There is just too much turmoil going on," Welsch says, adding that his former party "has become a farce. What life is really like for refugees. Why some gay men in Germany support the AfD Tassis was the one who answered Karsten's email for help after he and his partner were attacked. Within three hours of reading it, Tassis met the couple in a downtown Bremen cafe and connected them with a lawyer, encouraging them to sue the local prosecutor, something the pair are looking into.
Yet one of the AfD's top candidates, Alice Weidel, is an openly gay woman raising children with her partner.
The gay men turning to the far right in Germany
Want more world news? They're the tiny screws and bolts that held his face together after he and his partner Sven were violently assaulted in a life-changing attack outside their local store. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. After demanding answers from local prosecutors and the mayor's office and not getting a response, Karsten turned to Germany's far right party, the Alternative for Germany AfD. It serves as a support network, and is a meeting place for people to pray together and celebrate Islamic holidays. I was trying to stop him and right at that moment, I got hit from the side," Karsten recalls about the attack.
I'm not against every foreigner. I was trying to stop him and right at that moment, I got hit from the side," Karsten recalls about the attack. There is even a German term for gay support of the far right: Muslims are now the identified out-group. Yet one of the AfD's top candidates, Alice Weidel, is an openly gay woman raising children with her partner. There's no contradiction in the party's stance against gay marriage, he says.