28th August 2014
Greek MP calls gay Luxembourg Prime Minister and partner ‘Queer mates’ 14
4:56 PM — A notoriously homophobic Greek MP couldn't resist making a jibe at Luxembourg’s gay Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, following news of his engagement.
25th August 2014
Greece: Athens gay couple attacked by homophobic mob 21
1:13 PM — A gay couple in Athens have been brutally assaulted by a homophobic mob.
4th August 2014
Italy: Outrage after famous statue dressed in thong and feather boa 29
11:58 AM — A feud has erupted in Italy, after a 2500-year old statue was dressed in a leopard skin thong for a photo shoot.
29th July 2014
Athens: 10 police officers attack men for holding hands 63
3:23 PM — Two young men have reportedly been attacked in Athens by up to 10 police officers after they were spotted holding hands.
7th July 2014
Greece: Newly discovered gay erotica ‘some of the oldest in the world’ 7
12:36 PM — An archaeologist in Greece has uncovered ancient inscriptions celebrating gay sex, in what is believed to be some of the oldest erotic graffiti in the world.
18th June 2014
Greek bishop: Gays are a ‘perversion’ and pride is a ‘disgrace’ 58
11:53 AM — A leading Greek Orthodox bishop has said homosexuality is a "perversion of the human existence", and that a gay pride festival is a "disgrace and a challenge."
26th May 2014
Greece: Homophobic extreme-right party gains European seats for the first time 23
2:23 PM — A homophobic extreme-right party has made gains in Greece, and looked set to enter the European Parliament for the first time.
7th January 2014
Greece: Gay rights activists use public holiday to stage kiss-in against anti-gay bishop 11
6:05 PM — This week a Greek public holiday including a traditional religious ceremony was attended by gay activists who used a kiss-in to protest against an ultra-conservative bishop.
28th November 2013
Greece: Bishop threatens to excommunicate officials who support gay civil partnerships 31
6:29 PM — A bishop in Greece has threatened to excommunicate any officials in his diocese who support measures to legalise same-sex civil partnerships.
27th November 2013
Greece announces legislation to recognise cohabiting same-sex couples 11
5:56 PM — The same month that it was ruled by the Strasbourg Court that Greece was violating the European Convention on Human Rights by not allowing civil partnerships, it has announced legislation to legally recognise cohabiting same-sex couples.
7th November 2013
European Court of Human Rights rules against Greece’s ban on gay civil unions 21
3:04 PM — Greece’s ban on same-sex couples from entering civil unions violates the European Convention of Human Rights, a European court has ruled.
5th October 2013
Greece: Dozens protest against Russian anti-gay law ahead of Olympic flame hand over 8
3:46 PM — A protest has taken place in central Athens ahead of the handover of the Olympic flame to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics organisers.
10th September 2013
Archbishop of Constantinople says gay relationships are ‘reprehensible new inventions’ 122
2:58 PM — Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople, has called gay relationships "reprehensible," and said that cohabitations between same-sex couples are "new inventions."
2nd July 2013
Greece: Gay rights campaigners appalled as health minister sanctions forced HIV tests 41
4:25 PM — Greece's new health minister has reintroduced a measure to allow the police to carry out forced HIV tests.
28th March 2013
Greece: Travel company launches homophobic TV ad campaign featuring predatory truck driver 109
1:11 PM — A travel company in Greece has launched a new TV ad campaign that appears to draw upon antiquated homophobic stereotypes of gay men.
16th November 2012
Greece: Gay play production team and cast charged with blasphemy 61
6:22 PM — Actors and the producer and director of a play in Greece that depicted Jesus Christ as gay have been charged with blasphemy.
9th November 2012
Birmingham: Waiter goes berserk after gay couple complain about meal 57
4:16 PM — A gay couple faced a tirade of abuse at a Greek restaurant in Birmingham when they complained about their meal.
1st November 2012
Greece: Golden Dawn forces closure of gay play 54
4:12 PM — The Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn have succeeded in forcing a theatre company into closing its production of Corpus Christi, which portrays Jesus Christ as a gay man.
18th October 2012
Far-right Greek MP filmed shouting homophobic abuse over ‘gay’ play 30
9:42 PM — An extremist Greek MP, who last week was captured shouting homophobic and racist insults at a theatre director in a YouTube video, has spoken of his pride at his violent behaviour.
16th October 2012
Greek state television accused of censoring Downton gay kiss 67
9:11 PM — Greek state television has come under fire for editing out a gay kiss on the premiere of the British period drama Downton Abbey.