Germany

LGBTI Rights in Germany


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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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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