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Lesben und Schwulenverband in Deutschland (LSVD) (Lesbian and Gay Asscoiation in Germany) is the largest civil rights organisation of homosexuals in Germany. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Image File history File links Gay_flag. ... World laws on homosexuality Same-sex unions in North America. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... The Death of Orpheus In Albrecht Dürers 1494 drawing, the banner hung in the tree reads: Orfeus der erst puseran (Orpheus, the first sodomite). The word puseran(t) derives from the Latin bulgarus from which come also the terms bugger in English and bougre in French. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ...

The association was founded in 1990 as gay association in the GDR by former opposition acitivists against the communist government. After the reunification, civil rights activists joined them. Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ...

The organisation became known throughot Germany for its campaign for gay marriage in 1992.

The organisation has a welfare branch, is working with ILGA on international human rights issues and had a lot of success in supporting equal rights for homosexuals and legal acknowledgement of same sex partnerships. The International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) is an international organization bringing together more than 400 lesbian and gay groups from around the world. ...


Prominent members

Manfred Bruns, Volker Beck, Eduard Stapel, Günter Dworek und Halina Bendkowski were prominent Persons in the Board of Directors. Prominent artists like Comic-Designer Ralf König, comedian Hella von Sinnen, regisseur Rosa von Praunheim and others are prominent indicidual members of the organisation. Volker Beck (12. ... Ralf König (* 8. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Board of directors

The actual Board Members are: Philipp Braun, Eduard Stapel, Günter Dworek, Manfred Bruns, Rebekka Schneider, Hartmut Schönknecht, Uta Kehr, Axel Hochrein, Axel Blumenthal, Antje Ferchau, Julia Borggräfe and Jacques Teyssier.

See also

For extensive information regarding legislation against homosexuality in Germany, see Paragraph 175. ...

External links

  • LSVD



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