Pic of the Week: Germany’s first trans military official put on trial over a dating site profile

Author: Bil Browning

Anastasia Biefang, the German military’s first transgender officer, has been forced to defend her Tinder profile in court – and lost.

The high-ranking commander was disciplined for a violation of the duty of servicewomen and men to behave “properly” outside of duty. The military service senate of the Federal Administrative Court decided that her private dating profile was too spicy despite a decided lack of prosecutions of straight men who regularly post much more explicit content.

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The dastardly expression of sexuality on a dating site read: “Spontaneous, lustful, trans*, open relationship looking for sex. All genders welcome.”

“We think that a commander must also choose his words on the Internet,” the presiding judge said in the verdict. “Formulations that raise doubts about the character’s integrity must be avoided.”

After the verdict, Biefang told reporters that they still didn’t see what was untrue or misleading about her profile, saying, “In the future, I’ll probably have my managers check my profiles to see if that’s legal.”

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Author: Bil Browning


My name is David but my online nick almost everywhere is Altabear. I'm a web developer, graphic artist and outspoken human rights (and by extension, mens rights) advocate. Married to my gorgeous husband for 12 years, together for 25 and living with our partner of 4 years, in beautiful Edmonton, Canada.

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