Volker Beck biografija / biography

Kategorija: Democracy for all: Political Participation of LGBTI Persons in the Western Balkans, LGBTI Politicans / Datum: jul 24, 2015

Volker Beck

SRB
Volker Beck je nemački političar i poslanik Zelenih u Bundestagu od 1994. godine. Studirao je istoriju umetnosti i nemački jezik i književnost na Univerzitetu u Štutgartu. Pre političke karijere bio je i angažovan u antiratnim organizacijama, a Zelenima se priključio 1985. godine. Preko deset godina je bio portparol Udruženja lezbejki i gejeva u Nemačkoj (LSVD). Snažan je podržavalac istopolnih brakova, a često ga nazivaju i „ocem nemačkog Zakona o registrovanim parnetstvima“. Za njegov doprinos u borbi za ljudska prava dobio je više međunarodnih i domaćih nagrada i priznanja. Trenutno je na više važnih političkih funkcija, a takođe je i predsednik Nemačko-izraelske parlamentarne grupe prijateljstva u Bundestagu.

ENG
Volker Beck is German politician and has been an MP of Greens in Bundestag since 1994. He studied art history, history and German language and literature at the University of Stuttgart. Before his political career he was engaged in in the non-aligned peace movement, joining Greens in 1985. Beck served as spokesman of the Association of Lesbians and Gays in Germany (Lesben- und Schwulenverband in Deutschland) LSVD for over ten years. He is a strong supporter of same-sex marriage and has been referred to as the „Father of the German Registered Partnership Act“. For his contribution to human right struggle he has received several international and national awards and recognitions. He is currently head of several important political functions and also president of the German-Israeli Parliamentary Friendship Group of the German Bundestag.

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