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LESBIAN, GAY AND BISEXUAL

Coming out as lesbian, gay or bisexual continues to be associated, even in Germany, with high potential for being discriminated against and stigmatised. Homo- and bisexual persons are also exposed to serious health risks. Homosexuality is unfortunately still a taboo subject in Germany, and prejudice is widespread.

Lesbian women, gay men and bisexual persons often live in an atmosphere of discrimination, misunderstanding and exclusion. If they are also handicapped in some way, this experience of discrimination can end up being multiplied. Lesbian, gay and bisexual persons with handicaps are discriminated against for this very reason within LGBTI*Q communities. The disabled “scene” likewise discriminates against its own lesbian, gay and bisexual members because of their sexual orientation.

The rate of mental conditions such as depression and addiction is rising among lesbians, gays and bisexuals. Many mentally ill lesbians, gays and bisexuals are, due to their disability, no longer able to deal with their own affairs, and therefore require the professional support of a legal guardian.

Demographic changes are such that the proportion of the population accounted for by elderly lesbian women, gay men and bisexual persons is likely to grow considerably in the next few years. Proper  legal guardianship is therefore of increasing importance for older lesbians, gays and bisexuals.

As the lives of lesbian women, gay men and bisexual persons can often be characterised by specific sets of problems, we recommend that you select a legal guardian with experience of the particular lifestyle issues involved.

We have personal experience of gay/lesbian lifestyles, and are familiar with the specific situations and characteristic aspects of this subculture. This leaves us well-placed to represent your interests.

We are aware that the legal assistance available in Berlin does not do enough to cover the needs of lesbians, gays and bisexuals. Our programme of care tailored to the personal needs of this interest group is designed to close the corresponding gaps and considerably improve the quality of legal guardianship  available to the lesbians, gays and bisexuals of greater Berlin.

As we are familiar with your situation, we know how we can best assist you. So take advantage of this factor.

Are you making your own efforts to look for a legal guardian?  Your wishes are of great significance when it comes to selecting the legal guardian concerned. You just need to nominate your desired legal guardian to the court.

If you need legal care, the district or suburb of Berlin where you live is quite immaterial. We provide care for people in all of Berlin’s districts and suburbs.

We would be very happy to arrange a personal conversation so that we can get to know each other. Just call us on +49-30-220 526 36 to arrange an appointment.