Category Archives: Society

Marriage for Everyone – finally!

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of October 3, 2017) On this past October 1st, 2017, former German representative Volker Beck (Green Party), who had fought for LGBT equality and rights for many years, married his longtime companion Adrian Petkov in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Marriage for Everyone came into effect two days ago, and many gay and lesbian couples celebrated…
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France: Petition Against Discrimination of HIV-positive People

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of September 30, 2017) Based on an initiative by entrepreneur Camille Genton, a French petition with 150 (more or less well known) subscribers asks for “real, complete and comprehensive equality in opportunities and treatment” of HIV-positive people. The essential demands are a “right to forget” and absolute non-discrimination. The petition was signed…
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From Charice Pempengco to Jake Zyrus: A Moving Transition

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of September 20, 2017) Her name was Charice Pempengco, and she became known internationally as a singer and an actor, playing Sunshine Corazon in the US TV series Glee. His name is Jake Zyrus, and he is a singer, too. In fact, both persons are identical – a transgender man whose transition…
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