Will German Officials Boycott Sochi Paralympics Due To Ukraine Crisis?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Sochi Paralympic Winter Games are set to begin on Friday in Russia, and while Germany has decided to still send their athletes to participate, there is the question of whether or not government officials will be boycotting the games over the crisis in Ukraine by not attending themselves. Several news …

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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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To Sochi, or Not to Sochi… What is the Real Question?

By Rick Landman on Email

While some are debating whether it is more productive to boycott the Russian 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi due to Russia’s homophobic policies, or to participate and hope for a “Jesse Owens” moment, I would like to look at the issue from an American-German historical perspective. Being a dual German …

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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.

Are Germany’s 2014 Winter Olympic Uniforms A Sign of Bad Fashion Taste or a Political Statement?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

As soon as Germany revealed their official uniforms for their participating athletes in the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the internet went ablaze with speculation on whether or not they were making a political statement against the recent “anti-gay” legislation passed in Russia.  Others wondered if Germany has …

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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