The largest LGBT population is in Germany

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According to research, Germany has the largest LGBT population in Europe.Berlin’s Dalia Research GmbH interviewed 10,000 people across 28 EU countries and published the results of a Europe-wide EuroPulse study.Vice.de Germany leads Europe reported the study in terms of LGBT population size, with 7.4% of Germans identifying themselves as LGBT.Across Europe, 5.9% defined as LGBT, and 8.6% indicated that they were not exclusively heterosexual.The figure represents a large spike in Germany from 2000, when just 1.3% of men identified as gay, 0.6% of women as lesbian.Across Europe, 5.9% defined as LGBT, and 8.6% indicated that they were not exclusively heterosexual.The country with the smallest population of LGBT people is Hungary, where just 1.4% identified themselves as LGBT.Though Germany is moderately progressive on LGBT rights, Chancellor Angela Merkel has repeatedly ruled out calls to introduce equal marriage, saying: “For me, marriage is a man and a woman living together.”

It was recently confirmed that Germany will pay compensation to men who faced convictions under the country’s historic laws banning gay sex.The country initially banned gay sex in 1871, when a penal code was introduced criminalising homosexual acts – while they were extended under the Nazis to convict thousands of gay men and send them to concentration camps.However, the laws were not repealed in West Germany after the fall of the Nazis, and many of the persecuted gay men were not cleared. Homosexuality was not legalised until 1968 and 1969, in East and West Germany respectively. The age of consent was finally equalised in 1989.The country’s government confirmed that it would attempt to make amends for its history – confirming plans to annul the historic convictions of tens of thousands of men charged under the law.

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