Greece among EU Consulates General in Atlanta Pride Parade

The National Herald Archive

An image from the Atlanta Pride Parade. Photo: Allerba, via Wikimedia Commons

ATLANTA, GA – Six European Union countries will join in the 49th Annual Atlanta Pride Parade on October 13. This is the first time that the EU consulates in Atlanta will march together, including Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland and the Netherlands.

The Greek Consulate released the following statement about the participation in the parade on behalf of the six EU countries, “As members of the European Union, we reject and condemn acts of violence and discrimination in all regions of the world, committed against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

“We advocate for the respect of LGBTI+ rights and equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation. We encourage further steps in every country to ensure the equality and dignity of all human beings and we welcome positive developments at the international, national and regional level.  We believe that celebrating diversity is a sure way to promote respect for human rights.”