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Germany May Have Castrated Gay Men Decades After the Nazi Regime

Gruesome new research from historian Jens Kolata has uncovered cases of the “voluntary emasculation” (i.e., castration) of gay men in West Germany until the end of the 1960s. These castrations were conducted in a prison hospital in Baden-Württemberg, a German state about 140 miles south of Frankfurt. Between 1945 and 1969, at least […]

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Married Gay Man Becomes New Mayor in Rural Village of Poland

The small village of Bobrowniki in northern Poland has just elected its new mayor who is gay. In this country renowned for its conservative views on homosexuality, this news did not go unnoticed and many media outlets relayed the information after interviewing villagers. The mayor, Łukasz Włodarczyk, won 88% of the vote. Włodarczyk […]