Thousands, including members of a LGBT police association, also turned out for the 14th edition of the pride parade in Athens. Since the leftist government took office in 2015, Greece has extended civil partnerships to same-sex couples, authorised sex changes from the age of 15 and legislated for children to be adopted by same-sex partners.
The Syntagma square from the early morning was not giving a very hot feeling to people who gathered there for the event or just passing by, the rhythm and the energy of the people was felt across the city. People were dancing and having fun until very late especially after the parade when very known singers and performers were coming one by one on the stage.
The 14th Athens Pride, and the second at Syntagma Square, as mentionned above was endorsed by the Greek governent and it was the first time that the parliament building was lit for the event, after a decision by House Speaker Nikos Voutsis at the request of the parade organizers.“Combating all discrimination is a precondition for equality and the basis for creating a society of progress and prosperity,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wrote on Twitter as a message to the 2018 Athens Pride.
Thousands of people from Athens and other greek cities gathered at Syntagma Square for the festivities that included dancing to DJ music, face and body painting, greetings and other actions.
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