Queer employees of German Catholic Church demand respect and visibility


Central Europe


The Cologne Cathedral (l.) and the church Gross St Martin (r.) are seen in the background as a man hoists a rainbow flag, symbol of the gay and lesbian movement, on 30 June 2017 in Cologne, western Germany. Photo AFP, Oliver Berg

In a joint action, 125 employees of the Catholic Church in Germany have come out as queer and demanded an end to discrimination. Under the motto "Out in Church", they require, among others, a change in church labour law.