Three thousand Greeks gays and lesbians marched through the centre of Athens on Saturday to demonstrate gay pride and protest against discrimination.
“We’re everywhere” declared the banner at the head of the parade.
In a city that has recently seen more protests against the Greek government’s austerity measures, another banner proclaimed: “Fighting discrimination and the economic crisis is the same battle!”
The country approved a form of civil unions in 2008 especially for homosexuals, but the gay community has been seeking the approval of full gay marriages
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