Six Great Things That Happened This Week

A Republican stalwart and a whole nation come out for marriage equality, a great band comes out against hate, Stephen Fry and lesbian moms make international news, and activists stick up for their rights down under.




Germany's First LGBT Parent Counseling Center Opens

Lesbian couple Daniela Kuehling (left) and Emina Sadikovic, who have a 12-year-old daughter, attended the opening of Germany's first LGBT parent counseling center on March 15 in Berlin. The Regenbogenfamilien Zentrum (which translates to Rainbow Families Center) will provide counseling and other services to families with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender parents. Same-sex marriage is legal in Germany though same-sex couples are not entitled to the same full legal rights as heterosexual couples, and the issue of child adoption by gay couples remains legally somewhat complicated. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)