“For a Church without fear”: the call of 125 German LGBTQI Catholics to reform the Church

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In Germany, at the end of January more than a hundred priests and employees of the Catholic Church decided to break the law of silence and break the taboo of their sexual orientation.

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By: Frederique Lebel

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Catholics and gay, trans or bisexual, so what?

In Germany, at the end of January more than a hundred priests and employees of the Catholic Church decided to break the law of silence and break the taboo of their sexual orientation.

With this public and unprecedented coming out, under the hashtag #outinchurch, they denounce the discrimination and exclusion of which they are victims and hope to change their church.

Our correspondent Deborah Berlioz met some of these 125 Catholics.

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And Italy shines by its delay.

In this very Catholic country, there is still no law to protect homo-, bi- or trans-sexual people from violence.

The conservative, political and Catholic camps blocked the adoption of the only text supposed to punish discrimination and incitement to hatred linked to sexual orientation or gender identity.

After years of battles by LGBT rights defenders, in an Italy already lagging behind other European legislation.

The explanations of

Blandine Hugonnet

.

In France, just 40 years ago, homosexuality was still punishable by prison.

Today, those who were 20 or 30 years old in 1982 measure the progress made.

But become seniors, they denounce their invisibilization, see their isolation.

Because if a third of French retirees say they feel very isolated, the LGBT community is all the more so.

The report by

Alice Rouja

.

In Turkey, while homosexuality has never been a crime, it is increasingly difficult to be homosexual, bisexual or transgender.

The Erdogan government regularly attacks LGBTQ+ rights NGOs.

And this is especially the case within universities.

A report published a few days ago sheds light on the difficult situation of LGBT students, as the trial continues on Wednesday in Istanbul of students who took part in demonstrations on their campuses last year.

To discredit the protest, the government accused it of being " 

infiltrated

 " by groups of LGBT activists.

In Istanbul,

Anne Andlauer

.

And it's time for our column in a nutshell... Under the magnifying glass of our correspondent

Marie Billon

, Albion.

This old name to designate Great Britain is used by several professional football clubs who have decided to make it a registered trademark and it is debated.

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