A huge majority of Germans support same-sex marriage, a new poll has revealed.

The poll, conducted for German Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag, revealed that 75% of Germans favour full legal equality for gay people in life partnerships.

Only 20% of those surveyed opposed same-sex marriage, while 5% had no opinion on the matter.

This is a higher level of support than it was in the UK the day before same-sex marriage became legal in 2014 – a poll carried out by the BBC found that 68% supported marriage equality, while 26% opposed it.

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A 90-year-old World War Two veteran who has come out as transgender said she has always known she was in the “wrong body”.

Patricia Davies, from Sapcote, Leicestershire, who served in the army between April 1945 and 1948, said she was “living a lie” as a man.

Ms. Davies said she knew she was transgender aged three and secretly came out to her late wife in 1987.

“They didn’t realise it was something that you could not cure,” she said.

By Patrick Strudwick,

Exclusive: “I can honestly say I was wrong and I am sorry not to have been able to see it at the time,” Sir John Randall told BuzzFeed News to mark the third anniversary since the first ceremonies.

A former MP has made a heartfelt apology for voting against same-sex marriage, on the eve of the third anniversary of the first weddings taking place in England and Wales.

Sir John Randall, who represented Uxbridge from 1997 to 2015, issued a statement to BuzzFeed News explaining his decision at the time, and his remorse now for opposing the historic legislation.

This article originally appeared on LGBTQ Nation

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Members of the Osage nation in Oklahoma voted last week in favor of allowing same-sex couples to marry.

Just over 52 percent of voters approved amending the legal definition of marriage to be “a personal relation between two persons,” Osage News reports on the complete but unofficial tally.

“This was overdue,” Jennifer Tiger, an Osage tribal member who drove from California to cast vote in person, told the newspaper. “The United States Supreme Court recognized gay marriage two years ago. This was long overdue.”

By Euforia,

Adele interrupted her Sunday concert in Melbourne to invite two of her fans on the stage. One of them little knew that this will be a very important moment of his life.

The singer who is known for stopping her shows in order to let her fans propose on the stage, last weekend demonstrated her support for LGBT rights when she helped a same-sex couple get engaged. For Wade Nicholson-Doyle and his partner Chris, it was a dream come true. Watch the moving video below.

By Euforia,

Taiwan could become the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriages, which is quite a controversial move since 50% of Taiwanese are against it.

Unfortunately for Jennifer who works for HSBC, her parents are in the homophobic half of the population. So when Jennifer and Sam decided to get marry after 11 years of being together her father refused to walk her down the aisle. Thankfully, they received more support than they expected from other people around them, especially other HSBC employees.  

By MIKE KEEGAN,

Manchester United has become the UK’s first Premier League club to partner with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) charity Stonewall.

The club announced the ‘groundbreaking initiative’ which will see United and the charity work on inclusion in football while Old Trafford will host Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces Summit.

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In a statement released on Tuesday morning, United say they have become an official member of ‘TeamPride’ which helps ‘to form opinions, share best practice and influence behaviour by using the power of sport to harness the message of equality’.

By Rick Kelsey for BBCNews Online,

The live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast will feature Disney’s first ever gay character and love scene.

US actor Josh Gad plays LeFou, a sidekick of the film’s main antagonist Gaston.

LeFou tries to come to terms with feelings for Gaston that swing between lust and admiration, as a side-plot to the main story.

Read also “A Disney cartoon just featured same-sex kisses and nobody even noticed”

When the first Beauty and the Beast trailer was released last year it had almost 130 million views in 24 hours.

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LGBTQ students in sex ed class be like, “Uhhhh, I think you forgot about me.”

1. I wish I was taught that there is a difference between sexual and romantic attraction, and that having a crush on someone does not equal wanting to have sex with them. Really, if I knew Asexuality was a thing back then, my life would have been so much easier. I found out I was Asexual from the internet, and everything suddenly made sense.

Jess Frances Bullock

2. Never got told that girls could masturbate, or one might go about sexual pleasure with anything other than a penis. And that was in a liberal country this side of the millennium.

Sophie Pips Pollard

This article originally appeared on Pink News

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A Disney TV show featured a gay kisses this week, and no one batted an eyelid.

Disney cartoon Star vs. the Forces of Evil featured the subtle moment in an episode this week as part of its third season.

In the episode, main character Star is left lovesick at a concert when her best friend Marco shares a dance and kiss with his crush Jackie instead of her.

The moment is captured in a musical number, ‘Just Friends’, in which Star is suddenly surrounded by couples during a slow song.

BY CORINNE SEGAL,

State legalization of same-sex marriage appears to be linked to a decrease in adolescent suicide, based on a new analysis published today in JAMA Pediatrics. The results give more context to the potential effects of social policy on mental health.

The researchers found that suicide attempts by high school students decreased by 7 percent in states after they passed laws to legalize same-sex marriage, before the Supreme Court legalized it nationwide in 2015. Among LGB high school students, the decrease was especially concentrated, with suicide attempts falling by 14 percent.