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Germany bans ‘gay conversion therapy’ for minors

Germany bans ‘gay conversion therapy’ for minors

Germany has banned so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’ for minors, as a growing number of countries review legislation regarding the controversial practice. German lawmakers voted on Thursday to prohibit so-called ‘conversion therapies’ for anyone aged under 18, but stopped short of an outright ban, with advertising or offering treatment carrying fines of 30,000 Euros, or up […]

IKEA and Microsoft urge Germany to relax gay blood ban

IKEA and Microsoft urge Germany to relax gay blood ban

A group of 13 companies, including IKEA and Microsoft, have called on the German government to relax a ban requiring gay and bisexual men to abstain from sex for a year before donating blood, as the coronavirus crisis puts pressure on supplies. The companies, which also included software group, SAP, and train operator, Deutsche Bahn, […]

Germany: Health minister submits law to ban conversion therapy

Germany: Health minister submits law to ban conversion therapy

Germany’s health minister submitted a draft law to ban so-called conversion therapy for minors on Monday, as a global movement, to end discredited practices aiming to change a person’s gender identity, or sexual orientation, gathers pace. The bill proposed by Jens Spahn, who is openly gay, would punish those carrying out conversion therapy on under-18s, […]

Berlin LGBT Tech Week – 9 to 13 September

Berlin LGBT Tech Week – 9 to 13 September

First Berlin LGBT+ Tech Week from 09 to 13 September 2019  400 tech talents from all over the world expected  Tech companies such as FlixMobility, Metronom, Spark Networks or Productsup are hosting Event program and tickets now available The global LGBT+ Tech Community UNICORNS IN TECH is organising the first Berlin LGBT+ Tech Week, from […]

Germany: Angela Merkel Protégé Criticised For Transgender Joke

Germany: Angela Merkel Protégé Criticised For Transgender Joke

(Reuters) – The leader of Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats (CDU), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, drew sharp criticism from her Social Democrat coalition partners on Wednesday, for poking fun at trans-gender people in a […]carnival speech. An outcry at the joke among her political foes, and some media, is the latest setback for Kramp-Karrenbauer, widely seen as the […]

Germany: Parliament approves ‘third gender’ option

Germany: Parliament approves ‘third gender’ option

(Reuters) – The German parliament has approved a third gender option on official documents for ‘intersex’ people, who do not identify as either male or female, and may be born with untypical sexual anatomy. The German government in August voted to introduce the third category of ‘various’, alongside male and female, on birth certificates and […]

Germany: Kiel TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL 2018 Awards

Germany: Kiel TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL 2018 Awards

Awards-Transgender Filmfest in Kiel 2018: This was the 6th Transgender Film Festival in Kiel, Germany, and despite the wonderful sunny weather, crowds of people came to the screenings. While A FANTASTIC WOMAN (EINE-FANTASTISCHE-FRAU) was favourite, the big surprise was VENUS, with most awards. http://www.transgender-film-festival.de You can see the various category winners below:

German Gay Film Festival Banned In Turkey, And Berlin Slams Ban

German Gay Film Festival Banned In Turkey, And Berlin Slams Ban

Authorities in Turkey’s capital banned a German gay film festival on Wednesday, the day before it was due to start, citing public safety and terrorism risks, according to Reuters. German Deputy Foreign Minister, Michael Roth, has criticized the ban by the Ankara Governor’s Office, on the LGBT film festival scheduled for November 16 and 17, […]

Germany: First Same-sex Marriage After 38 Years Together

Germany: First Same-sex Marriage After 38 Years Together

The first same-sex couples married in Germany on Sunday (October 1st) with several dozen couples tying the knot at civil registry offices opened specially to mark the coming into force of a law passed by parliament in June. Among them were Karl Kreile, 59, and Bodo Mende, 60, who became Germany’s first married gay couple, […]

Germany: Lawmakers Approve Same-sex Marriage In Landmark Vote

Germany: Lawmakers Approve Same-sex Marriage In Landmark Vote

(Reuters) – Germany’s parliament backed the legalisation of same-sex marriage today, (Friday 30th June), in a historic vote hailed by gay activists and leftist parties, but criticised by some in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling conservative bloc, and by the Catholic Church. The move brings Germany into line with many other European nations including France, Britain […]