Gender Identity

Despite New Gender Law, Mount Athos Monks Vow to Uphold Female Visitors Ban

Orthodox monks on Greece's Mount Athos have vowed to uphold their centuries-old ban on all female visitors, after a new government-sponsored gender identity law enabled citizens to change their gender at will. "In light of this legislation, we wonder what...

Western Greece Church Bells Ring in Protest to Gender Rights Law

Church bells have rung in a western Greek diocese to protest a new law that makes it easier for citizens to change their legal gender. Under the guidance of ultra-conservative Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop Amvrosios of Kalavryta, clerics in his diocese...

Almost 3 out of 4 Greeks Oppose Sex Change at 15 – Poll

Almost 72% of respondents to a survey express their opposition to the new law allowing people from the age of 15 to change their gender identity. According to the MRB poll, conducted between 6 and 9 October before the approval...

Greek Parliament Approves Controversial Gender Identity Bill

The Greek Parliament approved a government bill allowing people from the age of 15 to change their gender identity without medical treatment. A total of 147 MP’s voted in favour out of the 285 who turned up to vote, while...

Tsipras: No Tradition, no Religion Requires People to Remain on the Sidelines

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras defended the government's draft bill on the legal recognition of gender identity in parliament on Monday, saying that no tradition can justify marginalizing people who want to determine their gender. "No tradition, no religion, no...

Government Introduces Draft Bill on Recognition of Gender Identity

Every person has a right to the recognition of one’s gender identity, Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Wednesday, introducing a draft bill of the Justice ministry that will allow a person to change the sex with which...