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Athens Pride Week Begins on Friday, with Strict Safety Precautions

September 3, 2020

ATHENS — Athens Pride Week will begin on Friday and run until September 11, with events strictly abiding by all health safety measures, the organisers announced on Thursday.

The events will include presentations of stories illustrating life for the LGBTQI+ communities, seminars, discussions, film screenings, exhibitions, dj sets and performances, and the presentation of the Athens Pride 2020 campaign.

There will be no street parade but the official Athens Pride website and social media accounts will daily post new material.

"Even though this year we will not be able to join our voices on the street, the stories you have sent us will be those that will form our central message…They are stories of moments that made us cry, made us afraid, that hurt us and made us take to the streets. But they are chiefly the stories that made us say 'enough, no more'," the organisers' announcement said.

"In every corner of Greece, the LGBTQI+ individuals shout 'No More' and demand visibility, equality and respect," the announcement concluded.

The central Athens Pride 2020 event will be exclusively online and include a seminar organlsed jointly with the European Parliament's office in Greece entitled "LGBTQI+ Rights: Ambitions and challenges in the EU and in Greece" and an artistic programme available at www.athenspride.eu.

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