By AJ Allen 05 Jun 11 - Radio Netherlands reports that yesterday, thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Athens to protest against anti-gay prejudice. Organisers said about 10,000 people took part in this year’s Athens Pride parade, the city’s seventh, which attracted double the participants from last year.
Spokesperson Dimitris Tsampouris told AFP: ‘ As time passes, more and more people are liberated’.
“Kiss me everywhere” was the slogan of this year’s colourful gay pride parade.
Tsampouris added: ‘ We chose this slogan because the Greek National Council for Radio and Television (an independent supervising authority) penalises stations that show people of the same gender kissing’.
Nikolas Kokkonis, a 19-year-old student and pride participant, stated: ‘You have to fight for your rights in a society that rejects it’.
Organisers were very happy with the day and support for the event.