24 April 2013
Germany: Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats banned from using Berlin Pride float due to equal marriage stance
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats won’t be allowed their normal float at this year's gay pride festival in Berlin.
22 April 2013
Video: German Football fans unite in demonstration against homophobia
Fans of a German football team coordinated efforts at a recent match, and demonstrated against homophobia in professional sport.
9 April 2013
Russia’s Vladimir Putin greeted by pro-LGBT topless protesters in Germany
Upon arriving in Germany for a trade visit, Russian President Vladimir Putin was greeted by angry LGBT protesters, including a topless rally from the feminist group Femen.
4 March 2013
Germany: Angela Merkel’s conservative party to hold off on gay tax rights amidst election fears
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party will not currently initiate further legislation to allow equal rights for gay couples, following a supreme court ruling which has caused controversy within her party.
25 February 2013
Germany: Angela Merkel’s party considers u-turn on same-sex tax perks
Leading members of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) are now considering a U-turn on policy on same-sex couples.
19 February 2013
Germany: Gay adoption laws strengthened for civil partners
Germany’s highest court ruled today that one member of a civil partnership should be able to adopt their partner’s stepchild or adopted child.
13 February 2013
Germany: Poll finds that 26% of voters would not back a gay Chancellor
A poll of German voters found that more than a quarter of those surveyed opposed both the idea of a gay Chancellor and the idea of an ethnic non-German Chancellor.
7 February 2013
Germany: Football Association sets up support group for gay players
A working group has been set up by the German Football Association in order to provide support for and prepare clubs to deal with the potential for gay footballers coming out.
12 December 2012
Study: Male gay fish behaviour found to turn on female fish
German scientists say they have found a tropical male fish that becomes more attractive to females when it displays same-sex behaviour.
4 December 2012
Germany: Angela Merkel faces party divide over tax breaks for gay couples
Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a divide within her ruling Christian Democratic Union party, over tax reliefs for gay couples, which have so far been reserved for married, straight, couples.
2 October 2012
Travel: Berlin on (more than) a bender
Bold, brash and brilliant.
14 September 2012
German gay footballers get support of Angela Merkel
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has become the latest high-profile figure to tell gay footballers that they should not have anything to fear in being open with their sexuality.
13 September 2012
German gay footballer refuses to come out because of safety fears
A top German footballer says he fears attacks from fans and even by other footballers if he goes public about his sexuality.
29 August 2012
Angela Merkel says no to equal tax laws for LGBT couples
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected calls to give to LGBT couples the tax breaks enjoyed by heterosexual married couples.
23 August 2012
Gay people biggest threat to Germany after euro crisis – says politician
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.”
7 August 2012
Germany: Call for equal tax benefits for gay couples
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.
28 June 2012
German court tells lesbian asylum seeker to hide identity in Iran
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.
25 April 2012
Germany: Gay golfers to return for eighth annual tournament later this year
Europe’s largest gay and lesbian golf tournament, the German-Rainbow-Open, will return for an eighth year this September.
3 April 2012
German football club bans fans for anti-gay sign
A German football club has banned fans who displayed a homophobic banner from the stands during a league match.