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Berlin Mayor to Resign By End of Year

INTERNATIONAL | By David Rising | Aug 26
Charismatic Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit, whose reputation has taken a beating over struggles in the construction of the German capital's new international airport, said Tuesday he will step down by the end of the year.

Germany Wins Title of 'Penis Enlargement Capital of the World'

HEALTH | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 31
Recent data released by the Int'l Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show that one out of every five penis enlargement surgeries in 2013 took place in Germany. You'll never guess where the U.S. ranks.

Fabulous in Frankfurt

By Jill Gleeson | Jul 24
With an LGBT population of 50,000, Frankfurt offers gay travelers much to love, including a notoriously lively, liberal outlook. Discover shopping, gay nightlife and culture, along with a moving tribute to the gay community during World War II.

Countdown to Carnival in Düsseldorf

By Matthew Wexler | Feb 24
Break out your heels - Düsseldorf is getting ready to host its annual Carnival weekend, featuring its infamous drag race on the streets of this German town that rings in the revelry with a weekend packed with gay adventures.

EU Grants Bavarian Pretzel Protected Status

FOOD/DRINK | Feb 23
A twisted piece of dough has been elevated to cultural icon status by the European Union, which has added the Bavarian pretzel to its "protected origins" list.

German Officials Faulted Over ’Sexual Diversity’

INTERNATIONAL | Jan 10
Germany’s Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches are criticizing a regional government’s plan to introduce "acceptance of sexual diversity" to school curricula.

Neureuther Wins Slalom, Criticizes Russian Anti-Gay Laws

German skier Felix Neueuther announce himself as a medal contender for the Sochi Olympics and used the spotlight to announce his opposition to Russia’s human rights record and recent gay "propaganda" law.

EU Commissioner to Boycott Winter Olympics

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 10
European Union commissioner Viviane Reding announced on Tuesday that she will not attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in February because of the country’s anti-gay law.

German Far-Right Politician Convicted Over CDs

A German court has given a senior member of the country’s main far-right party a suspended eight-month prison sentence for selling CDs whose content glorified Nazism and incited violence.

Germany: Parents Can Pick Babies’ Gender on Birth Certificates

HEALTH | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 31
Germany will become the first country in the world that grants parents rights to choose their baby’s gender on the newborn’s birth certificate.

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