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Added on: 07/08/2021
MUNICH (Reuters) – As the first transgender candidate for Germany’s parliament, Tessa Ganserer doesn’t mince words when it comes to identifying those responsible for the legislative prejudice…

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Added on: 06/25/2021
06/25/2021
BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday criticised Hungary’s planned new law to ban the dissemination of materials in schools on homosexuality and gender change….

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Added on: 06/24/2021
06/24/2021
Uefa blocked the Allianz Arena from lighting up in rainbow colours, due to an anti-gay law passed in Hungary. In protest, a spectator wearing a German shirt…

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Added on: 06/20/2021
Ahead of Germany’s third Euro 2020 group game against Hungary in Munich on Wednesday, city councilors in the Bavarian capital have put forward a motion to have…

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Added on: 05/24/2021
05/23/2021
The church bells fade away, the organ starts playing and Father Jan Korditschke walks up to the altar to say Mass. It all looks like a very…

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Added on: 05/22/2021
Lawyers working with the German Foreign Office have allegedly revealed the sexual identity of gay, lesbian and bisexual refugees to their home countries. The Lesbian and Gay…

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Added on: 05/12/2021
A church in Germany has held the first of several historic Masses across the country to bless homosexual couples in the coming week, in defiance of a…

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Added on: 05/09/2021
When Inga celebrated the birth of her first child with her wife Jenny, the last thing she expected in her bid to be recognised as the baby’s…

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Added on: 05/08/2021
When Inga celebrated the birth of her first child with her wife Jenny, the last thing she expected in her bid to be recognised as the baby’s…

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Added on: 05/05/2021
05/04/2021
BERLIN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Hate crimes against LGBT+ people increased by 36% in Germany in 2020, highlighting an increase in homophobic attacks and politically motivated violence…

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Added on: 05/05/2021
05/04/2021
Hate crimes against LGBT+ people increased by 36% in Germany in 2020, highlighting an increase in homophobic attacks and politically motivated violence in the country in recent…

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Added on: 05/04/2021
Bonn (KNA) “Love wins” – that is the name of the initiative in which Catholic chaplains in parishes across Germany plan to invite people to “blessing services…

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Added on: 04/25/2021
For months, government ministers spewed vicious rhetoric about gay people. Trucks blasted anti-gay hate messages from loudspeakers on the streets of Poland’s cities. Finally fed up with…

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Added on: 04/19/2021
04/18/2021
Five officials from the inner circle of Chechnya’s autocratic leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, are the subject of a criminal complaint in Germany for crimes against humanity, in a…

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Added on: 04/10/2021
Last month, German lawmakers voted to ban unnecessary surgeries on babies born with intersex characteristics. The legislation was officially adopted on March 25. While it makes Germany…

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Added on: 03/27/2021
3/26/21
Germany has banned unnecessary surgeries on babies who are born intersex, neither clearly male or female, but critics warned on Friday that the new law could easily…

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Added on: 03/23/2021
03/22/20201
More than 230 professors of Catholic theology in Germany and other countries where German is spoken have signed a statement protesting the Vatican’s recent pronouncement that priests…

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Added on: 03/05/2021
03/03/2021
Calls have been made to ensure nurses across Europe are trained to be “compassionate and culturally aware” towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people, after new…

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Added on: 02/18/2021
02/17/2021
Over 800 footballers have signed up to a campaign by a German football magazine aimed at offering support to LGBTQ players. But World Cup winner Philipp Lahm…

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Added on: 02/05/2021
02/05/2021
A group of 185 LGBT German actors staged a mass coming-out in a national newspaper on Friday in an appeal for more diversity in the worlds of…

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Added on: 02/05/2021
In the 1920s and 1930s of buttoned-up Britain, homosexuality was an illicit act, and would remain that way until 1967 when the law changed in England and…

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Added on: 01/05/2021
01/04/2021
The head of the German bishops’ conference, George Bätzing, has called on the catholic church to alter its teachings on LGBTQ+ people. In an interview with the…

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Added on: 12/31/2020
10/02/2020
The far-right Proud Boys group, whom Donald Trump refused to denounce this week, have been linked to assaults on protesters, white supremacist organizing, the spread of Covid…

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Added on: 12/29/2020
12/28/2020
“Degrading, expensive and illogical” — that is how one trans* person described her experience of legally changing her gender in Germany. Felicia Rolletschke is one of many…

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Added on: 12/23/2020
12/22/2020
As the first COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out around the world, HIV/AIDS experts and advocates have sought to reassure those living with HIV that they can safely…

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Added on: 11/28/2020
Gays who faced discrimination in the German military will receive financial compensation and have their records cleared, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet decided this week in an attempt…

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Added on: 10/10/2020
10/09/2020
Liebig34, an “anarcho-queer-feminist” housing project in Berlin, has been cleared of residents following a contentious eviction involving around 1,500 police officers. Officers from eight German states, including…

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Added on: 09/21/2020
09/21/2020
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leadership hopeful Friedrich Merz came under fire on Monday for a response he gave when questioned on whether he could imagine Germany having…

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Added on: 09/11/2020
09/10/2020
Few interviews have received such media attention in Hungary recently as that given by Germany’s Europe Minister Michael Roth. In the interview with t-online, published on August…

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Added on: 09/08/2020
09/07/2020
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…