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. …

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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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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 …

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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.

Must Watch: German Singer’s Music Video Against Homophobia

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Maksim Reimer, an up-and-coming singer, songwriter and violinist in the German music scene, has been gearing up to release his debut album with his band in the Fall, but after the tragic shooting in Orlando, decided to release his music video for the song You Found Me (Against Homophobia) early and …

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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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Germany Annuls Old Law Convictions of 50,000 Gay Men

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany announced on Wednesday that the estimated 50,000 men that were convicted under the Nazi-era law criminalizing homosexuality, known as Article 175, will have their criminal record annulled 22 years after the law was officially stripped from the books.

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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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Deutsche Bank Says ‘Nein’ To North Carolina Discrimination, Freezes Hiring

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Deutsche Bank announced on Tuesday that they would be adding themselves to the already growing list of companies cutting ties with North Carolina after the state passed legislation that would effectively eliminate anti discrimination protections against LGBT individuals.

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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LGBT Germany Makes Its Debut

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

We are pleased to announce that LGBTGermany.com, the latest site joining the German Pulse family, has officially gone live! Our vision for bringing a new side of the German culture to an American audience goes far beyond just this site. In the future we plan on tackling areas that have seen …

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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Announcing LGBT Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Latest Addition to the German Pulse Family When we set out to create German Pulse in 2011, our goal was to re-imagine the German-American cultural landscape to better reflect the Germany that exists today. Our vision is large and as our site continues to grow and attract new users, …

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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Exhibit On Nazi Persecution Of Homosexuals In NYC

By Rick Landman on Email

NAZI PERSECUTION OF HOMOSEXUALS (1933-1945) EXHIBIT AT THE MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE, NYC UNTIL OCTOBER 2, 2015 As a teenager, I used to ponder over the question of whether the Nazis would have picked me up before they came for my family; if I was born in their generation. My …

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.

Berlin Museum Opens Exhibit Looking Back At 150 Years of Gay History

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

As LGBT Pride Month wraps up at the end of June, Berlin’s German Historical Museum is opening up an exhibit that presents a comprehensive look at 150 years of the history and culture of homosexuality. The exhibit, “homosexuality_ies“, has been four years in the making as a project between the German Historical Museum …

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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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After Landslide Victory in Ireland, German Political Leaders Put Pressure on Merkel to Further LGBT Rights

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Over the weekend, Irish voters overwhelmingly voiced their support for legalizing gay marriage in their country with 62.1 percent voting in favor of the referendum. It was a historic moment all throughout Europe and now key German political leaders are looking to put extra pressure on Angela Merkel to further …

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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