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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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What we should learn from the death of Vangelis Yakoumaki in Greece caused by bullying


I was not expecting this end for Vangelis. Deep down I was sure that Vangelis was hidden somewhere – terrified and yet alive . I would expect that he was just waiting that the noise was going to cool down and in the aftermath he would return . And after his coming back , he would have acquired 10 million friends , all of us who never would treaten him as his “frends” or “fellows” .

Greek Police have discovered the body of Vangelis Giakoumakis, the 20-year-old student who went missing over a month ago.

The discovery brings to an end a nationwide police search over the mysterious disappearance that has been the focus of much media attention.

Giakoumakis, who was originally from Rethymno in Crete was studying at the Ioannina Dairy School. On February the 6th Vangelis, who would normally inform his roommate of his plans, suddenly left the rooms they shared saying,’Should I take the keys or leave them?’ He ended up taking his keys but left behind his wallet, his phone and his jacket despite the single-digit temperatures.

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