Athens Pride 2018


Gay pride athens 2018

Gay pride athens 2018

Gay pride athens 2018

Gay pride athens 2018

Gay pride athens 2018

Gay pride athens 2018

Gay pride athens 2018

Gay pride athens 2018

Thousands, including members of a LGBT police association, also turned out for the 14th edition of the pride parade in Athens. Since the leftist government took office in 2015, Greece has extended civil partnerships to same-sex couples, authorised sex changes from the age of 15 and legislated for children to be adopted by same-sex partners.

The Syntagma square from the early morning was not giving a very hot feeling to people who gathered there for the event or just passing by, the rhythm and the energy of the people was felt across the city. People were dancing and having fun until very late especially after the parade when very known singers and performers were coming one by one on the stage.

The 14th Athens Pride, and the second at Syntagma Square, as mentionned above was endorsed by the Greek governent and it was the first time that the parliament building was lit for the event, after a decision by House Speaker Nikos Voutsis at the request of the parade organizers.“Combating all discrimination is a precondition for equality and the basis for creating a society of progress and prosperity,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wrote on Twitter as a message to the 2018 Athens Pride.

Thousands of people from Athens and other greek cities gathered at Syntagma Square for the festivities that included dancing to DJ music, face and body painting, greetings and other actions.

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Palestine sous les Yeux de Banksy// Palestine through the Eyes of Banksy (En/Fr post)


Banksy is an anonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity. Banksy is the pseudonym of a “guerrilla” street artist known for his controversial, and often politically themed, stenciled pieces.Their satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique.

banksy soldier palestine
Credit: banksy.co.uk

Banksy’s works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.Banksy’s work grew out of the Bristol underground scene, which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. Banksy says that they were inspired by 3D, a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of the English musical group Massive Attack.

banksy cattie gaza
Credit: Banksy.co.uk

Most of his fans didn’t really want to know who he is for years.His work not only includes many powerful, often controversial images, but they may also be found throughout the Internet as viral images. In 2015, he decided to travel to Palestine and the West Bank, where he stenciled nine images on the Bethlehem Wall. These images were an instant hit and virally exploded in the Internet.

banksy gaza art children
credit: banksy.co.uk

Back in 2015, the mysterious British street artist published a video on his official website in which he unveils his new works in Gaza city and raised awareness of the living conditions of its inhabitants.

Continue reading Palestine sous les Yeux de Banksy// Palestine through the Eyes of Banksy (En/Fr post)

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