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CSD Leipzig – Leipzig, Germany
CSD Leipzig 2014
Love has no label
Love is one of the strongest emotions that people can not help showing one another. Still can not live out every man his love freely. Insults, contempt, violence, are unfortunately still common practice, particularly in many countries of Eastern Europe and Asia where same-sex love is even sporadically illegal. But in our country there is still far from complete acceptance.
Here we would like to make it clear that there should be no label for the feelings of a people, no evaluation, which provides a kind of loving another. Therefore, the CSD should be 2014 in Leipzig under the motto: “Love has no label” stand.
With this motto, wants the Leipzig CSD – movement once again rise up and show how important it is to see love without label and rating, but merely as a feeling that connects people deep her word against outdated ideologies and worldviews.
The mission of the Christopher Street Day Leipzig
What is the CSD in LE?
The Leipzig CSD is a cultural-political event series, which is supported, planned and carried out by the volunteer work of associations, self-help groups, individuals, artists. This takes the form of a community of interest, in contrast to the club perceives itself as an open organizational structure.
Call to the CSD in Leipzig 2014
Twelve years ago, the Bundestag, the Civil Partnership Act decided to end discrimination against same-sex partnerships. But the legal equality with marriage was won only step by step against fierce political resistance legally. Twelve years have dedicated jurist * inside one needed to enforce the constitutional right to equal treatment in the survivor’s pension, inheritance tax, income tax and many other gestzliche regulations.
And yet lesbian, gay, transgender and intersex people still experience injustices and violations of their privacy rights by authorities, institutions or medical facilities. Unfortunately, there are many reasons for the CSD movement to take to the streets to demonstrate.
The dignity of man is inviolable! Everyone has the right to free development of his personality insofar as he does not violate the rights of others. Everyone has the right to life and physical integrity. Personal liberty is inviolable. All persons are equal before the law.
We demand that every man, homo-bi-trans inter-lesbian-gay-hetero, freely and safely in Leipzig and elsewhere can move. No one should have to worry about physical, psychological, verbal and / or structural violence!
That is, inter alia, in the constitution, but the reality is often more like this:
The fulfillment of the wish for children of same-sex couples through artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization is denied as compared to married couples by the directive of the Federal and State Medical Association, on the grounds that there is no positive right to non-marital fertility. With regard to the child prohibits to fulfill a single woman or same-sex couples want to have children; sperm donation is seen as a form of therapy for the treatment of sterility of the marriage, it says.
Without legal basis lesbian couples be excluded in access to reproductive health measures. The cost of artificial insemination must therefore be borne in full themselves. The Free State of Saxony is the first and only country nationwide that since March 2009 pays government subsidies for artificial insemination to heterosexual couples. (Married couples who want to fulfill a desire to have children through artificial insemination, only need to have their own share for the first treatment completely yourself. For a second or third treatment you received a grant of 900 euro. The fourth treatment is even with 1600-1800 Euro subsidized.)
Children who are born into a registered civil partnership, in principle, have only one mother. The life partner can obtain only through a stepchild adoption parenthood law. For married couples no adoption of the father is necessary, even if the child is created via a sperm donation by reproductive health measures. Children who are born into a rainbow family, sometimes have two mothers and a father or two fathers who take care of them. In our pluralistic society it must be possible to secure the social parenthood legally.
We therefore call for the equality of the registered civil partnership and marriage in adoption law and personal status law and the full legal recognition of rainbow families as well as the limited custody for more than one person.
Almost all types of companies in the world have structures that can be characterized as “heteronormative”. Heteronormativity, so the unquestioning acquiescence held to be natural system consisting of man and woman facing each other and desire exclusively, leads to far-reaching exclusions for those who do not fit into this system: homosexuality and bisexuality as another form of desire are equally marginalized, that is counted as a deviation from the norm and sanctioned wieTransgender * and intersex than other forms of sexuality. The resulting heterosexism is an unacceptable condition.
