Tony Eberhardt Is The New Mr. Gay Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on

After a slight delay, the Mr. Gay Germany contest held their finale in Berlin on Saturday to announce the final vote, which concluded with Tony Eberhardt, a 21-year-old student from Berlin, walking away with the prestigious title. Unlike other similar contests, the winning criteria of Mr. Gay Germany is based on …

Sources: Mr. Gay Germany

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YouTube Trilogy Shows Gay Life in Allgäu Region of Germany

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Since posting their short film to YouTube in 2013, the teens behind the gay film “Am Ziel” (At the Destination”) saw enough success in their story about being gay in the mountainous Allgäu region of Germany that they set out to complete the trilogy, releasing the final two films in November. The …

Sources: Queerblick, Queer.de

Munich Latest to Join Europe’s Rainbow Cities Network

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After Munich’s City Council originally voted on joining Europe’s Rainbow Cities Network in October, city mayor Dieter Reiter signed the “Memorandum of Understanding” today to make it official. Rainbow Cities originally started in the Netherlands and has since spread throughout Europe, and even Mexico City. The goal of the network …

Sources: Rainbow Cities Network, Queer.de

Photo: Thomas Jaehnel via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Xavier Naidoo No Longer Set To Represent Germany in Eurovision After Backlash

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Late last week it was announced that popular German singer Xavier Naidoo would be representing the country in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), but not long after the decision was broadcast, the reception was anything but positive as his songs have been known to carry anti-Semitic and homophobic messages. Due to the backlash, …

Source: Focus

Photo: Xavier Naidoo [Facebook]

Germany’s Eurovision Pick Criticized For Anti-Gay Lyrics in Songs

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Germany’s decision to have popular R&B artist Xavier Naidoo represent the country in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest has resulted in quite a bit of criticism online as his lyrics have been known to carry homophobic and anti-Semitic messages. Naidoo has been very successful with his albums selling in the millions, which …

Source: Reuters

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#Nippelstorm Music Video Humorously Criticizes Facebook Hate Speech Policy

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Facebook’s policy on hate speech has come under attack in Germany, with many believing the social network isn’t doing enough to stop harmful homophobic and racist postings on the site. Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken out against the lack of action and at least one Facebook head is under investigation, …

Sources: YouTube