Embassies lend support to Athens Pride 2016


The embassies of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA are supporting the Athens Pride festival and parade on June 11.

“Our countries strongly support the rights of all LGBT people as part of our commitment to universal human rights,” the embassies said in a joint statement.

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.

The theme of this year’s Athens Pride is “Women are Made Not Born/Men are Made Not Born.”