Lesben- und Schwulenverband in Deutschland (LSVD), German for the
Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany, is the largest non-governmental
LGBT rights organisation in Germany. It was founded in 1990 and is
part of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex
The organisation became known throughout
Germany for its campaign for
same-sex marriage in 1992. The
LSVD was founded in Berlin, but is
currently based in Cologne.
LSVD was formed as the Schwulenverband in der DDR (SVD) in 1990 and
campaigned successfully to equal rights for a same-sex partnership.
Manfred Bruns, Volker Beck, Eduard Stapel, Günter Dworek and Halina
Bendkowski were prominent persons in the Board of Directors. People
from the arts like Comic-Designer Ralf König, comedian Hella von
Sinnen, director Rosa von Praunheim, from politics and from science
Rolf Gindorf and others are prominent individual
members of the organisation.
LGBT rights in Germany
LGBT rights organisations
Hirschfeld Eddy Foundation, a Human Rights Foundation for Lesbians and
Gays, erected by LSVD
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