Greece

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Added on: 02/16/2024
02/15/2024
Greece’s parliament approved a bill allowing same-sex civil marriage on Thursday, a landmark victory for supporters of LGBT rights that was greeted with cheers by onlookers in…

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Added on: 02/13/2024
02/12/2024
For as long as he can remember, 16-year-old Yannis Belia has had a “second mother” invisible in the eyes of Greek family law. That’s about to change…

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Added on: 02/01/2024
01/31/2024
It all started with a broken heart. Roxy* kept her queerness to herself as she was growing up in Freetown Sierra Leone. Her mother – a pastor…

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Added on: 01/15/2024
Greeks appear divided regarding the institutionalisation of marriage for same-sex couples, as shown in a poll by Opinion Poll for The Toc as 50.4% appear negative or rather…

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Added on: 01/13/2024
1/12/2024
Greece’s government is slated to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption after the country’s left-wing political party withdrew its opposition. Stefanos Kasselakis, the out gay leader of Syriza,…

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Added on: 01/12/2024
01/11/2024
Greece will legalise marriage and adoption by same-sex couples, the prime minister said on Wednesday (10 January), but gave no timeframe on the sensitive issue in the…

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Added on: 01/06/2024
01/05/2024
Monasteries on Mount Athos, an important Orthodox Christian spiritual centre for centuries, have denied that the Archbishop Elpidophoros of America’s visit to the monestaries was canceled because…

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Added on: 12/30/2023
12/29/2023
The Greek government is pushing ahead with its same-sex marriage legislation, despite opposition from the church. In July, the prime minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, promised to…

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Added on: 10/11/2023
10/10/2023
Stefanos Kasselakis, 35, caused a stir recently when he was elected as leader of Syriza, becoming Greece’s first openly gay political leader. He has since caused further…

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Added on: 10/08/2023
10/07/2023
Greece’s first openly gay political party leader says he was deliberately trying to “stir stagnant waters” and tackle the taboo subject of same-sex couples having children when…

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Added on: 09/27/2023
09/26/2023
Greek-American entrepreneur Stefanos Kasselakis has become the leader of Greece’s opposition left-wing party – and has his sights set on becoming the country’s first openly LGBTQ+ prime…

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Added on: 07/11/2023
07/09/2023
The Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, recently vowed to legalize same-sex marriage during an interview with Bloomberg. “Same-sex marriage will happen at some point and it’s…

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Added on: 05/04/2023
Greece’s Supreme Court has barred a convicted neo-Nazi from competing in upcoming national elections. But despite that decision, the court has allowed another extreme-right, nationalist party to…

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Added on: 07/23/2022
The parliament of Greece passed a law earlier this week banning “sex-normalizing” surgeries for babies born intersex. Intersex children are born with any number of chromosomal, gonadal,…

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Added on: 07/12/2022
07/11/2022
Evanggelos Bousis and Peter Dundas, both of Greek descent, became the first gay couple to hold a Greek Orthodox Baptism for their children in Greece on Saturday….

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Added on: 06/17/2022
ATHENS – They won’t be wearing their uniforms but members of the European LGBT Police Association, after meeting in the Greek capital, said they will take part…

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Added on: 06/06/2022
ATHENS – It’s not easy being gay in Greece and it’s even tougher for gender queer children and youths during a time when many people are questioning…

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Added on: 05/13/2022
ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece on Wednesday banned conversion therapy for minors, a practice aimed at suppressing a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity and which the lesbian,…

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Added on: 05/04/2022
Reacting to today’s decision by the Athens Mixed Jury Court acquitting four police officers of involvement in the death of LGBTI activist Zak Kostopoulos, Glykeria Arapi, Director…

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Added on: 11/30/2021
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Can you start by telling me a bit more about the Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival? What led to its foundation back in 2018? The festival’s creation was…

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Added on: 01/13/2021
01/11/2021
LONDON, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Greece’s first openly gay minister said encountering homophobia in public life was “a given”, but hoped his appointment to the…

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Added on: 01/05/2021
01/04/2021
The center-right government of Greece announced the country’s first out minister on Monday. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appointed Nicholas Yatromanolakis as the new deputy minister of culture….

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Added on: 12/22/2020
Days after his death in the heart of Athens, the image of Zak Kostopoulos began to appear across the city centre, on buildings and nondescript office blocks,…

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Added on: 10/03/2020
10/02/2020
Politicians deepen existing divides when they use inflammatory language, such as hate speech, and this makes their societies more likely to experience political violence and terrorism. That’s…

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Added on: 08/19/2019
08/19/2019
A controversial Greek Orthodox bishop who was convicted of inciting violence against homosexuals has announced his resignation after four decades at the post. “Today is my last…

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Added on: 06/16/2019
06/14/2019
This week Germany celebrated legalising homosexuality twenty-five years ago. Until June 11, 1994, it was still considered a crime in Germany even though since 1969 homosexuals were…

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Added on: 05/05/2019
Romanian Adrian Coman and his American-born partner Clai Hamilton had two major reasons to celebrate when they tied the knot last June. One of course, was their…

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Added on: 02/02/2019
01/29/2019
A Greek bishop has been given a seven-month suspended jail sentence for inciting homophobic hatred and abusing ecclesiastical office. Bishop Amvrosios of Kalavryta, whose name is Athanassios…

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Added on: 01/20/2018
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