German-speaking Swiss TV Broadcasts a Gay Wedding ProposalVictoria, Australia: Ban on conversion therapies, but…Chiba (Japan): Municipal Civil Union for Homo- and Heterosexuals

German-speaking Swiss TV Broadcasts a Gay Wedding Proposal

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of April 6, 2019) Sven Epiney proposed marriage to his partner Michael Graber on March 31st, 2019 during the live broadcast of “Darf ich bitten?” on SRF 1, the first public television station in German-speaking Switzerland. Michael said yes, and the vast majority of German-speaking social networks welcomed this very unusual approach,…
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Victoria, Australia: Ban on conversion therapies, but…

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of February 11, 2019) Shortly before taking part in the Midsumma Pride March in Melbourne on February 3, 2019, Victoria's Prime Minister Dan Andrews promised that Victoria would be the first state in Australia to ban conversion therapies. Since, however, extensive consultations on this subject are still needed before a parliamentary bill…
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Chiba (Japan): Municipal Civil Union for Homo- and Heterosexuals

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of February 4, 2019) Toshihito Kumagai, mayor of the Japanese city of Chiba, issued the first “partnership certificates” for six unmarried couples on January 29, 2019. Chiba is the first Japanese city government to offer a registered partnership for both homosexual and heterosexual couples. Actually, the registered partnership in Chiba was supposed…
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