Athens Pride is a wholly voluntary, nonprofit company operating under the Greek Civil Code since 2006. Its primary objective is the organization of the Athens Pride Annual Prize and the Pride Parade. In addition, Athens Pride holds cultural, social and political events during the year, either alone or in collaboration with other organizations.
The purpose of Athens Pride is to maximize the visibility of LGBT community in Greek society, thereby at the same time promoting and developing their rights and claims. Athens Pride, through its Volunteer Program, contributes to the awareness and support of LGBT young people, pride also provides a free public platform for all LGBTQI community organizations to promote their goals, actions, and specific claims. This platform also includes NGOs for human rights and civil society, political parties as well as integrated cultural groups. Athens Pride also hosts health organizations that provide vital information, as well as free on-site HIV test and other STDs.