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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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How to build an aesthetics of discomfort on a music video while trying to overcome gender by either openly playing with it or by disguising it


This strange videoclip comes from Sweden. It’a a good way for us who don’t live the country to understand the mixity in the swedish society.

Pass This On” is a single from the Swedish electronic duo The Knife, released in 2003. It is the third track on The Knife’s second studio album, Deep Cuts. In Knife’s work we can obviously see their signature aesthetics: the blurring of gender and sexuality in their music.

The music video for the song was directed by Johan Renck and features female impersonator Rickard Engfors in a room lip-synching to the song. Both members of The Knife, Karin (also known as Fever Ray)(2) and Olof Dreijer, are visible in the video: Olof is seen dancing next to Engfors and flirting with him, and Karin appears at the end of the video, sitting at a table and looking at Engfors and Olof.

the knife pass this on caption

The narrative depicts a glamorous blonde singer — in real life, one of Sweden’s most well known female impersonators named Rickard Engfors — performing in what looks like a shabby community centre, to an initially disinterested audience. By the end of the song, however, the slinky diva has mesmerised not only one particular young man (Olof Dreijer from The Knife), who dances around her as though hypnotised, but also well and truly ‘owned’ the rest of the crowd whom similarly succumb to her charms.

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