Two mothers not planned (daily newspaper Junge Welt)

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Legally disadvantaged: Gesa Teichert Akkermann (left) and Verena Akkermann with their daughter (Schellerten, January 12, 2021)

So-called marriage for everyone has existed in Germany since 2017. As parents, however, two married homosexuals do not have the same rights as heterosexual married couples. The higher regional court (OLG) Celle is currently dealing with the case of a family from Schellerten in Lower Saxony, after their applications were rejected in the first instance by the Hanover District Court and the Hildesheim District Court.

Gesa Teichert-Akkermann and her wife Verena Akkermann are fighting in court for both of them to be entered as mothers in their daughter’s birth certificate. According to the current legal situation, Akkermann, as a partner of the birth mother, is only open to the lengthy and unsafe procedure of stepchild adoption. From the couple’s point of view, this is “unconstitutional discrimination”. Because in the case of heterosexual married couples, the father is automatically entered in the birth certificate, even if the child was created with the help of a sperm donation, for example.

Both are supported by the Society for Freedom Rights. In the opinion of the association, which advocates the implementation of basic and human rights, the legal disadvantage of non-binary families is primarily at the expense of the children. Legally, the child only has one mother and therefore has no entitlement to maintenance, care or inheritance from its second mother. Akkermann even needs her wife’s power of attorney to visit the doctor with his daughter. A problem for tens of thousands of children in Germany who grow up in families that do not correspond to the image of the heterosexual nuclear family.

According to a spokesman for the Higher Regional Court, a decision by the Family Senate will be sent in writing in two to three weeks. If the court does not recognize Akkermann’s motherhood, the couple will take legal action – possibly with a constitutional complaint. The OLG Celle is not the first high court to deal with the parenting of a lesbian couple. In autumn 2018, the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) in Karlsruhe ruled that after the introduction of “marriage for all” a pair of women could not automatically become parents together. A reform of the law of parentage was necessary, it said at the time. The Bundestag has been discussing this for a number of years. Teichert-Akkermann criticized the opposite dpa: “So far there have only been Sunday speeches, but no adaptation of the laws.” (Dpa / jW)

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I know Hisham Salim, what he said about his son Nour, after he was accused of perversion

Nour, son of the artist Hisham Selim, sparked great controversy during the last period, especially after the announcement that he was transgender, and again when he appeared in a video clip wearing an earring in his ears, and he was accused of homosexuality after he appeared recently in his filming session with one of his friends.

And about the details of his son’s transformation, Hisham Selim said in previous television statements, that since the first day of birth, he knew that his son Nuri had a young body, and he was not surprised when he was told at the age of 18 that he wanted to do a sexual transformation.

And Hisham Selim added: In Egypt, we recognize either a man or a female, and we do not have experience in the middle stage of transformation, so I cannot address society to accept the matter because the matter is not easy.

For his part, Nour Ibn the artist Hisham Selim responded to the criticisms he faced after undergoing a filming session with one of his friends, accusing him of perversion, as his followers shared through the “Astori” feature on Instagram on his personal account, a video clip saying: “If everyone focused on himself.” The world will be much better. “

The son of the artist, Hisham Selim, added sarcastically in the video clip: “Everyone focuses on himself and lets the rest do what he wants .. I don’t know how I told you how many times I pictured with one of the people you say to me is gay, I don’t understand how .. everyone focuses on himself. “.

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Situation in Lesbos worsens (neue-deutschland.de)

Passau. According to Development Minister Gerd Müller (CSU), the situation in the Greek refugee camps has deteriorated further. After the destruction of the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos by fire, there was no improvement, Müller told the “Passauer Neue Presse”. “Everyone assumed that the terrible conditions after the fire would be improved, but unfortunately the reality is different.”

In September the previously largest refugee camp, Moria, burned down on Lesbos. As a result, a temporary tent camp was set up on the former military training area Kara Tepe. Currently 7300 people are accommodated there. In total, more than 17,000 people live in refugee camps on the Greek islands.

“The new Kara Tepe camp is obviously no better – on the contrary: Doctors Without Borders now had to start a tetanus vaccination campaign because babies are bitten by rats in wet tents,” explained Müller. “These are terrible conditions – in the middle of Europe.” The refugees are still facing the toughest winter weeks. It is particularly bad for the children who are born in refugee camps. “I spoke to African women who were raped on the run and who sat on the bare ground and waited for their children to be born. Without hygiene or medical care, “reported Müller from a visit to Moria in 2018.” This is not how life should begin. “

The CSU politician called for more engagement in the refugees’ countries of origin. It is right to better protect the EU’s external borders, but investments in the countries of origin are also necessary. AFP / nd

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Eduardo Antonio, Niurka’s ex-partner, declares himself homosexual

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A few years ago, Niurka Marcos maintained a relationship with the singer-songwriter Eduardo Antonio, famous for having composed the theme of the show Woman, Real life cases. Now, the singer revealed through his social networks that it is homosexual and even introduced her husband, for which she immediately received congratulations.

