Embassies “Take a Stand” to Support Athens Pride 2015

The Embassies of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the UK, and the USA in Greece are supporting the  festival and parade on June 13, 2015.

Our countries strongly support the rights of LGBT people, as part of our commitment to universal human rights. Events such as Athens Pride, whose theme this year is “Take a Stand,” are part of international efforts to combat the violation of human rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Annual LGBT pride events take place around the world, usually in June. The events mark the anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York City in 1969, widely seen as the birth of the movement to secure equality for LGBT people.

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