Athens pride 2015

By Debbie - 6:40 PM

Last Saturday, the center of Athens became colorful and celebrated its 15th Gay Pride supporting the different and "took a stand". However, gay pride is more than a party. Gay prides take place all around the world and they have become an annual constitution. (here is a list with all gay events throughout the world).
What is a gay/LGBT pride?
Gay pride or LGBT pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance
Why Pride Parade?
Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements throughout the world. 
And why June?
The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots which occurred at the end of June 1969, and are widely considered to constitute the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world.

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