Homophobia in German rifle association

Dirk Winter, on the rightTranslated from Dutch NOS TV:

Controversy around German gay shooter

Added: Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 10:35

A shooting champion from Münster has been banned from the main shooting championship in Germany because of his homosexuality. That festival will be in mid-September. The man qualified for the national championship this weekend with his victory in the Münsterland regional championship.

After this victory, the 44-year-old Dirk Winter did not choose a shooter queen as the rules prescribe, but he chose his partner with whom he has been together for 15 years.

The shooters organisation BHDS therefore considered that the man was in breach of the Christian values ​​of the guild. Pure discrimination, is the opinion of the German Association of Homosexuals.

See also, in German, here. And here. And here.

Roman Catholic Church pressure plays a role in this homophobic issue. Apparently, they prefer priests abusing children to Dirk Winter’s consensual relationship between adults.

UPDATE: here.

USA: Another attack on LGBT women of color in DC was met with indifference from the police: here.

4 thoughts on “Homophobia in German rifle association

  1. Administrator on August 14, 2011 at 6:18 pm said:

    500 join rally for sexual equality

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  2. Administrator on September 13, 2011 at 2:16 pm said:

    Sep 13, 6:19 AM EDT

    Rights group criticizes Dutch transgender rules

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Human Rights Watch is criticizing the Dutch government for infringing the rights of transgender people by refusing to register their new gender on official documents until they have had sex change surgery and been sterilized.

    The criticism by the respected rights organization deals a blow to the image of the Netherlands as a haven of tolerance and acceptance for minorities and a front-runner in transgender rights.

    In a report published Tuesday, the group urges authorities to drop the requirement for surgery and sterilization before new gender can be officially recognized, saying it “causes anguish for transgender people who have not had the required surgery.”

    A Justice Ministry spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

    © 2011 The Associated Press.


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