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Berlin Holocaust memorial for LGBTQIA+ victims vandalised

A memorial to LGBTQIA+ people who died during the Holocaust has been vandalised in Berlin. The Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism is dedicated to the systematic persecution of queer and trans people from 1933 to 1945. During this period, it is estimated that between 10,000 and 15,000 LGBTQIA+ people were sent to concentration camps. …

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German parliament commemorates LGBTQ Holocaust victims

The Bundestag yesterday officially recognised people persecuted and killed by the Nazis over their sexuality or gender identity during the annual Holocaust memorial commemoration in the lower house of the German Parliament. Nazi Germany murdered six million Jews during the Holocaust. The Nazis and their collaborators also murdered Soviet civilians and POWs, Roma, political and …

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Alleged Münster Pride killer fronts German court

The alleged Münster Pride killer appeared in a German court yesterday. The 20-year-old allegedly assaulted 25-year-old trans man Malte C during a Christopher Street Day parade a week ago. Malte died from his injuries on Friday. German media identified the man as Nuradi A., a rejected Russian asylum seeker. He is also described as a …

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Transgender man dies following assault during Pride march

A 25-year-old transgender man assaulted during a Pride march in Germany has died in hospital. Police said that Malte C intervened a week ago in support of women being abused by an onlooker at the Christopher Street Day parade. The attack happened in the western German city of Münster. Malte C stepped up to defend …

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Love is Halal: German mosque flies rainbow flag for Pride

A Berlin mosque yesterday unfurled a rainbow flag to mark Pride celebrations in Germany. Berlin’s culture minister and other dignitaries attended the ceremony at the start of Germany’s Pride month. Many worshippers at the Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque also wore stickers saying ‘Love is Halal’. The ceremony occurred just a week after a radicalised Islamist shot …

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Lesbian Holocaust survivor Margot Heuman dies aged 94

Margot Heuman, one of the few lesbian women to survive the Holocaust and testify about a same-sex relationship in a concentration camp, has died at 94. Heuman died on May 11 at an Arizona hospital, her son Dan told the New York Times. She’s survived by her two children, five grandchildren and one great-grandson. In …

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Gay Catholic priests staged a ‘mass coming out’ to protest church

More than 120 priests, officials and employees of the Catholic Church in Germany have outed themselves as LGBTIQ to protest discrimination so they can “live openly without fear” in the church. The group of 125 people included priests, religion teachers and administrative employees. They identified themselves as the supporters of a new initiative #OutInChurch calling …

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On this day December 19: Baron von Cramm departs Brisbane

On December 19 1937, Baron von Cramm, named ‘the most admired personality in the game’ by Brisbane’s Sunday Mail, boarded the mail train for Sydney after delighting Brisbanites in his local matches. The aristocratic German was tall, blond, handsome and fit AF. Adolf Hitler saw in him a walking, talking billboard for the Aryan master race. …

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And this is the news: Angela Merkel departs to Nina Hagen

‘This is again radio Yerevan with our news’. Following 16 years in the role, German Chancellor Angela Merkel departed to a soundtrack including a tune by Godmother of Punk, the legendary Nina Hagen.  Nina Hagen grew up in East Germany. Her first English language album NunSexMonkRock rocketed her into the pantheon of 80s punk stars. …

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Germany elects first two transgender MPs to country’s parliament

Two transgender women have made history in Germany after they were the first to be elected to the country’s parliament. Tessa Ganserer (left) and Nyke Slawik (right) both won seats Sunday while running for the Green Party. In the federal election, the centre-left Social Democrat Party narrowly beat Angela Merkel’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union, ending …

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