European LGBT Cops Won’t Wear Uniforms in Athens Pride Parade

 | 
06/16/2022

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 in the Athens Pride parade but out of uniform. That, it was said, was out of respect for the decision by organizers with the event coming during a time when tension is rising in some places around the world about the LGBT+ community, especially with police. Pride Organizers said the community has difficult relations with Greek police and the event comes in the aftermath of the acquittal of officers in the case of the beating death of a gay Greek-American. The group said it doesn’t want any association in the parade with police including from LGBT police from around Europe who will be marching and that an attempt will be made to bette relations with law enforcement.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 02/20/2024
02/20/2024
In a scene like many played out in theaters around the world, last month a smiling dance performance director emerged from the wings after …
Added on: 02/20/2024
02/19/2024
Idaho officials asked the Supreme Court to let the state enforce a strict ban on gender-affirming treatments for minors in an emergency request made …
Added on: 02/20/2024
02/20/2024
In the last few years, potentially due to the pandemic-caused confinement at home, the topic of third places has gained prominence in popular discourse. …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 02/20/2024
Russian police raided a party they accused of spreading LGBT propaganda and beat its attendees in the snow, as part of a crackdown sweeping …
Added on: 02/16/2024
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 …
Added on: 02/14/2024
In a groundbreaking move, Wojciech Szeląg, a host on Polish state-run television, has issued an apology for the homophobic propaganda that was promoted on …