The biggest parade in the history of Greece 2022 is over.

Syntagma Square was flooded with color, love, hugs and solidarity as thousands of Athenians took to the streets to walk alongside members of the LOATKI and LGBTQI+ community, proving that Greek society is more mature than ever to welcome and support change and progress . , against discrimination, racism of all kinds, homophobia and transphobia – in favor of human rights, which we should all enjoy.

There were people of all ages, from all walks of life shouting – in fact, raising their voices to be heard, not for a moment shying away from the idea of ​​inclusion – without exception.

The great pride parade, which began shortly after 7:00 p.m. from Parliament, drew thousands of people, the music of chariots and percussion bands set the rhythm, and the assembled people enjoyed the parade as it passed without restraints for the first time. Athens Pride is back and more dynamic than ever thanks to the relentless fight to protect the rights of the LGBTQI community.

As the announcement of the organizers says, among other things, “Human rights are universal and inviolable. All men are born indiscriminately free. We have the right to freedom of speech and expression, physical integrity, education, marriage, family, work and security. Of course, none of the above applies in practice when these rights should also cover our sexual orientation, characteristics, expression and gender identity.

“Suddenly, there are arbitrary restrictions based on non-existent assessments that reinforce the insecurity and discrimination that we constantly face.” And it is noted: “We have the right to live, enjoying the rights and fulfilling the duties that we share with the rest of the world.

We and our families claim true equality without yes, but, with security and inclusion, without conditions and stars. Unconditionally.” Participation in the pride parade in the center of Athens was large, with the presence of representatives of the political world.

Others include the leader of the official opposition Alexis Tsipras, PASOK-Change secretary Andreas Spyropoulos, MERA25 secretary Yiannis Varoufakis, government ministers Akis Skertos and George Culture Nikolaos Giatromanolakis, dep. Domna Mikhailidou and Prime Minister Finance Director Alexis Patelis.

The great pride parade, which began shortly after 7:00 pm from Parliament, drew thousands of people, chariot music and percussion bands set the rhythm, and the assembled people enjoy the parade as it passes without restrictions for the first time. . Athens Pride is back and more dynamic than ever thanks to the relentless fight to protect the rights of the LGBTQI community.

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