According to constitutional law, persons with diverse sexual orientations are welcome in Germany and they are treated equally! In fact, since 2006 an Anti-Discrimination Law has been in existence. Section 1 of the law reads as follows:
‘The aim of the law is to prevent or resolve discrimination on the grounds of Race (the term” race” is still used in a judicial sense, despite the negative implications associated with the word) or Ethnic Origin, Sexual Orientation, Religion or Belief, Disability, Age or Gender Identity.’
This means that homosexuals, for example, can obtain asylum in Germany even if they are being persecuted in their homeland on the basis of their sexual orientation,‘ if a serious violation of the most basic human rights is being shown’.
In Bremen people with diverse sexual orientations are welcome: no one is excluded from society or discriminated against because of their sexual orientation. All locations and services in Bremen are open to you! Furthermore, there are specific start up advice centres and meeting points, such as “Das Rat und Tat Zentrum” [an advice and information centre]. Some of these start up centres are listed under this heading, as well as answers to other specific questions.
Transsexual and transgender individuals are people who do not identify with the sexual status of ‘male’ or ‘female’ that was assigned to them at birth and/or whose general sense of self does not conform to the societal norms that are associated with their sex. Intersexual people, who find gender assignment difficult, are also included in this group.
Where can I obtain more information?
Legal advice is available for lesbians, gays and transgender refugees in various languages at the following site:
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