Germany

LGBTI Rights in Germany


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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ADDED ON: 04/14/2022

Germany approves rainbow flags on ministry buildings for LGBT events

Germany says it has authorised raising the rainbow flag at federal government buildings to mark Pride marches or global LGBT+ events. The Interior Ministry confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that flying the…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2022

TikTok censoring LGBTQ, Nazi terms in Germany: report

TikTok has been running a questionable word-filtering system in Germany, according to a report by German public broadcasters. The popular Chinese-owned social network has been blocking posts that contain German-language words relating to Nazis, LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2022

When Communism was Queer.

Cuba is considering a new family code that could allow marriage equality for the first time in the communist nation. In the last year, the Cuban health ministry unfurled an enormous rainbow…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2022

How Did the German Church Become the Leaders of Catholic LGBTQ Equality?

Over the past few years, members of the LGBTQ Catholic community around the globe have been watching how Germany’s church leaders, organizations, and laity are leading the way on progressive measures for…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2022

LGBTI Asylum Seekers Suffer Double Discrimination in Europe

Members of the LGBTI community which are looking for asylum in different countries of Europe are facing some difficulties, including double discrimination even in countries that rank high for positive LGBT legislative…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2022

German Bishops Back the LGBT Campaign.

Several German bishops have praised the extensive LGBT media campaign involving German priests and church workers, accusing the Catholic Church of advocating “defamatory” teachings on “gender and sexuality.” The teaching of the…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2022

Holocaust Remembrance Day: How are Nazi Germany’s LGBT+ victims commemorated across Europe?

Today (27 January) marks the International Day of Holocaust Remembrance, an occasion to commemorate the victims — especially European Jews, the main targets of Nazi oppression — who were persecuted and murdered…

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