Police Censors Exhibition “Diorthosi” (Correction) by Artist Paola Reveniotis (Nicosia, Cyprus)
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Police Censors Exhibition “Diorthosi” (Correction) by Artist Paola Reveniotis (Nicosia, Cyprus)

via Diana Georgiou The transexual artist, Paola Revenioti, had a photographic exhibition on 20 November 2014, depicting the naked bodies of trans and gay individuals. Citizens complained about the content and the Cyprus state police walked in, without notifying anyone, and charged the organisation for publicly displaying obscenities: namely, penises. Note, the exhibition is supported … Continue reading

Bishop condemns homosexuality as ‘perversion of human existence’
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Bishop condemns homosexuality as ‘perversion of human existence’

Tuesday 17 June 2014 Thessaloniki’s Bishop Anthimos describes city’s Pride event as a ‘disgrace’ When asked to comment on this weekend’s Thessaloniki Pride event, cleric says: ‘Do not give dogs what is holy’ Homosexuality is a “perversion of the human existence” and Thessaloniki’s annual gay pride festival is a “disgrace and a challenge”, one of … Continue reading

Discrimination against transgender student raised in parliament
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Discrimination against transgender student raised in parliament

Despite a recommendation from the country’s ombudsman that the woman’s gender identity be treated with respect while attending Athens 2nd upper high night school, she continues to be subjected to ‘escalating hostile, racist and transphobic behaviour’   The case of a transgender student who has complained of discriminatory treatment and physical and verbal at her … Continue reading

Gay couples protest against Bishop Seraphim at Epiphany ceremony in Piraeus
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Gay couples protest against Bishop Seraphim at Epiphany ceremony in Piraeus

Epiphany, a public holiday in Greece, was marked by a traditional religious ceremony at Piraeus, where gay couples protested against the port city’s ultra-conservative bishop, Seraphim. Accoridng to Efimerida ton Syntakton newspaper, several gay couples kissed as Seraphim conducted the blessing of the waters, throwing a crucifix into the sea. They also handed out leaflets … Continue reading

Greece convicted again for discrimination against gay couples
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Greece convicted again for discrimination against gay couples

Greece’s conviction by the European Court of Human Rights paves the way for the legal recognition of homosexual relationships. Greece was convicted for excluding homosexual couples from the 2008 Cohabitation Agreement. By Dimitris Angelidis A decision of the European Court of Human Rights that is of historical importance for the Greek gay rights movement: Greece … Continue reading