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Added on: 05/13/2024
BERLIN — Swiss Eurovision fans were getting ready Sunday to give a hero’s welcome to singer Nemo, who won the 68th Eurovision Song Contest with “The Code,” an operatic pop-rap…

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Added on: 04/29/2024
04/28/2024
A group of professional footballers from Germany will reportedly come out as gay next month before the final weekend of the season. According to German outlet Preussische…

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Added on: 04/15/2024
04/13/2024
German lawmakers voted Friday in favor of the Self-Determination Act, making it easier for transgender, intersex and non-binary people to change their gender entry at the country’s…

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Added on: 04/14/2024
04/13/2024
German lawmakers voted Friday in favor of the Self-Determination Act, making it easier for transgender, intersex and non-binary people to change their gender entry at the country’s…

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Added on: 04/13/2024
German lawmakers on Friday approved legislation that will make it easier for transgender, intersex and nonbinary people to change their name and gender in official records. The…

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Added on: 03/31/2024
03/30/2024
A forthcoming anthology by Berlin-based queer comic publisher Moom Comics illustrates the stories of older LGTBQ people. It aims to bridge the age gap. “I was 23…

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Added on: 03/18/2024
03/17/2024
Instagram has faced backlash for censoring a photograph of two gay dads holding their newborn baby, labelling the image as ‘graphic’ and sensitive’ content. Men Having Babies, an…

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Added on: 02/23/2024
02/22/2024
BERLIN, Jan 26 (OPENLY) – A severe shortage of HIV prevention drugs in Germany has sparked fears of a spike in infections over coming months, with doctors…

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Added on: 01/29/2024
01/28/2024
The transgender community in Germany faces an escalation in disinformation, primarily fueled by far-right groups amid attempts to pass the country’s Self-Determination Act. This legislative proposal, designed to ease the legal…

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Added on: 09/03/2023
09/02/2023
A friend of mine was pelted with eggs while marching at an event during Pride Month in Berlin last July. When I expressed my concern, he was…

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Added on: 09/01/2023
08/31/2023
Canada has updated its travel advisory to warn LGBTQ residents visiting the United States about local laws and policies that may “infringe on your human rights” amid…

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Added on: 08/15/2023
An unidentified vandal defaced a memorial to the LGBT victims of the Nazis in central Berlin with homophobic flyers and attempted to set fire to it, police…

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Added on: 08/10/2023
BERLIN (AP) — The German defense ministry said Tuesday that it has received 178 applications for compensation from gay servicepeople who experienced discrimination in the military in…

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Added on: 08/09/2023
08/08/2023
The German defense ministry said Tuesday that it has received 178 applications for compensation from gay servicepeople who experienced discrimination in the military in the past. The…

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Added on: 07/27/2023
07/26/2023
Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets of the German capital Berlin on Saturday in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) rights. The 45th Berlin Pride parade,…

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Added on: 07/24/2023
07/23/2023
BERLIN, July 23 (Reuters) – Prominent German LGBTQ+ rights activist Anastasia Biefang has expressed concerns about an increase in homophobic and anti-transgender violence and abuse in the…

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Added on: 07/03/2023
07/02/2023
Magnus Hirschfeld was a gay activist and doctor who established the first known transgender healthcare clinic in Berlin in 1919. The Institute for Sexual Science was a…

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Added on: 06/07/2023
In the fall of 2022, a German court heard an unusual case. It was a civil lawsuit that grew out of a feud on Twitter about whether…

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Added on: 05/23/2023
Poland’s embassy in Berlin says it is “appalled” by training material for teachers produced by a German government office that includes a section about a fictional Polish…

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Added on: 05/10/2023
The German government on Tuesday presented a proposal for a law that will make it easier for people to legally change their name and gender, ending decades-old…

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Added on: 04/08/2023
04/07/2023
Germany and France are joining the EU Commission’s infringement proceedings against Hungary over its anti-LGBTQ law, a German government spokesperson said Thursday. The European Commission referred Hungary…

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Added on: 04/04/2023
04/03/2023
As sports such as swimming and athletics bring in rules restricting, or even banning, participation for transgender women at the elite level of female sport, world football’s…

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Added on: 03/27/2023
BERLIN – Germany’s government agreed to simplify the administrative procedure for people wanting to change genders, a move long demanded by the LGBTQ community, a spokesman for…

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Added on: 03/11/2023
03/10/2023
The Synodal Assembly — which is focused on reforming the Church — adopted a paper in Frankfurt on Friday to allow for same-sex couples to have their…

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Added on: 02/17/2023
Spain on Thursday joined a small but growing club of nations that allow people to change their gender on their ID card through a simple administrative declaration. Several…

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Added on: 12/26/2022
12/25/2022
A Jewish man who lived through the horrors of the Holocaust has shared his heart-warming story of finally feeling able to come out as gay in his…

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Added on: 11/23/2022
11/22/2022
The Catholic Church in Germany has updated its labor laws to end discrimination based on sexuality. The amendment, passed on Tuesday, comes almost a year after 125…

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Added on: 11/19/2022
11/18/2022
The German government on Friday unveiled a plan to protect sexual and gender minorities from discrimination, including a bid to anchor their rights in the constitution. Sven…

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Added on: 11/05/2022
Germany’s Franciscan friars have elected an openly gay brother as their new leader, who becomes one of the most high-profile out LGBTQ+ church leader to date. The…

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Added on: 10/11/2022
10/10/2022
Bilgri was ordained in 1980 by Joseph Ratzinger, who became Pope Benedict XVI in 2005 and served as head of the Roman Catholic Church until February 2013….