr Zelenskky on July 12 with more than…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2022

Europe’s Monkeypox Outbreak Sparks Fears of Anti-LGBTQ+ Backlash

LONDON, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — When Louis, a 29-year-old gay man, realised he had caught something "nasty", the doctor initially thought it was herpes. His symptoms started with a rash,…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2022

Berlin mosque flies rainbow flag in support of LGBTQ community

The Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque in Berlin said on Friday it was the first German mosque to fly the rainbow flag, a symbol of pride and diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2022

German soccer federation announces transgender players can choose their team

The German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V.) this week issued new regulations and rules governing all transgender, intersex and non-binary players. On Thursday the governing soccer body passed a new regulation that takes…

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ADDED ON: 05/30/2022

LGBTQ Ukrainians and Russians find solidarity in Berlin

Berlin, Germany – Having visited the German capital twice before, Polina Punegova, from the Russian port city of St Petersburg, had often told her Ukrainian partner Yulia Maznyk that she would love…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2022

As monkeypox cases grow, so do fears of a return of gay blame and stigma

BERLIN — As mysterious cases of a rare and ominously named virus began surfacing in Europe, Germany’s disease-control center quickly told people to be on the lookout. In a May 19 alert, the agency listed telltale…

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