The 10th Thessaloniki Pride started on June 20th and, through a series of events, culminated on June 25th with a big parade starting at the White Tower. A long week dedicated to LGBTQ+ rights and acceptance, to fight against discrimination, prejudices and stereotypes. A lot of organisations participated as partners for the event: United Societies […]
A rainbow-coloured logo, queer-branded products, and inviting customers to be proud is what a marketing corporation looks like in June. But do these corporations really invest resources and funding in LGBTQI + associations, initiatives, and efforts? Do they employ queer people and protect their queer workers from discrimination? Are they just for profit, or do […]
Being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community is not easy. That’s a fact. Right now, in the 21st century, there are still 69 countries that have laws that criminalise homosexuality. In four countries being gay can even mean death on a completely legal basis (Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan). Still, there are places in the […]
It’s been half a century since the modern LGBTQ rights movement was born, so this year brings the need for a particularly special celebration. The global pandemic has decided otherwise. This pride month will definitely stay in our memories as an extraordinary one, whether for positive or negative reasons. An Increasing Vulnerability It is indeed […]
Take a shower, pack my things – wallet, phone, do I need my sunglasses too? – and rush out home. The parade is starting in a couple of minutes and I still am a few kilometers away. Could I ever be there on time? Luck is on my side though, as the first bus approaching […]
Let’s talk about gender! This episode of Music Odyssey features songs that give off ‘gender bending vibes’. Volunteers Filip, Dovilė and Sacha discuss the songs, as well as some theory related to gender, sexuality and norms in society. If you want to find out more, listen to this interesting episode of Music Odyssey!
Today it is Bi Visibility Day, also known as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day. The day was established in 1999 and takes place every year on the 23rd of September. The day is used to make bisexual people more visible and to celebrate the bisexual community. In this article, I discuss the history of this day and why it is important.
We live in a highly digital age. For many people, large parts of their lives take place on the internet. Still, a lot of our lives also take place in physical space. The internet gives new opportunities to explore this physical space. Queering the Map is an online initiative that does just that: it maps the experiences and stories of LGBTQ+ people.
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. Our volunteers joined the parade, its colorful flags, participants, music and sounds. Feel it through the photos made by Laura Samuilyte For more […]
During Thessaloniki Pride 9 people from 9 different countries came together to create a radio show. In the youth exchange “Diversity in Visual Arts” they practiced their radio skills and covered the Thessaloniki Pride with interviews, voxpops and much more. Experience or re-experience the sounds and colours of the pride.