Tuesday , 18 December 2018

Tag Archives: Germany

LGBTI activism, started by Ulrichs, is today a 149 years old

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs

On the 29 August, 1867 LGBTI activism was born when a journalist and jurist publicly came out and challenged the German Confederation to decriminalise anti-sodomy laws. This act, a 149 years ago, was a courageous and defining moment that would change our understanding of sexuality and human rights forever.  But how did we arrive to this moment?  Who was this ...

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Glasgow hosts European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation General Assembly

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  For the first time in its 28 year history, the European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF) congregated in Scotland this week for its annual full members’ meeting. There were updates from the organisers of EuroGames Helsinki 2016, World Out Games Miami 2017, and Gay Games Paris 2018. Amongst the many decisions taken during the Assembly was that the ...

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British press spin islamophobia after attack on trans women in Germany

Elisa and Jasmin image from N24

On the 18th of January, LGB, and transgender social media in particular, ignited with outrage as an assault on two transwomen in Dortmund, Germany, was reported by some online gay news websites and tabloid papers in a manner that assumed and highlighted that the perpetrators were Arab/Muslim refugees. The result of such reporting has been outrage and uproar on social ...

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