LSVD

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Lesben- und Schwulenverband in Deutschland
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Founded February 18, 1990 (1990-02-18)
Founder Eduard Stapel
Type LGBT rights
Focus Same-sex marriage and other things.
Location
Area served  Germany
Members 3500+
Key people Klaus Jetz
Jacques Teyssier
Mission Equality for Lesbians and Gays
Website lsvd.de
Formerly called SVD (Schwulenverband in der DDR)

Lesben- und Schwulenverband in Deutschland (LSVD), German for the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany, is the largest non-governmental LGBT rights organization in Germany. It was founded in 1990 and is part of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).[1]

The organization became known throughout Germany for its campaign for same-sex marriage in 1992. The LSVD was founded in Berlin, but is currently based in Cologne.

LSVD was formed as the Schwulenverband in der DDR (SVD) in 1990 and campaigned successfully to equal rights for a same-sex partnership.

Manfred Bruns, Volker Beck, Eduard Stapel, Günter Dworek and Halina Bendkowski were prominent persons in the Board of Directors. People from the arts like Comic-Designer Ralf König, comedian Hella von Sinnen, director Rosa von Praunheim, from politics and from science like sexologist Rolf Gindorf and others are prominent individual members of the organisation.

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