Heteronormativity, it is to deconstruct and overcome! The equality and equality of all living, loving, and family forms and all changes of sex should be the goal. With the equality of the registered civil partnership and marriage the goal is not reached. Rather, it comes to putting more copies to create dheinen legal status that is open to people and thus, for example, multiple relationships do not withhold these legal status. Furthermore, we demand the abolition of income splitting, but the introduction of “family splitting” because family takes place there, where people for children and each other to take responsibility.
We call for the recognition of and respectful treatment of genders and orientations beyond heteronormativity.
Ignorance and prejudice against lesbians, inter-sex people, gay, bisexual and transgender *, are a major driving force for discrimination to violent offenses dar. These can only be combat by not only structural changes, such as zBdie legal equality, be claimed. Decisive attitudes must be changed, which is possible, among other things through comprehensive reconnaissance, education and anti-discrimination work. In research and teaching experiences of the topic of “sexual identities” little attention. A modern, enlightened and lifeworld-related sex education is neither students at Saxon universities available nor has its counterpart in the curricula of the Saxon schools and pre-school education.
We therefore call to assign the gender and sex education greater attention in the higher education and education policy!
Intersex, thus exhibiting physical characteristics of both sexes or an ambiguous sexuality, is considered by medicine as a “sexual differentiation disorder” and “treated” usually without medical necessity. Also intersex people have a right to physical integrity, so it is unacceptable that the legislature necessarily have a legal status in the gender “man” or “woman” provides. The German legal system has to accept the existence intergeschlechtlicher people.
The pathologizing of intersex and, consequently, the need to bisexuality has the consequence that children with ambiguous genitalia in the rule (eg castration, clitoral reduction, creating a neovagina) are subjected to a short time after birth, sex reassignment surgery, which in many cases associated with complications are and often have life-long hormonal therapies by themselves. Many of those affected will be described in retrospect as an extremely traumatizing.
We demand the legal prohibition of medical interventions as well as the immediate stop of the current medical practice of intersex.
We also call for intersex people and their guardians a comprehensive, neutral education, the recognition of intersex as a natural variant of sexuality and a corresponding civil sex designation.
Transgender * must have the right to determine their own way of life – in their identity, shaping their gender role as well as in their partners * inside either. Transgender * previously had to prove to a court’s finding of a change of gender that you are not married, are permanently reproductive incapable and one of their external sex characteristics have undergone changing surgical procedure by which a distinct approach to the appearance of the opposite sex has been reached. With the operation of the law, “the seriousness and permanence” of transsexuality should be demonstrated after. This constraint have the judges of the Federal Constitutional Court now declared incompatible with human dignity and the right to physical integrity and thus the Transsexuellengesetz be gesetzt.Trotzdem override transgender * often desired of them hormone treatment and surgery – especially in adolescence – withheld or only allows a long legal and psychopathological way. This is in stark contrast to operations that are performed on intersex people seemingly self-evident and usually without their consent. Furthermore, the daily discrimination they have to face, solid.
We call for correspondingly equality and full social recognition of sexual and gender identities and how intersex corporeality and transgender identity.
We call for a new definition of the legal requirements of a change of sex in official registers.
Lesbians and gay men are persecuted worldwide criminal in some 80 states, in particular transgender are exposed in many countries, massive assaults – to torture and murder. Followers prevent States have long known that this untenable situation is recognized at the UN level as grounds for asylum. We therefore call for the recognition of persecution on grounds of sexual orientation or identity as grounds for asylum and immigration regulations for life partner / inside!
We demand that the people who describe themselves as asexual, social visibility and political advocacy is created.
We demand that the diversity of sexual identities in old age can be lived free from discrimination. particularly in care and / or residential facilities for the elderly should be dealing with it, of course.
We demand that the problems listed here, be understood as a societal problems! This means that it is not to problems of individuals or social groups in part ausgrenzendem and discriminatory behavior, but to something that is found in all environments and runs like a structure by the company!
Homo-, bi-, trans-and inter-phobia may also not considered in isolation from other inequalities, and are certainly not changed! We also criticize other social power relations as expressed for example in sexism, racism, classism, discrimination based on appearance and hostility towards people with disabilities! A emancipation of a group can not and must not be at the expense of others!
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