Dear Lovers, Dear Queer Community,

12.09.11 –

Mit unseren Briefen wollen wir Dir eine Entscheidungshilfe für die Berliner Abgeordnetenhauswahl am 18. September geben. Lass Dich überzeugen, Deine Stimmen Grün zu geben!

Berlin is colourful: people from all over the world come to our city because everybody can live and love here as he or she likes. We love in in all sorts of ways and hardly any city is like this - Lesbians, Gay, Bi- and Heterosexuals, Transgender and Intersexuals. We are all a part of Berlin and this is good!

But nevertheless there is still discrimination on a daily basis on ground of sexual orientation in Berlin. In 2010 alone, there were 109 recorded cases of violent attacks against Gays, Lesbians and Transgendered people. There was a far higher number of unrecorded and verbal attacks.

We want Berlin to be a city of diversity. We want to abolish the categories 'normal' or 'different' and want that everybody can live here as equals without fear. We are committed against right-wing extremism, hostility to foreigners, racism, homo- and transphobia, anti-semitism and islamophobia and support projects which promote these aims. Diversity training in all public institutions are as important to s as a strengthning of Anti-Discrimination office. Victims of violence must get adequate support from the state, whether it is from the police, procecution and governmental agencies.

We have already achieved the execution of an action plan against homophobia and transphobia in the berlin senate which must now be implemented and developed further. Amongst other things we want that acceptance in schools and youth clubs is encouraged by clubs and charities.

The rights of heterosexuals their sexual integrity and self-determination must be respected. At federal government level we are arguing for reforming the rights of transsexuals in a humane way and for legalising marriage for lesbians and gay with full rights of adoption. Rainbow families must be assured that their being without reservations.
Families today are more than a Father, Mother and Child. Families is found where people are taking responsibility for each other.

With colourful greetings,

The Greens