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Greece Lifts Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

Gay and bisexual men can now donate blood in Greece as the Health Ministry lifted the ban Greece imposed beginning in the 1980s during the HIV/Aids epidemic. Health minister Thanos Plevris and deputy Mina Gaga signed a ministerial decree on...

Greek Priest Accused of Asking Godparent To Declare Sexuality

A priest from the suburb of Maroussi in northern Athens allegedly asked a woman to sign an official declaration recently stating that she had never said that she was homosexual. The peculiar incident has gone viral in Greece over the...

Greek Court Acquits Bishop Amvrosios Who Called for the Death of Homosexuals

An outcry was caused, after a court of Aigio on Friday acquitted Bishop of Aigialeia and Kalavryta, Amvrosios, on the charges of hate speech and incitement to violence against gays. According to PatrasTimes news website reporting from the court, the...

Middle-Age Gay Couple Appear on Greek TV Advert that Goes Viral (video)

A Greek advert that features a middle age gay couple has become viral in a country which still lags well behind on social acceptance of gay and lesbian couples. The advert; believed to be the first of its kind screened...

5th Thessaloniki Pride With Tribute to Orlando Victims [pics]

The 5th Thessaloniki Pride Parade began shortly after 20:00 (local time) at the White Tower as a group of rainbow-colored participants flowed onto the streets of Ethniki Amynis, Tsimiski and Venizelou streets, passing through Nikis Avenue before reaching the...

Greek Church Prays for LGBT Abnormality, Ahead of Thessaloniki Pride

Members of the Greek Orthodox Church held an all-night prayer vigil on Thursday, ahead of the Thessaloniki Pride Festival due to take place at the capital of Macedonia from June 24-25. The festival has been denounced by church members...

HIV Infections in Greece Decrease After Recent Spike

The Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) has recently announced that the number of HIV infections in 2013 fell for the first time since the financial crisis hit Greece. According to KEELPNO's annual report, published earlier today, the number of new...

Gay Partnership Delay Draws Protests

ATHENS, (AP) - Gay rights protesters gathered outside Greece's parliament late Friday after the government said it would delay legislation allowing civil unions for same-sex couples. The decision came despite a European court ruling that found Greece has been...

Athens Mayoral Candidate Comes Out as HIV-Positive

In the race for the upcoming local elections, which will be held in May all over Greece, a candidate for the mayor’s office of the city of Athens has come out as HIV-positive. Gregory Vallianatos, a 58-year-old Greek journalist, widely...

Cyprus Protects Gay Rights with New Penal Code

The Cypriot government decided to amend the Penal Code in order to protect people from discrimination or psychological or other forms of violence because of their sexual orientation. According to the newspaper Fileleutheros, the decision of the Criminal Code Amendment...