Eduardo Antonio, who almost 10 years ago had a relationship with the controversial Niurka, revealed to his followers on his social networks that he is homosexual. Through a image that he uploaded with his partner, the singer-songwriter showed that he is happily married.

This image shows Eduardo Antonio with her now husband, they both have one of their hands together and show their wedding rings to the camera. Without giving many details, the photo showed how in love and happy he is with his partner.

In another image uploaded to Instagram, the singer-songwriter is seen with her husband. According to the location, the photo was taken in Santiago, Chile; Eduardo Antonio accompanied the snapshot with a short message.

“Health and happiness for all. God bless you”.

The relationship between Niurka and Eduardo Antonio was involved in controversy, after the Cuban introduced her new partner to the media, both were highly criticized, especially the star.

Several people pointed out and made bad comments against the appearance of Eduardo Antonio, since they mentioned that he was very effeminate, so Niurka did not hesitate to defend him at all times.

However, in 2011 the couple separated, apparently it had been a consequence of the harsh criticism they had received.

PJG

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Hungary Bans Homosexual Adoption Policy

Right-wing government

Hungary wants to restrict homosexual rights

A constitutional amendment is intended to make it more difficult for same-sex couples to live together. The definition of public money is also being changed – making the fight against corruption more difficult.By Cathrin Kahlweit

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Cuba: enemies of the state with flags around their hips

ÜIn Cuba you don’t joke about your fatherland, and certainly no art that is not officially approved. Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara nevertheless dared and photographed himself with the Cuban flag in different poses. Among other things, tied around his hips while brushing his teeth. “Insult!” Commented the party organ “Granma”. The official guardians of good taste and decent art also intervened.

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Mainzer Straße: The avant-garde queens (neue-deutschland.de)

I ran around for hours wearing a gas mask to maintain some kind of communication between the houses, ”Bastian Krondorfer remembers on the morning hours of November 14, 1990. Pünktchen is certain that she“ put out some hand grenades ”. Nancy says: “I wasn’t involved in the riots myself.”

The evacuation of the 13 occupied houses on Mainzer Strasse in Berlin-Friedrichshain, which was carried out with brutal police violence that Wednesday 30 years ago, is still present in the memory of the radical left. In the summer of 1990 alone, the eastern part of Berlin counted almost 130 squats. The fact that of all these projects, Mainzer Straße in particular, is remembered is primarily due to its clearance.

Thousands of police officers, several special operations units, several water cannons, clearing tanks and helicopters, plus stun grenades and rubber bullets: the former West Berlin Senator for the Interior Erich Pätzold (SPD), whose police had taken command in the east of the city at the beginning of October, let himself be in his fight against the approximately 200 Squatters don’t slouch. At the end of the six and a half hour police operation, shortly before 1 p.m., Mainzer Strasse looked like a field of rubble, and the police were able to report: “Handing over the houses to those responsible”. This included the house at Mainzer Straße 4, the home of Bastian Krondorfer, Pünktchen, Nancy and a good 30 other gay autonomists and punks – the Tuntenhaus.

30 years later, Krondorfer, Pünktchen and Nancy meet for “nd” due to corona at an online conference. «We were in our mid-twenties and a big number in the occupation scene. Nothing went without Mainzer Strasse, and nothing in Mainzer Strasse without us, the Tuntenhaus, ”says Krondorfer, knowing full well that that sounds“ a bit arrogant ”.

There was no squatting group where someone from the queer house wasn’t on board. «We weren’t the shrill queens with the shrill parties. Okay, we were, too, ”says Krondorfer, who now works in the health sector. “But we had our fingers in everywhere and probably did a lot more for the movement as a whole than for our gay and lesbian particular interests.”

Now memories can be deceptive. Even Krondorfer, who thinks he can remember a lot, admits with a view to the day of the eviction: “I don’t remember exactly anymore, it was like a movie.” Opinions also differ about the condition of the house. “The side wing was not habitable,” says Pünktchen. “All rooms were habitable,” intervened Krondorfer. “There was pigeon droppings at the top. You couldn’t go in there. But we made up most of the rooms somehow, ”explains Nancy.

