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  • Germany | Munich

    Homophobic attack at the Oktoberfest

    Two heterosexual friends walked arm in arm across the grounds – and were homophobically insulted and attacked by a group of ten men. Both friends suffered a slight concussion. According to the Munich evening newspaper ‘Abendzeitung’, the attackers shouted “Hey …

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  • Germany

    Refugees need more information about sexual diversity

    German sex educators and integration commissioners on Thursday called for increased sexual education measures for fugitives. At the conference on “Sexual Diversity and Flight”, one of the topics discussed was how to overcome existing prejudices.

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  • How LGBT-friendly is Europe?

    The European Commission’s Eurobarometer survey looks at the discrimination and social acceptance of LGBTI people throughout the European Union. The survey was carried out in May 2019 and the evaluation has now been published. How tolerant is Europe and what have been the developments since the last survey in 2015? Spartacus has selected the most relevant figures for you:

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  • Indonesia

    Indonesia’s president postpones vote for gay ban

    President Joko Widodo ordered that the newly formed House of Representatives vote on the planned law only at the beginning of October. The bill would make extramarital and thus homosexual sex a punishable offence. The controversial bill was originally supposed …

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  • Australia

    Video: SpartacusTV – Between Bondi Beach and Mardi Gras in Australia

    The illustrious Bondi Beach, the Gold Coast and the famous gay festival Mardi Gras in Sydney – this time, Ulli Pridat visits Australia! He gives you an insight into what gay tourists in Australia should not miss.

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  • Italy

    The “Lovers of Modena” were both men

    The discovery excited archaeologists in 2009 and spread around the world: two skeletons were found in Modena, Italy, buried hand in hand a long time ago. A symbol of eternal love, the media announced at that time. Now it has been determined: the skeletons were both men – and promptly they were deprived of their status as lovers.

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  • Netherlands | Amsterdam

    Rotterdam: Invitation to the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

    The cat’s out of the bag: It was announced that the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Rotterdam in 2020.

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  • A rainbow flag for Europe

    Political turbulence, a turn to the right, Brexit and increasing violence against LGBTs … It comes just at the right time: the rainbow flag of the EU stands for a united, tolerant Europe. It was designed by the citizens’ movement …

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  • Rammstein sends signals against homophobia

    The German band Rammstein often hits the front page with their tendency to provocation. As part of their tour through Eastern Europe, the musicians are currently taking a clear stand against homophobia.

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