Boutaris Backs Pride Parade

Boutaris Backs Pride Parade

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imagesWith the slogan “Free spirits, Free bodies,” the 2nd Pride Parade will take place in Thessaloniki under the auspices of the city’s Municipality, from June 14 to 15. Music,            photography and theater events, as well as the big parade will take place in numerous spots around Thessaloniki.

In his press release for the event, the mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris, stressed,  “This is not a carnival, nor a touristic attraction. With the Gay Parade we honor diversity.” Talking about the reactions against the parade, he said, “Reactions exist and will exist every time we are before a new reality. From the side of the church and from other organizations, but we cannot do anything about it.”

“In the society that we want to build, everyone has the right to express himself without feeling any kind of oppression for the opposite,” Boutaris added. The mayor of Thessaloniki will address the central event of the Pride Parade.

The events will begin on the afternoon of June 14 at Hrimatistirio Square, in the Ladadika district, in the center of Thessaloniki, while they will continue from 11 a.m. the next morning at White Tower Square. The parade will begin at 7 p.m.

  • Alex

    Gay pride parade is not a problem but the people of Thessalonki need to kick anti-Greek Boutaris out of office. Like many leftist fanatics he wastes no opportunity badmouthing Greece to foreigners for personal gain (see Dablis who’s shamelessly constantly trash talks Greece for money for American military funded setimes.com). Many leftists are ambassadors of hate for Greeks. (also see any leftists that the modern British at the Guardian selectively use to “represent” us)

  • 6800

    Yes and the enemies of Greece always like to quote a leftest Greek politician to further their own causes of theft of Greek lands, history etc. Its no wonder the skops and turks cheer on the communist parties despite being fascist states themselves.

  • Alex

    Exactly. Some of those crying “fascist” are crypto-Nazis themselves. (claiming to support “human rights”… while simulataniously encouraging one another to not only see our country as “occupied” but to delete our very existence as Greeks)