Germany

LGBTI Rights in Germany


ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

Thousands march from Germany to Poland in powerfully symbolic cross-border LGBT+ rights protest

An LGBT+ rights protest at the Poland-Germany border has shone a light on the growing disparity between the two nations on queer issues. While Germany has progressed significantly on LGBT+ rights in…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2020

Berlin Film Festival to make awards gender neutral: Is it time to finally talk about just talent?

It’s been a while since we have been hearing who is the Best Actor and Best Actress — a clear demarcation in term of gender right there in the titles — at…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2020

Germany plans equal rights for lesbian co-mothers

A German parentage law package close to being submitted to cabinet would give a child born into a lesbian setting two mums, the biological mother and her female partner, German media reported…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2020

Germany reveals details of compensation plan for gay soldiers

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is working on a bill that would compensate soldiers in Germany's Bundeswehr military who have been discriminated against because of their homosexuality, RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) reported Saturday.…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2020

Germany to rehabilitate discriminated gay soldiers

Germany is planning to rehabilitate soldiers who were discriminated against in past years by being rejected for promotion or even fired from the army because of their homosexuality, the Defense Ministry announced.…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2020

Berlin holds substitute Pride parade

Despite the pandemic, over 3,500 protesters took to the streets of the German capital to support freedom for LGBT+ people. Activists said they wanted to bring attention to serious human rights threats…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2020

Russia ‘Ready’ for New Comedy on Gay Activists’ 1970s Soviet Visit, Producer Says

Oscar-nominated Russian producer Alexander Rodnyansky has announced a new television series based on the real-life story of a group of LGBT activists who visited the Soviet Union on a mistaken invitation. The…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2020

Germany becomes the fifth country in the world to ban conversion therapy

Germany has become the fifth country in the world to ban ‘conversion therapy’ of LGBT+ minors. The new vote in the Bundestag, Germany’s parliament, confirms a ban which the German government imposed…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2020

Minister defends Germany’s limited gay therapy ban

Germany’s ban on so-called gay conversion therapies needs to be robust enough to withstand court challenges, Health Minister Jens Spahn said in response to criticism that his proposed law would not protect…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2020

The Growing Threat of Accelorationists Worldwide

As the world is paralyzed by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), some violent non-state actors have welcomed the global pandemic as an opportunity to push their propaganda and ideology, and perhaps…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2020

Acting intelligence head Richard Grenell’s push to decriminalize homosexuality has yielded little

Donald Trump became the first president to name an openly gay person to a Cabinet-level position Wednesday when he announced that Richard Grenell would serve as his acting director of national intelligence.…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2020

Transgender Germans demand compensation for sterilization

When German authorities insisted Tsepo Bollwinkel get sterilized in order to be legally considered a man 25 years ago, he was “eager to follow the rules, even if they sounded insane”. Now…

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