Germany to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage After Merkel Gives Her Blessing

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While Germany is progressive on a number of fronts, the issue of same-sex marriage has struggled to gain acceptance from the government. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party has always taken a more conservative stance, and thus far had been seen as one of the leading …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Schools Under Fire for Diversity, Equality and LGBT Teaching

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Our world is made up of all kinds of diverse people, whether it is the color of their skin, the ones they love, their interests and even the way they dress, but when schools try to embrace that diversity and individuality, their efforts can be drowned out by vocal protests. …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Feeling My Gay German Pride in the NYC Steuben Parade

By Rick Landman on Email

Why would a nice Jewish gay boy want to march in the NYC Steuben German-American Friendship Parade? First, I wanted to let more people know that Herr von Steuben, the Prussian American Revolutionary War hero, was gay. There are numerous books written about how George Washington didn’t care that Steuben …

Rick Landman
Rick Landman, is a gay son of two refugee Holocaust Survivors who is now a dual German American citizen, and marched in a Jewish contingent in the Steuben German-American Parade for 5 years. As an Attorney Emeritus, Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, Urban Planner, Licensed NYC Tour Guide, and longtime resident of Lower Manhattan, he is available to give NYC Walking Tours and Speaking Engagements on German, Jewish, Holocaust-related or LGBT history, and has a Blog on his website at www.infotrue.com and can be contacted at infotrue@yahoo.com.