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Greece: Gay lovers go viral as Valentine’s ads spark debate

Greece: Gay lovers go viral as Valentine’s ads spark debate

When Chloe Kritharas Devienne was asked to photograph 28 couples kissing and cuddling in Greece while holding a bar of Lacta chocolate, she did not expect to be attacked by trolls. The Valentine’s Day adverts for the popular chocolate brand were the first to feature same-sex and interracial couples in Greece, a conservative country where […]

Greece passes transgender law opposed by Orthodox Church

Greece passes transgender law opposed by Orthodox Church

The Greek parliament passed a law yesterday (Tuesday 10 October) making it easier for people to change their legally-recognised gender, a move that angered the Church, but was welcomed as long-overdue by human rights groups. The law will allow people to change their gender on official documents with a court ruling, and without requiring medical […]

Greece: Bishop Threatens To Excommunicate Those Who Pass LGBT Legislation

Greece: Bishop Threatens To Excommunicate Those Who Pass LGBT Legislation

A Greek Bishop has sent a letter to Greece’s Deputy Prime Minister, Evangelos Venizelos, asking that same-sex couples be excluded from a new cohabitation agreement. A new amendment, to recognise co-habiting same-sex couples, was proposed by PASOK,

LGBT Greeks Protest Ahead of Olympic Flame Handover

LGBT Greeks Protest Ahead of Olympic Flame Handover

Greek LGBT activists protested the handover of the Olympic Flame to Russia last weekend, ahead of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, due to Russia’s recent enactment of anti-gay legislation. Members of the Greek LGBT youth organisation, Colour Youth, stood in front of the marble stadium which first held the modern Olympic Games in 1986. […]