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Berlin’s gay mayor Klaus Wowereit to resign

Berlin’s gay mayor Klaus Wowereit to resign

The world-famous politician has announced he will step down as Berlin mayor in December – his successor could be another gay politician. The 60-year-old told a news conference on Tuesday that he will leave the office voluntarily in the middle of his third term and that he is proud of his “contribution to the positive development of this city.“ The Social Democrat has been mayor of Berlin for 13 years, […]

Berlin names street after gay rights pioneer

Berlin names street after gay rights pioneer

After years of lobbying Berlin finally has a street to honour Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, maybe the first gay rights pioneer of the world. On Tuesday, a part of Einem Street was officially renamed to Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Street. Karl von Einem was Prussian war minister from 1903 until 1909. He demanded a prosecution of homosexual men and later supported the Nazis. Karl Heinrich Ulrichs on the other hand is seen […]

Berlin: Thousands protest russian anti-gay law

Berlin: Thousands protest russian anti-gay law

Over 5.000 protesters marched through the streets of Berlin on Saturday demanding an end to the russian law that bans gay “propaganda”. Protesters walked several kilometres through Berlin city centre to the Russian embassy, where speeches were held. The protest titled “Enough is enough” was organized by a group of friends and found huge support from Berlin’s gay scene and politicians. It was the biggest LGBT protest outside pride festivities […]

Meningitis vaccination recommend for gay men in Berlin

Meningitis vaccination recommend for gay men in Berlin

Berlin health authorities are asking gay men to get vaccinations against bacterial meningitis. In an unprecedented step, the city government of the German capital has recommended shots for homosexuals in Mid-July. The recommendation comes two weeks after the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reported three meningitis deaths in Berlin within the gay community, with a fourth young man lying in a coma. The men, all under 25 […]