Tag Archives: Berlin

GERMANY: Hundreds Of Nazis March In Berlin [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Neo-Nazis marched in the streets of Berlin on Saturday as counter-protesters assembled to meet them, a week after a white supremacist rally turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia. Helmeted police in riot gear stood guard as right-wing demonstrators converged on the German capital to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler’s deputy. Convicted at ...

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BERLIN: Fire At Gay Sauna Kills Three

Germany’s The Local reports: A fire broke out at a sauna club in west Berlin on Sunday evening, tragically costing the lives of three men who were inside at the time. A fourth man was brought to hospital with suspected smoke intoxication, a spokesperson for the fire service said. But the spokesperson ruled out the possibility of further victims. The ...

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EUROPE: Multi-Nation Manhunt Launched For 24 Year-Old Tunisian Suspect In Berlin Terror Attack

The BBC reports: A manhunt is under way across Europe’s Schengen states after prosecutors identified a suspect in the lorry attack on a Berlin Christmas market. A warrant was issued at midnight. Details were not given but media reports say the suspect is a Tunisian man named only as Anis A, born in 1992. His residence permit was found in ...

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BERLIN: Truck Plows Through Market In Possible Terror Attack, At Least Nine Killed, Dozens Injured [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: At least nine people have been killed and many more were injured, according to German police, after a truck ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin. The vehicle, a large black Scania articulated lorry, ran into the market outside the landmark Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church on Monday evening. Local reports cited police at the scene who said ...

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WIKIFIZZLE: Julian Assange’s Much-Heralded Berlin Press Conference Produces No “October Surprise”

The Hill reports: A Tuesday morning WikiLeaks press event in Berlin did not produce an “#OctoberSurprise” to derail the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign that many had expected. “I’ve seen the internet and I understand there is enormous expectation in the United States,” said WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange via video conference at the event, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the document-leaking ...

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GERMANY: First Major LGBT Refugee Center Opens

As reported here several times, LGBT refugees from Syria and other nations continue to face abuse and violence in Europe’s burgeoning refugee centers. Yesterday authorities in Germany did something about it. Via The Local: Germany will on Tuesday open a shelter for homosexual refugees with space for more than 120 people, the association behind the project said. Speaking at a ...

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BERLIN: Grindr “Art Project” Roils Locals

A Dutch artist is sitting in a Berlin gayborhood storefront where he is live-streaming photos and chats with unsuspecting local Grindr users to giant video screens in the window. Some of these men, perhaps unsurprisingly, are furious. Via Gay Star News: The project is called Wanna Play? But many Grindr users don’t consider the art playful, some consider it to ...

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BERLIN: Gay Mayor To Retire

Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit is retiring after 13 years. For years, Wowereit had enjoyed popularity far beyond the capital’s borders, not least thanks to a deft turn of phrase and considerable fearlessness in the face of the tabloid media. “I’m gay and that’s OK,” he casually remarked in the runup to his election in 2001, becoming the first high-profile German ...

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BERLIN: Lesbian Cemetery To Open

A cemetery for lesbians will open outside of Berlin on Sunday. The project, which is on the grounds of a Lutheran Church, has been criticized in the German press by writers who characterize its backers as lesbian separatists. “We are the first real generation of emancipated, feminist, open lesbians, and we need somewhere to be buried,” said Dr Astrid Osterland ...

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Berlin To Hold Russia Protest

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Last Gay Jewish Holocaust Survivor Dies

Via Jerusalem Post: Gad Beck, an anti-Nazi Zionist resistance fighter and the last known gay Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, died on Sunday in Berlin. He passed away in a senior citizens’ home six days before his 89th birthday, which would have been on June 30. Beck was a pioneering gay activist and educator in a severely anti-homosexual, repressive post-World ...

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US Embassy Float At Berlin Pride

Via JMG reader Adam. See his Flickr account.

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Man “Cured” Of HIV May Not Be Cured

The famed Berlin man who was said to be cured of HIV after undergoing blood transplants for leukemia may still have the virus in his body. [N]ew research presented on 8 June at the International Workshop on HIV & Hepatitis Virus “challenge[s] these results,” asserts Alain Lafeuillade of the General Hospital in Toulon, France, a well known HIV/AIDS cure researcher. ...

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OCCUPIED: Rome, Berlin, London

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GERMANY: Thousands Protest Pope

Along with LGBT activists, thousands of advocates for the victims of child abuse protested the Pope’s appearance in Berlin yesterday.

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BERLIN: Gay Mayor Re-Elected

Berlin’s openly gay mayor was reelected to a third term yesterday. Berlin’s mayor, Klaus Wowereit, will remain in office for a third term. Wowereit, who became the first openly gay leader of a German state in 2001, is known for his popular touch and distinctive Berlin accent. He has ruled in alliance with the Left Party for 10 years but ...

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GERMANY: Knut Dies Unexpectedly

Knut, the polar bear who as a cub captured the hearts of the world and sold millions in plush toys for the Berlin Zoo, died unexpectedly yesterday at the age of four. “Everyone is just in shock here,” said Claudia Bienek, a spokeswoman for Berlin Zoo where Knut shot to global fame in 2007 as a photogenic snow-white cub after ...

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Controversy At Gay Holocaust Memorial

Berlin’s memorial to gay victims of the Holocaust is an austere concrete block with a small window that displays a “never-ending” video loop of two men kissing. Installed in 2008, original plans for the display called for the gender to the two people in the video to change every two years. But now that it’s almost time for the switch ...

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Folsom Europe 2008

It took a few days to get my photos off of Aaron’s laptop, but I’ve finally posted a gallery of some of my pics from Berlin and Folsom Europe. There’s a small slideshow at the bottom of this post, but since a few of the pics are NSFW, you’ll probably want to view the full-screen versions on your home machine. ...

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Morning View – Berlin Call-A-Bike

Similar to the program I’ve seen in DC, these bikes are parked all around Berlin for folks to rent and explore the city. You register with Call-A-Bike online or by phone and they’ll give you an access code for the lock of a nearby bike. A 24-hour rental is quite inexpensive at $14 and when you’re done you just call ...

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