Germany

LGBTI Rights in Germany


ADDED ON: 08/21/2018

Sex? Male, Female, ‘Diverse’: Germany Approves Third-Gender Option

"Diverse" - the new third-gender option that Germany has approved for official identification records including birth certificates - means "other" or "various" and can be reversed at any point. The pioneer bill passed by…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2018

LGBTQ+ Germans Reveal Life of Insults with #MeQueer

LGBTQ+ people in Germany are sweeping Twitter with the hashtag #MeQueer, exposing how difficult life can still be in the country. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, pansexual and queer people are using…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

Germany has Approved Plans to Legally Recognise a Third Gender

Germany’s government has approved plans to introduce a third gender on official forms. In November, the highest court in the country ruled in favour of an intersex person and ordered the Parliament to legally…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2018

Is Berlin’s Gay Population Experiencing a Backlash?

It started on a drizzly June day in 1979, when 500 people holding home-made signs marched past surprised West Berliners. On Saturday, half a million people are expected to brave 33-degree heat…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Germany’s Far-Right Youth Feels Unwelcome at LGBTI Pride in Berlin

The youth wing of Germany’s anti-establishment far-right party has complained that the organizers of Berlin Pride blocked it from participating in the LGBT community’s biggest annual celebration. The Alternative for Germany (AfD)…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

AfD Youth Wing Furious Over Berlin Pride Parade Ban

The youth wing of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has complained after being denied a stall at this year’s Berlin Pride event, Christopher Street Day (CSD), saying it has been unfairly…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2018

Gay Conversion Therapy’s Disturbing 19th-Century Origins

In 1899, a German psychiatrist electrified the audience at a conference on hypnosis with a bold claim: He had turned a gay man straight. All it took was 45 hypnosis sessions and a…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2018

German President Apologizes to LGBT Community for Decades of Injustice

Germany's president has asked the LGBT community for forgiveness for decades of suffering and injustice they endured as a result of repressive laws in Germany in the Nazi era and after World…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2018

String of Homophobic Attacks in Berlin’s Neukölln Worries LGBTI Community

In each of the previous four months people have been violently assaulted in Berlin’s Neukölln district because of their sexuality. The queer community is now trying to raise awareness of the issue.…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2018

Alice Weidel: German Court Sides with AfD Leader in Facebook Suit

A court in Hamburg ruled in favor of Alice Weidel, a senior politician of the far-right AfD party, who sued Facebook over an insulting comment published by a user on their platform.…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2018

LGBT Journalist Escapes Russian Courts, Arrives in Germany

Khudoberdi Nurmatov, a journalist and LGBT activist who was detained by Russian authorities last year for violating migration laws, was granted court permission to go to Germany after he faced deportation back…

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