Report: Trump admin to launch global effort to decriminalize homosexuality

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The Trump administration is launching a new initiative to encourage nations to decriminalize laws against homosexuality, according to NBC News.

The initiative is reportedly set to kick off Feb. 19 in Berlin, where the U.S. embassy is flying in LGBT activists from across Europe for a strategy dinner.

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Women tie the knot in Austria’s first same-sex marriage

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BERLIN (AP) | Two women have tied the knot in Austria’s first same-sex marriage, months after the country’s Constitutional Court ruled to legalize it.

Vienna’s city government said the wedding took place Oct. 12 at a registry office in the capital. Austrian media reported that the women who married at a private ceremony were one of the couples whose case prompted the court ruling in December.

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Tens of thousands in Berlin protest racism, discrimination

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BERLIN (AP) | Tens of thousands of people protested racism and discrimination Oct. 13 in Berlin, a demonstration that came amid rising concerns about Germany’s increasingly confident far right.

A wide range of groups, including pro-refugee, gay rights and Muslim organizations, backed the “Indivisible” protest in the heart of the German capital under the slogan “solidarity instead of exclusion — for an open and free society.”

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German teenager arrested in gay club bomb attack plan

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BERLIN (AP) | A German teenager has been arrested on suspicion he was planning an Islamic extremist bombing attack in the Frankfurt area, prosecutors said September 13.

Frankfurt prosecutors’ spokesman Sinan Akdogan told The Associated Press the 17-year-old was arrested by Hesse state police September 1 and ordered held by a judge on suspicion of preparing a serious act of violence.

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Germany celebrates 1st same-sex weddings after law change

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BERLIN (AP) – Germany celebrated its first same-sex weddings Sunday, after a new law came into force putting gay and lesbian couples on an equal legal footing with heterosexual couples.

Town halls in Berlin, Hamburg and elsewhere opened their doors to mark the event, made possible by a surprise vote in Parliament three months earlier.

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Fire at gay sauna in Berlin kills 3 men, injures 1

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BERLIN (AP)- German officials say three men have died and one was seriously injured in a fire at a gay sauna in Berlin.

The fire broke out Feb. 5 at the Steam Works club in the German capital’s Schoeneberg district. Berlin’s fire department said in a statement Monday that 25 people were able to escape the fire on their own.

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mad Theatre presents Cabaret

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Sexually progressive and politically relevant, Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical details the end of an era. A playful and profound depiction of the early days of the Nazi’s rise to power in Germany, Cabaret focuses on the free-spirited world of Berlin’s nightclub scene. As the characters struggle with questions of sexuality and survival, we ask how do art, love, and life endure when fascism is on the rise?

When aspiring American writer, Clifford Bradshaw, arrives in Berlin on New Year’s Eve 1930, he has no idea what awaits him. On a quest for inspiration, Bradshaw finds himself exploring Berlin’s luscious underworld where little is as it seems. Join the ladies, gentlemen, lady-bois, Emcee and, of course, Sally Bowles as they initiate Cliff into the realities of surviving in Berlin. In mad Theatre’s immersive production, audiences join performers to create the hottest nightclub in Weimar Berlin: the Kit Kat Klub. Wear your 1920s and early 30s costumes and get dolled up for a night on the town in Berlin!

Using historical cross-dressers and 1920s Berlin drag clubs as inspiration, mad Theatre’s gender-bending production reimagines musical favorites such as “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Mein Herr,” “Two Ladies,” and, of course, “Cabaret” in ways that are sure to satisfy fans of the originals and delight those seeking a new take on an old favorite.

Preshow Vintage Soirée
Put on your best 1920s and early ’30s glad rags and jitterbug on down to Berlin’s spiffiest juice joint. Hosted by Max, the owner of the Kit Kat Kat, the preshow vintage soiree will feature dancing to a ’20s inspired soundtrack from one hour before the show begins until the curtain. Get a wiggle on, grab a drink at the bar, and come down early to start your night right!

Tickets
General Admission
$25
Dress 1920s and early ’30s for early entry into the soirée.

VIP
$35
Onstage Table Seating
in the Kit Kat Klub during the show!
Very limited VIP seats (8) available
Includes reserved onstage table seating, early admission at 7:00 pm,
autographed show poster, and photo opportunity with members of the cast before the show.

mad Theatre presents Cabaret

By : Jamie Hyman
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Sexually progressive and politically relevant, Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical details the end of an era. A playful and profound depiction of the early days of the Nazi’s rise to power in Germany, Cabaret focuses on the free-spirited world of Berlin’s nightclub scene. As the characters struggle with questions of sexuality and survival, we ask how do art, love, and life endure when fascism is on the rise?

When aspiring American writer, Clifford Bradshaw, arrives in Berlin on New Year’s Eve 1930, he has no idea what awaits him. On a quest for inspiration, Bradshaw finds himself exploring Berlin’s luscious underworld where little is as it seems. Join the ladies, gentlemen, lady-bois, Emcee and, of course, Sally Bowles as they initiate Cliff into the realities of surviving in Berlin. In mad Theatre’s immersive production, audiences join performers to create the hottest nightclub in Weimar Berlin: the Kit Kat Klub. Wear your 1920s and early 30s costumes and get dolled up for a night on the town in Berlin!

Using historical cross-dressers and 1920s Berlin drag clubs as inspiration, mad Theatre’s gender-bending production reimagines musical favorites such as “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Mein Herr,” “Two Ladies,” and, of course, “Cabaret” in ways that are sure to satisfy fans of the originals and delight those seeking a new take on an old favorite.

Preshow Vintage Soirée
Put on your best 1920s and early ’30s glad rags and jitterbug on down to Berlin’s spiffiest juice joint. Hosted by Max, the owner of the Kit Kat Kat, the preshow vintage soiree will feature dancing to a ’20s inspired soundtrack from one hour before the show begins until the curtain. Get a wiggle on, grab a drink at the bar, and come down early to start your night right!

Tickets
General Admission
$25
Dress 1920s and early ’30s for early entry into the soirée.

VIP
$35
Onstage Table Seating
in the Kit Kat Klub during the show!
Very limited VIP seats (8) available
Includes reserved onstage table seating, early admission at 7:00 pm,
autographed show poster, and photo opportunity with members of the cast before the show.

German conservative party resists calls to embrace full gay marriage

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BERLIN (AP) – Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party are rejecting calls to embrace full-fledged marriage for gay couples following Irish voters’ decision to legalize it.

Same-sex couples in Germany have been able to enter civil unions that fall short of marriage since a center-left government introduced them in 2001.

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Former German footballer comes out, denounces Russian anti-gay policies

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BERLIN (AP) – A former World Cup player from Germany came out as gay on Wednesday, rebuking the Russian anti-gay law that threatens to tarnish next month’s Sochi Olympics and challenging the longstanding stigma against homosexuality in football.

With his announcement, Thomas Hitzlsperger became the biggest name in football to declare he is gay. He said he wants to help break down the prejudice against homosexuality that has long permeated the macho, testosterone-fueled culture of the world’s most popular sport.

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