Beyond these detailed questions, the three of which are still joking about answering them correctly – “Yes”, “No”, “Yes” – Nancy and Pünktchen agree with their ex-co-occupier Krondorfer regarding the importance of the Tuntenhaus for Mainzer Straße. For example, negotiations with the Senate took place in the run-up to the eviction in house number 4, the radical left-wing communications center. The GDR civil rights activist Bärbel Bohley sat around in the kitchen of the Tuntenhaus and tried to mediate, as did Renate Künast from the Greens. “Yes, where else?” Say the three.

“We were avant-garde when it came to politics,” says Nancy, now a project manager in a volunteer agency. “These different levels of radicalism” were important to her. The overall appearance as left-wing extremists was therefore also to be understood as a double declaration of war: to the males in their own occupation scene and to the bourgeois homos in the gay scene. Nancy went on to say that you would have simply “poked fun at” everything and everyone, “and that so mercilessly that you laughed out loud.” The fact that the Tuntenhaus received a lot of attention at the time is also connected with the fact that “the political queen was something completely unfamiliar to many”. Men in women’s clothes, made up and decked out, all of this not only emphasized punk, but also anti-racist and anti-capitalist – that was provocative. “And we were extremely provocative,” says Nancy. Some of them always showed up at the occupier meetings “in the fumble”. “We used to pinch the straight men in the ass on a regular basis. Dot, you will remember! ” Pünktchen laughs.

Almost all of the house residents had previously lived in West Berlin, like Krondorfer and Pünktchen mainly in Kreuzberg. On May 1st, the day of the occupation, most of them had “crossed over” into the eastern part of the city, namely Mainzer Strasse. For many residents of the east, the squatters in general and the queens in particular were one thing above all else: crazy westerners. The mood? Sometimes friendly, sometimes disinterested, sometimes hostile. “You looked at each other with the other side,” reports Pünktchen. There were long-time residents, “they came by, stood there and looked at the street.”

Nancy, who was originally from Friedrichshain, soon looked too. Just different. «I thought to myself: Hey, I’ll go and have a look! And already I was at the plenary session. ” She was deeply impressed “by these autonomous, queer and gays” who were so radical. “When I said that I liked this lawless state, everyone thought it was great – and I moved in.” She was thus one of the few eastern queens.

These plenaries in general. For Bastian Krondorfer, half the year was one long plenary session. “I don’t mean that in a negative way. We often held plenary sessions with 30 people. That was good because it was about something. ” The defense of the street against neo-Nazi attacks played a role again and again, adds Nancy. The foghorn finally went off at a plenary session. «That was called the Nazi alarm. I was new to the house then and expected everyone to crawl under the table. But then a couple of guys peeled off their leather jackets, took clubs and headed for the door. I was blown away.” Krondorfer: “I wasn’t wearing a leather jacket, but a bomber jacket.” Nancy: “Then it was a bomber jacket.”

The neo-Nazis stopped their attacks “sometime in the summer,” says Krondorfer. Around the same time, West Berlin housing associations took control of the East Berlin municipal housing authorities, including the one responsible for Mainzer Straße. The days of the occupiers were numbered from now on. The western administrators had just as little interest in signing contracts and legalizing the occupations, as a large part of the autonomous people, even if, at least in the kitchen of the queer house, negotiated. Until the eviction. “I was only able to save a bag full of clothes,” remembers Pünktchen on November 14, 1990. “We were deeply traumatized for years afterwards,” says the make-up artist and performance actress.

Some residents moved into a “new” Tuntenhaus on Kastanienallee in Prenzlauer Berg, some withdrew. And today? What remains, says Nancy, is the realization “that from the edge, from a doubly delimited position, one can make radical politics and shape things. That shapes. “

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Hungary: Orban’s government wants to restrict homosexual rights – politics

The right-wing conservative Hungarian government has surprisingly introduced a series of constitutional amendments and laws that are likely to keep the opposition and civil society in suspense and also cause irritation in Brussels. The parliament, which is dominated by the ruling party Fidesz with a two-thirds majority, is expected to approve two paragraphs in the next few days in which the definition of family and children’s rights will be reformulated.

In contrast to the current version, it will be emphasized in future that “the mother is a woman and the father is a man”. This intensifies the rejection of same-sex couples living together as a family.

With a view to the rights of children, it should be written in the constitution that they have a “right to the gender identity with which they were born”, which, according to a law prohibiting gender change in birth certificates that was passed in May, the debate on gender issues has intensified. Adoptions by same-sex couples should be prevented.

