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“Being gay isn’t a lifestyle.”

In Baden-Württemberg, tens of thousands of supporters have signed an online petition against the topic of sexual diversity in school lessons. They protest against the supposed re-education of the students. The social psychologist Ulrich Klocke investigated the effects of a similar curriculum at Berlin schools in 2012. Mr. Klocke, how serious must one take the protest against the thematization of homosexuality in the classroom in Baden-Württemberg? Protest should always be taken seriously because it conceals fears. Here it is obviously the fear that the sexual orientation of young people could…

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Homosexuality at the 2018 Olympics

Many athletes openly live out their homosexuality at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Some of them are still being hostile to this. Pyeongchang – Gus Kenworthy called it “Silver linings”, a silver lining on the horizon. After breaking his thumb, he could very well participate in the freestyle competitions of the Olympic Games, the openly homosexual American announced on Twitter. “He’s keeping me from shaking hands with Mike Pence.” That was at least as important – Kenworthy and his US buddy Adam Rippon, also openly gay, figure skaters, consider…

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This is Germany’s first wedding magazine for gays.

What was unthinkable a few years ago is now a matter of course in 21 European countries: the legal recognition of homosexual marriages. Approximately 68,000 couples in Germany alone live together as same-sex cohabitation in one household, reports the Federal Statistical Office. About 15,000 of them are already officially “married”. Around 10,000 gay couples and a good 5,000 lesbian couples have registered their civil partnerships. Tendency: strongly rising. Legal progress in matters of inheritance law and pensions makes marriage increasingly attractive. “Homo couples want to set an example with their…

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How to talk about lesbians and gays

Discrimination starts with language. Often wrong words are not even malicious intent. Because the tolerance towards homosexuals has become great in our society. Legally, gays and lesbians are (almost) equal. But they are still discriminated against. The insults often lie in the way of expression. Sometimes they happen consciously, sometimes unconsciously. In its brochure “Schöner schreiben über Lesben und Schwule”, the Association of Lesbian and Gay Journalists has compiled the right terms and phrases that are either preferred or desired by homosexuals. NWZonline has selected the most important tips and…

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