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Helen Bender to debut her lesbian bridal designs

Rising German design star Helen Bender will show her first collection of bridal fashions for lesbian couples under the label la mode abyssale on the runway at Couture Fashion Week.

Court ruling: Germany strengthens gay adoption rights

Germany's highest court on Tuesday strengthened the rights of same-sex couples to adopt, though stopped short of allowing gay and lesbian civil partnerships unlimited freedom to become adoptive parents.

Dad wears skirt in solidarity with his 5-year-old son

The German dad explains in Emma magazine that he wears women's clothes (including nail polish) to help his 5-year-old son feel good about going out in dresses and skirts.

Gay rights debate in Germany goes nuclear

This week in Germany, the debate on gay rights explodes after a conservative politician and a commentator for the country's largest newspaper make controversial comments that denigrate the LGBT community.

Sexy soccer ad against homophobia goes viral

The sexy ad was designed by Maneo of Berlin as a way to combat homophobia in sports. Sports leaders in many western European countries are actively trying to educate fans on the pitfalls of homophobia.