Category Archives: Society

Malta Legalizes Same-sex Marriage

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of July 20, 2017) On July 12, 2017, the Maltese Parliament adopted a bill on same-sex marriage and adoption in third reading and almost unanimously. Back in April of 2014, the parliament had voted for same-sex unions and child adoption by same-sex partners, and in December of 2016, two LGBT-friendly bills had…
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Robert Millar Becomes Philippa York – or: A Successful Transition

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of July 12, 2017) Many people will still remember Scottish cyclist Robert Millar who won many prizes in the 1980ies. Only recently, female sport reporter Philippa York announced in a Cyclingnews article that she used to be Robert Millar before. On the occasion of this year’s Tour de France, Philippa York recently…
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Germany: Rehabilitation of Gay Men Punished Between 1945 and 1994

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of June 23, 2017) The German Bundestag (lower chamber of parliament) unanimously voted for a bill aiming to rehabilitate gay men who were convicted according to article 175 of the penal code and based on their homosexuality. The article goes back to 1872 and classifies any “unnatural sexual act” (no matter whether…
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