23rd August 2012
Gay people biggest threat to Germany after euro crisis – says politician 84
8:23 PM — A senior member of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats Union (CDU) party has ignited a storm of controversy after saying the country’s future “lies in the hands of families [and] not in same-sex partnerships.”
7th August 2012
Germany: Call for equal tax benefits for gay couples 18
5:35 PM — Members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party, the Christian Democratic Union, have called for gay couples in civil unions the same tax breaks as married couples.
28th June 2012
German court tells lesbian asylum seeker to hide identity in Iran 23
5:49 PM — A German court rejected the asylum application of Samira Ghorbani Danesh, an Iranian lesbian refugee who fled Iran in 2009, with the justification that she can hide her homosexuality in Iran and avoid criminal penalties.
25th April 2012
Germany: Gay golfers to return for eighth annual tournament later this year
10:10 AM — Europe’s largest gay and lesbian golf tournament, the German-Rainbow-Open, will return for an eighth year this September.
3rd April 2012
German football club bans fans for anti-gay sign 7
10:19 AM — A German football club has banned fans who displayed a homophobic banner from the stands during a league match.
22nd March 2012
Agency apologises for ‘tofu is gay meat’ ad concept 43
10:08 AM — An idea for a German restaurant advert dubbing tofu 'gay meat' has gone viral in the country after it was discovered on a branding competition website.
13th March 2012
German gun clubs vote against ‘crowning’ partners of gay champions 34
12:41 PM — German gun clubs say they will no longer crown gay couples at annual ceremonies for their top shooters after a champion gunman's male partner had to be named 'queen' last year.
5th March 2012
President of Belarus would rather be ‘a dictator than gay’ 58
12:35 PM — The president of Belarus has responded to German criticisms of his government's human rights record and accusations of a dictatorship in the land-locked European state by saying it is 'better to be a dictator than gay'.
18th January 2012
German FA head: Gay players should have ‘courage’ to come out 24
12:43 PM — The head of the German Football Association has again urged gay professional football players to come out. Theo Zwanziger spoke during a discussion on Tuesday at the Sportschule Hennef, which was centered on sexuality within professional sports.
20th September 2011
Video: US airman comes out to his father live on YouTube 48
11:02 PM — On the day that President Obama finally ended the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' ban on openly gay people serving in the US military, a young airman came out to his father via the telephone and broadcast a webcam recording of the event on YouTube.
31st May 2011
New memorial to gay holocaust victims to be built in Munich 96
2:38 PM — The German city of Munich, where the Nazis raided gay bars in the early days of the Third Reich, is to have a new memorial dedicated to the gay and lesbian victims of the holocaust.
16th November 2010
German funeral home hopes to cater for gay send-offs 5
1:43 PM — A funeral home in Cologne, Germany, caters for gay people with a "sensitive" service and rainbow coffins. Königsfeld & Brandl is run by Thomas Brandl, 32, and Michael Königsfeld, 34, who themselves are a gay couple.
15th November 2010
Gay vultures split up by zookeepers 16
2:31 PM — A pair of gay vultures at a zoo in Germany will be split up so one can be mated with a female. The male couple, both 14, have been building a nest together for the past few months.
12th November 2010
German footballer Mario Gomez says gay players should come out 1
12:01 PM — Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has urged gay footballers to come out of the closet. The player told German magazine Bunte that homosexuality was a "taboo topic" in sport, Die Zeit reports
8th November 2010
Travel companies ‘need to do more to be gay-friendly’ 16
7:12 PM — Although plenty of travel companies now advertise themselves as being gay-friendly, a survey shows that many need to do more to justify the claim.
22nd October 2010
Iraqi LGBT celebrates fifth birthday with London charity night
4:29 PM — Aid group Iraqi LGBT is to hold a fundraising night in central London next week. The group is celebrating five years of supporting persecuted LGBT Iraqis and claims to have helped save the lives of 100 people.
Facebook ads can ‘out’ gay users 12
1:56 PM — Facebook 'outs' gay users through some of its targeted ads, researchers have discovered. They found that some ads which were completely neutral to sexual orientation (such as a nursing degree at a Florida medical college) were targeted exclusively at gay man.
27th August 2010
A year on from Tel Aviv shootings, young survivors visit Berlin memorial
4:06 PM — A year after the shootings at a Tel Aviv LGBT youth centre in which two young people died, over a dozen teenagers who were present at the attack have undertaken an organised trip to Germany.
26th May 2010
Former German spy jailed for sharing state secrets with gay lover 4
1:06 PM — In Munich today, a former German spy was sentenced to two years and three months in prison for sharing top-secret information with his boyfriend, a Macedonian interpreter who he met while on a clandestine mission to Kosovo for the German BND Intelligence Service in 2005.
23rd December 2009
Head of Russian Orthodox Church condemns discrimination against gays 28
4:09 PM — The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has said that although homosexuality is still a sin, gay people must not be discriminated against.