The rationale for the constitutional amendments stated that “modern ideas that relativized traditional values” were cause for concern. “Timeless concepts that stem from the history of creation” are threatened. The constitution, which would be amended for the ninth time since 2011, emphasizes “Christian values ​​and the survival of the nation” as the basis of coexistence.

Change of electoral law to the detriment of the opposition

The definition of “public money” is also to be changed, which in future will only be defined as “income, expenditure and demands of the state”. This regulation is intended to increase the “transparency of the expenditure of state funds”; However, it could have the opposite effect, for example in the fight against corruption, because the financial resources of state-affiliated institutions and state-affiliated foundations would be withdrawn from public control.

Another change in the law was filed shortly before midnight on Tuesday, according to the parliament’s website; it concerns the right to vote. The opposition plans to run joint candidates in the upcoming parliamentary elections in electoral districts where it has a good chance of defeating Fidesz in 2022, while the cooperating parties want to run their own national lists. That would be made more difficult with the reform, because state lists should only be allowed if a party also puts up its own candidates in almost half of all constituencies.

The government also has one – from an EU perspective – positive change in the law on its list: in future, parliament is to have a say in the limitation of the state of emergency, which the government has been able to expand at its own discretion. There was massive resistance to this in Brussels. Hungary’s government recently declared a “state of danger” for the second time with reference to the Covid pandemic.

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Motive for gay hatred (neue-deutschland.de)

Four weeks after a murder in downtown Dresden, Saxon state politicians are increasingly assuming homophobia as a motive. On October 4, a 20-year-old who came to Germany from Syria in 2015 and was listed by the State Criminal Police Office as an Islamist threat from 2017 attacked two men with a knife, fatally injuring one and seriously injuring the other. This was “presumably out of religiously motivated gay hatred,” said Valentin Lippmann, interior expert for the Greens, in a recent debate in the state parliament. SPD colleague Albrecht Pallas saw an “anti-gay attack” that “affects the whole of society”.

Associations of homosexuals had complained that the apparent motive for the crime was not openly named by investigators and politicians. The Lesbian and Gay Association Germany (LSVD) spoke of “awkwardness and insensitivity”, which “trivializes violence”. The Berlin project Maneo, which supports victims of homophobic violence, emphasized that this can only be “fought if you explicitly name it”. Bastian Finke, head of Maneo, expressed the impression that the victim and motive should be made “invisible”.

Saxon investigators had refused to provide information on gay hatred as a possible motive. One does not comment on the sexual orientation of crime victims, Jürgen Schmieder, spokesman for the Dresden public prosecutor, recently told the press. The LSVD countered that for perpetrators of homophobic acts of violence, the sexual orientation of their victims was “not just insignificant, but central”. Katja Meier, Green Justice Minister of Saxony, wrote in the short message service Twitter: “To take a look at all the backgrounds and motives is the task of the investigations of the police and the Federal Prosecutor General. This has meanwhile taken over the investigation because of the “radical Islamist background of the crime”.

The motif was first discussed in public with a vigil on Sunday organized by the Dresden Christopher Street Day Association. There was also criticism of a conspicuous restraint on the part of politicians after the attack; there was talk of “bite resistance”. Pallas admitted in the state parliament that it was not until four weeks after the act to commemorate that it was “too late”. He also cited the statement by Juso boss Kevin Kühnert on the “uncomfortably conspicuous silence” of left-wing politicians on Islamist violence. It was “necessary to end this,” said Pallas. Lippmann declared that religious fanaticism was a “considerable threat to our free and open society.” You have to “talk about radical Islamism”. Kerstin Köditz, interior expert on the left, referred to hatred and fanaticism as triggers for attacks “in Vienna, Paris, Dresden, Hanau and Halle”. The former were perpetrated by Islamists, the latter two by right-wing extremists.

The debate in the state parliament was requested by the AfD, whose MP Sebastian Wippel complained that it was “not just about any gay hatred of an Islamist”. Lippmann, meanwhile, spoke of a “shabby sham debate.” The ideal of a non-free society propagated by radical Islamists is no different from that of the AfD. Köditz complained that the AfD wanted to “continue turning the spiral of hatred and violence”.

Saxony’s policy is examining possible failures by the security authorities. The perpetrator had finished a long prison sentence just days before the attack and was monitored by the police and the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, which did not prevent the crime. This fueled debates about the deportation of criminals to countries like Syria. Saxony’s CDU interior minister, Roland Wöller, announced yesterday that it would move forward again. Lippmann replied that a softening of the current ban on deportation was “not possible” with the Greens as coalition partners.

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