21st February 2014
German court declines to rule on joint adoption by gay couples 11
1:13 PM — Germany’s highest court has refused to rule on allowing same-sex couples in civil partnerships the right to adopt children.
28th January 2014
Former Arsenal goalkeeper: Coming out ‘would be nuts’ because football ‘is a man’s sport’ 36
6:53 PM — Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann says gay footballers should stay in the closet.
17th January 2014
German former foreign minister tells Angela Merkel to ‘decide’ on equal marriage 10
12:35 PM — Germany's former foreign minister says Chancellor Angela Merkel should stop sitting on fence when it comes to equal marriage.
8th January 2014
Minister for Sport: Great that Thomas Hitzlsperger is out but homophobia causes too many to hide 6
4:47 PM — Minister for Sport and Equalities Helen Grant has praised former West Ham and German international Thomas Hitzlsperger for announcing that he’s gay.
Football stars Joey Barton and Gary Lineker praise Thomas Hitzlsperger for coming out 5
1:39 PM — Figures in the world of football are praising former West Ham player Thomas Hitzlsperger, over his decision to announce that he is gay.
2nd January 2014
Germany gets its first out lesbian cabinet minister 4
4:33 PM — In low key fashion, Germany's new Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks came out this week in a newspaper interview – making her the country's first openly lesbian cabinet member.
12th December 2013
German celebrities lock lips in GQ shoot to tackle homophobia 16
12:06 PM — Celebrities in Germany have made a simple stand against homophobia by kissing members of the same sex in a photoshoot for GQ.
10th December 2013
EU Commissioner: ‘Russia’s anti-gay laws means I will certainly not go to the Winter Olympics’ 8
5:35 PM — Europe's Commissioner for Justice, Citizenship and Fundamental Rights has announced that she will not be attending the 2014 Winter Olympics as she opposes Russia's anti-gay "propaganda" laws.
9th December 2013
Germany’s President snubs Sochi Winter Olympics 12
5:21 PM — German President Joachim Gauck is boycotting the Winter Olympics and will not travel to Russia next year.
29th November 2013
Gay German policeman kills and eats man after meeting on cannibal website 24
1:19 PM — A gay policeman in Germany has been arrested on suspicion of killing and chopping up a man he met on a cannibal website.
1st November 2013
Germany: First European state to introduce a third option for gender 3
1:58 PM — From today, Germany becomes the first country in Europe to give parents the choice to leave the child’s gender indeterminate on their birth certificate.
2nd October 2013
‘Rainbow’ German Winter Olympics uniforms seen as silent protest against Russian anti-gay law 24
1:46 PM — Germany has debuted its Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics uniforms, the rainbow design of which has prompted many to speculate whether they are meant as a silent protest against Russian anti-gay laws.
18th September 2013
Amnesty report shows Germany, Czech Republic and Italy poor against hate crime 5
10:43 AM — Amnesty International has launched a new report in Brussels on the state of homophobia and transphobia across the European Union.
12th September 2013
German football legend Oliver Kahn tells gay players: ‘Don’t come out’ 12
2:36 PM — German football legend Oliver Kahn has told gay footballers to keep their sexuality a secret, saying that he "wouldn't advise" them to come out.
5th September 2013
Where do each of the G20 countries stand on LGBT rights? 36
3:23 PM — Today 20 of the world's leading economies meet to discuss issues of global importance, the G20 summit is to take place in Russia which has found itself at the centre of an international storm of controversy over its law which bans the promotion of "non traditional" relationships.
1st September 2013
Germany: Thousands in Berlin protest against Russian anti-gay law 10
2:37 PM — Over 2,000 turned out to rally in the German capital Berlin yesterday against a law introduced in Russia in June which bans the promotion of "non-traditional relationships".
18th August 2013
Germany: Birth certificates to gain third gender option 19
11:34 AM — Germany will become the first country in Europe to introduce a third option for assigning gender on birth certificates, giving the choice to leave the space blank.
12th August 2013
German Foreign Minister: Treatment of gay people in Russia unacceptable 13
4:26 PM — German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has criticised Russia's treatment of gay people, branding it unacceptable.
1st August 2013
Germany: Drag queen campaigner sews mouth shut over Russian anti-gay laws 9
3:28 PM — An online video has made the rounds recently, depicting a German drag queen sewing up her mouth in protest of the controversial anti-gay laws and violence in Russia.
18th July 2013
Germany: Pamphlet advises gay football players to come out ‘quietly’ 11
6:13 PM — A new leaflet due to be issued by the German Football Association (DFB) is advising gay football players to come out at the end of the season in order to avoid media and public attention.