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GERMANY

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Equal/almost equal substitute nationally recognized
Adoption: Yes

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Have people in GERMANY assumed your HIV/AIDS status because of your sexual orientation?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

Yes, people think I have AIDS because I am gay (0 %) Yes, the government thinks sexual orientation and HIV or AIDS status is the same (14%) Yes (0 %) No (85%)

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Joerg Litwinschuh (user currently living in GERMANY) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex readers on 19/11/2011 +5
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Press Release: Magnus Hirschfeld Federal Foundation Established Release Date 10/11/2011 Upon the establishment of the Magnus Hirschfeld Federal Foundation, Federal Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger states: With Jörg Litwinschuh, the Magnus Hirschfeld Federal Foundation now has a face. The foundation can begin with its work. The research and education program of the new foundation will make an important contribution toward openness in society. In an open society, there must be no discrimination against people with different lifestyles. With the aim of eliminating discrimination and establishing equal status for people with homosexual lifestyles, the federal government is standing behind the work that the Magnus Hirschfeld Federal Foundation is now actually commencing. Background: Today, Federal Justice Minister Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger appointed the communications consultant Jörg Litwinschuh as Chair of the new Magnus Hirschfeld Federal Foundation. The former managing director of the Lesbian and Gay Association in Germany LSVD Berlin-Brandenburg and former head of its Integration and Migration Center comes from the Saarland. The Magnus Hirschfeld Federal Foundation is established under civil law as an independent foundation, and is based in Berlin. It has been granted an endowment of € 10 million. The statute provides the Chair with a fixed term of five years. Members of the Board of Trustees are nominated from the German Bundestag, five federal ministries and other members of civil society organizations. Through its education and research program, the new foundation is meant to counteract social discrimination against homosexual men and women in Germany. The injustices committed by the Nazis against homosexuals should be historically processed and documented. In addition, the life and work of the foundation's namesake Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) is to be scientifically researched and presented. The Berlin physician and sexologist was a pioneer of the gay rights movement and also dealt with issues of transgender and intersex. http://www.mh-stiftung.de
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Joerg Litwinschuh (user currently living in GERMANY) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex readers on 19/11/2011 +5
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Press Release: Magnus Hirschfeld Federal Foundation Established Release Date 10/11/2011 Upon the establishment of the Magnus Hirschfeld Federal Foundation, Federal Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger states: With Jörg Litwinschuh, the Magnus Hirschfeld Federal Foundation now has a face. The foundation can begin with its work. The research and education program of the new foundation will make an important contribution toward openness in society. In an open society, there must be no discrimination against people with different lifestyles. With the aim of eliminating discrimination and establishing equal status for people with homosexual lifestyles, the federal government is standing behind the work that the Magnus Hirschfeld Federal Foundation is now actually commencing. Background: Today, Federal Justice Minister Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger appointed the communications consultant Jörg Litwinschuh as Chair of the new Magnus Hirschfeld Federal Foundation. The former managing director of the Lesbian and Gay Association in Germany LSVD Berlin-Brandenburg and former head of its Integration and Migration Center comes from the Saarland. The Magnus Hirschfeld Federal Foundation is established under civil law as an independent foundation, and is based in Berlin. It has been granted an endowment of € 10 million. The statute provides the Chair with a fixed term of five years. Members of the Board of Trustees are nominated from the German Bundestag, five federal ministries and other members of civil society organizations. Through its education and research program, the new foundation is meant to counteract social discrimination against homosexual men and women in Germany. The injustices committed by the Nazis against homosexuals should be historically processed and documented. In addition, the life and work of the foundation's namesake Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) is to be scientifically researched and presented. The Berlin physician and sexologist was a pioneer of the gay rights movement and also dealt with issues of transgender and intersex. http://www.mh-stiftung.de
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