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Getting the necessary information in advance and preparing well will improve your chances in your asylum claim. If your sexual orientation is one of the reasons why you are applying for asylum, it is best to mention this immediately, i.e. in the very first (short) interview.
In Germany women have been allowed to vote in elections since 1918. In 1958 they were allowed to work without the permission of their husband. Before 1974 it was illegal to have an abortion. Women have only been able to get a divorce with the same rights as men since 1977. Homosexuality was defined as a crime in Germany until 1994.
To make it easy to find important addresses concerning health, protection against violence, living with kids, cultural life... we've collected some information about Living in Hamburg.
If you fled to another European country, it's good to contact organisations within the country you are currently in. Check out our overview of LGBTI organisations in Europe.