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Added on: 08/31/2020
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…

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Added on: 08/22/2020
08/21/2020
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…

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Added on: 07/25/2020
07/24/2020
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,…

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Added on: 07/07/2020
07/06/2020
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…

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Added on: 06/29/2020
06/28/2020
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…

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Added on: 05/26/2020
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…

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Added on: 05/12/2020
05/11/2020
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…

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Added on: 05/08/2020
05/07/2020
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…

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Added on: 04/20/2020
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…

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Added on: 02/21/2020
02/20/2020
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…

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Added on: 01/01/2020
12/31/2019
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…

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Added on: 12/19/2019
12/18/2019
Germany moved a step closer to banning so-called gay “conversion therapies” on Wednesday, as the cabinet backed a law that would punish bogus practitioners with up to…

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Added on: 12/15/2019
12/15/2019
Bishops in Germany have declared that homosexuality is “normal” as the Catholic Church there begins reviewing certain reforms. The Commission for Marriage and Family of the German…

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Added on: 11/05/2019
11/04/2019
German Health Minister Jens Spahn unveiled a draft law on Monday that largely bans “conversion therapy” for LGBT+ people. The practice will be completely banned for all…

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Added on: 11/05/2019
11/03/2019
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, today’s eastern Europeans are fearful for the future of democracy, sceptical of government and the main political parties,…

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Added on: 09/14/2019
A surge in “chemsex” parties, where some people spend days getting high on drugs and having sex with scores of partners, is refuelling epidemics of HIV among…

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Added on: 08/15/2019
To the untrained eye, Skipper and Ping look like a typical king penguin couple. Standing side by side at the Berlin Zoo with their flippers touching, they…

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Added on: 08/05/2019
08/03/2019
Celebrations at Hamburg’s Pride Parade ground to a halt after one of the floats went up in flames. At least two people suffered smoke inhalation. Large LGBT+…

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Added on: 07/24/2019
07/23/2019
Germany is condemning the killing of a political activist in Russia and urging authorities to find out whether the crime was related to her advocacy of LGBT…

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Added on: 07/07/2019
07/07/2019
Hundreds of thousands of members of the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community and their allies flocked to Cologne on Sunday to take part in one…

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Added on: 06/13/2019
When Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif faced questions from foreign journalists on Monday in Tehran after a meeting with his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, he may…

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Added on: 06/11/2019
German Health Minister Jens Spahn announced his plan on Tuesday to ban so-called gay conversion therapy nationwide. Although the practice is not as common in Germany as…

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Added on: 06/03/2019
06/02/2019
This week’s entry: Karl Heinrich Ulrichs What it’s about: A man many see as the father of the gay rights movement. Ulrichs was a journalist and lawyer…

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Added on: 05/02/2019
05/01/2019
Sitting in my bedroom alone, a wave of fear washed over me. I was 12 years old, confused, and scared – I was beginning to realise I…

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Added on: 04/13/2019
04/12/20219
On April 18, 2016, Max walked down the hall at his high school in Bremen, a midsize city in Northern Germany. He opened the glass door of…

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Added on: 03/29/2019
Female Japanese footballer Shiho Shimoyamada has come out as gay and has encouraged other athletes to do the same before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The 24-year…

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Added on: 03/18/2019
03/13/2019
Germany has begun offering compensation to men who faced criminal investigations under historical anti-gay laws. The country extended compensation for LGBT+ people who faced oppression under authorities…

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Added on: 03/04/2019
03/03/2019
The CDU leader mocked the idea of gender-neutral bathrooms during a Carnival-themed program on public broadcaster SWR. Politicians and activists called the incident a “travesty.” Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer,…

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Added on: 03/03/2019
03/01/2019
LGBT people continue to face prejudice and discrimination in Germany as well. A 2017 study by the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency showed that 18.3 percent of Germans still…

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Added on: 02/23/2019
02/20/2019
U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell says the Trump administration has strong backing at home from Republicans and even religious conservatives for its push to end laws…