Large towns and cities have active gay communities as do the smaller towns in Germany. Homosexuality has been legal since in East Germany and since in West Germany. The age of consent in Germany is In , registered partnerships were legalised and gay couples now have many if not all of the same rights as heterosexual couples.
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There are two logical, predictable consequences of a lifetime of such messages. First, heterosexuals will grow to believe many of the messages, and treat LGBT people accordingly. But there is a second logical consequence — these same messages also stick to lesbians and gay men, resulting in internalized homophobia. For the heterosexist system to be maintained and passed on to the next generation, we all must believe the messages lies and stereotypes to some degree, and collude with heterosexism by performing our assigned roles.
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