Gender & Inclusion

We welcome all people who visit our website or are interested in working with us, regardless of your origin, social or biological gender, sexual orientation, belief or non-belief, political opinion or appearance.

With this in mind, we strive to use language that is precise and attentive, but also accessible, and therefore, after extensive discussion, we do not use alternative spellings such as underscore or gender asterisk. We use the generic masculine alternating with a generic feminine, meaning everyone in both cases.

However, in order not to receive applause from the wrong side, we would like to emphasise that we categorically reject cooperation with people and organisations that discriminate against or denigrate other people on the basis of their origin, their social or biological gender, their sexual orientation, their beliefs or non-beliefs, their political opinions and their appearance. Likewise, we refuse to cooperate with people or organisations that consciously or approvingly participate in discriminatory or exploitative structures, move outside the democratic discourse with their views or actions, disregard the German Constitution or the UN Human Rights Charter.

To put it more succinctly:

Hate is not an opinion – a pimple on your ass is not a body part either.