Mistrust and Hate: The Frightening New Lives of Homosexuals in Uganda

Mistrust and Hate: The Frightening New Lives of Homosexuals in Uganda

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 17, 2014

On Feb. 24, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a law allowing for life sentences for homosexuals. Since then, members of the country's gay and lesbian community have been going into hiding or leaving the country. Western pressure has been ineffective. By Jan Puhl in Kampala, Uganda more... Comment ]

Hidden Homophobia: Is Germany Really as Liberal as It Seems?

Hidden Homophobia: Is Germany Really as Liberal as It Seems?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 13, 2014

Germany last week celebrated the coming out of former professional football player Thomas Hitzlsperger. But discrimination remains a fact of life for gays and lesbians in the country. How truly liberal is German society? By Anna Kistner, Dirk Kurbjuweit, Ann-Katrin Müller and Simone Salden more... Comment ]

World from Berlin: President's Sochi Boycott 'Sets an Example'

World from Berlin: President's Sochi Boycott 'Sets an Example'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 09, 2013

German President Joachim Gauck's office has informed the Kremlin he will not be attending the Sochi Olympics in February. German newspapers view his protest of Russian human rights violations as a moral decision by the German head of state. more...

Russian Drag Queen: Boycotting Sochi Winter Olympics Is Wrong

Russian Drag Queen: Boycotting Sochi Winter Olympics Is Wrong

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 19, 2013

A number of organizations and celebrities are calling for a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics to protest harsh anti-gay policies in Russia. But a drag queen in Sochi, the host city, explains why it would be wrong. By Matthias Schepp more... Comment ]

Shelter in Europe: Court Orders Asylum for Persecuted Gays

Shelter in Europe: Court Orders Asylum for Persecuted Gays

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 07, 2013

An EU court ruled Thursday that gays and lesbians persecuted in other countries have the right to asylum in Europe, as long as they fulfill certain conditions. The decision came in a case involving three African men seeking safe haven in the Netherlands. more... Comment ]

Colorful Statement? Germany's Olympic Uniform Seen as 'Pro-Gay'

Colorful Statement? Germany's Olympic Uniform Seen as 'Pro-Gay'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 02, 2013

Germany's new outfits for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi have been interpreted by many as a silent protest against Russia's anti-gay laws, but the German Olympic Sports Confederation disputes it. more... Comment ]

AIDS Turning Point: 'A Cure Is Possible'

AIDS Turning Point: 'A Cure Is Possible'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 06, 2013

In recent years, a spate of findings have shown that HIV can essentially be eradicated in some patients. Now scientists are scrambling to finally find a cure that could drastically change the lives of millions of people worldwide. By Christoph Behrens and Veronika Hackenbroch more... Comment ]

Pedophile Alliance: An Uncomfortable Past for Gay Rights

Pedophile Alliance: An Uncomfortable Past for Gay Rights

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 29, 2013

In the 1980s, gay rights groups in Germany formed an alliance with pedophiles who advocated the legalization of sex with minors. It's a dark period few care to talk about now. By Ann-Katrin Müller more... Comment ]

Anti-Gay Law: Shunning Sochi Hurts Olympians, Merkel Says

Anti-Gay Law: Shunning Sochi Hurts Olympians, Merkel Says

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 19, 2013

Russia's new anti-gay "propaganda" law has some Western leaders considering a boycott of the Winter Olympics there next year. But German Chancellor Merkel says such a move would only harm athletes. more... Comment ]

Gay Comments: Pope Francis Not as Liberal as He Seems

Gay Comments: Pope Francis Not as Liberal as He Seems

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 31, 2013

Pope Francis has sparked enthusiasm with his call for greater tolerance toward gays. But it's too soon to celebrate, says theologian David Berger. The pope's warning not to engage in gay propaganda puts him on par with homophobes like Russian President Vladimir Putin, he contends. more... Comment ]