Römerberg Historic Market Square
Frankfurt's Gay Village
European Central Bank

Rainbow Flag Pride Map of Germany

LGBTQ+ Rights in Germany

Germany ranks among the highest in the world when it comes to LGBT+ rights. Berlin was perhaps the most open society in the world for gay men in the 1920's and early 30's. Of course, things took a turn for the worse under Nazi Germany, but progress for gay rights resumed in the late 1960's with sex between men decriminalized in both East and West Germany.

Fast forward to the 2000's when registered partnerships between same-sex couples were legalized in 2001. Same-sex marriage and full adoption rights followed in 2017.

With respect to other LGBT+ rights, transgender people have been able to change their legal gender since 1980 although the law originally required surgery. That law has since been deemed unconstitutional. In addition, LGBT+ people can serve openly in both the military and police in Germany.

On a hugely positive note, a recent poll by the Pew Research Center found that public opinion in Germany on the acceptance of homosexuality ranks second highest in the world at 87% just behind Spain at 88%!

As one of the most LGBT-friendly destinations in the world, we feel right at home in Gay Germany, especially in Berlin, Munich, and Frankfurt.

Gay Movie Inspiration

Cabaret is one our our favorite musicals of all time. Set in the famed Kit Kat Club, Cabaret takes a dark, multi-layered look of the extravagant lifestyle and sexual freedom of Berlin in the early 1930's. This spectacular film won 8 Academy Awards, including Best Actress (Liza Minelli) and Best Director (Bob Fosse). Cabaret remains a must watch for us and dare we say every LGBTQ+ person. 

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Inspiration for your next Gaycation
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Hi! We're Two Gay Expats

Hi gorgeous, and welcome to our LGBTQ+ travel blog! We're Andy and Trai, a gay couple traveling the world with PRIDE 🌈  …and our rescue dog, Pattie!

After meeting in San Francisco in 2018 and later moving to Chicago, we decided to quit our jobs in 2021, sell everything, and become Two Gay Expats. For over two years, we explored the best of gay Mexico while waiting for our house, Casa Cangrejo, to be completed in Tulum. We got married at The Beach Tulum in 2020 and became Mexican permanent residents in 2022.

Today, we continue to travel around Mexico and the world to show you our favorite places. If you'd like to follow our adventures, subscribe on YouTube and join us on Instagram.

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