Finland | Helsinki

Northern light

Finland’s creative capital Helsinkin was declared World Design Capital 2012. Gay Pride is celebrated there in June.



Netherlands | 25.10.2020

Oh dear penguin: Gay couple commits egg theft

In a zoo in the Netherlands, the desire for children of a gay penguin couple became so great that they stole not only the eggs but the whole nest of their neighbors. Tragically, the eggs did not hatch despite loving care. And there is a good reason why.


Israel | 24.10.2020

Rabbi: “Jewish law does not prohibit same-sex couples from starting a family”.

Binyamin “Benny” Lau (59), a prominent Orthodox rabbi from Israel published a statement in support of same-sex couples. The title is: “It is not good for man to be alone: Relationships and family for the sons and daughters of the LGBT community”. In it he emphasizes: “Jewish law does not prohibit members of the community from raising children and starting a family.


Germany | 23.10.2020

Social Distancing extreme in Great Britain: No One-Night-Stand

The Covid-19 measures in Great Britain have been further intensified. In London, warning level two has been reached, which means that all private contact between strangers is prohibited. Also an overnight stay with fleeting acquaintances.


Russia | 22.10.2020

Russian legislators cut off anti-queer amendment to constitution

Good news from Russia – for a change. A government commission and the Human Rights Council took a clear stand against amendments to the country’s Family Code that would have once again banned equal treatment of marriage and same-sex adoption – and legally wiped out transgender people.¬†Will the law now fail in the Duma?


Italy | 21.10.2020

Revolution in the Vatican: Pope Francis demands civil partnership

In the monastery Mater Ecclesiae today the earth is said to have shaken. Here lives with Joseph Ratzinger, the emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, one of the most powerful opponents of reforms of the sexual doctrine in the Roman Catholic Church.


Israel | 21.10.2020

Israel discovers trans*rights: Facilitations and a government committee

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had often expressed his intention to help the trans* community, but for years hardly anything had happened. But for some months now, it seems, the problems have been seriously addressed.