Greek president Katerina Sakellaropoulou posted on her personal social media accounts a message on the occasion of the International Day against Homphobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
“We condemn discrimination on the basis of gender identity, sexual orientation or any other reason,” the President of the Hellenic Republic posted on her personal Facebook page.
Sakellaropoulou pointed out that “persecution, discrimination, social marginalization against LGBT people in many parts of the world is a harsh, persistent reality. A reality that concerns us all, as it affects human dignity and limits human rights.”
She noted that “especially in the current conditions of dealing with the coronavirus, these individuals often face even greater discrimination against them and restrictions on access to health services.”
She underlined “today, on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, Athens is also sending its message. We condemn discrimination, hate speech, violence against individuals over gender identity, sexual orientation or any other cause, and support the right of everyone to freedom of expression, security, self-determination and equal treatment.”
Sakellaropoulou posted her massage also on Twitter.
On the occasion of #IDAHOBIT2020, we condemn discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation or any other cause.
We support everyone’s right to freedom of expression, security, self-determination and equal treatment. pic.twitter.com/byBMhlxjXT
— President GR (@PresidencyGR) May 17, 2020
Members of the LGBt community hailed her message and her position on the issue as “brave and decent.”
It is the first time a Greek President posts against homophobia on the occasion of the day.
KTG why didn’t you report on the scandal of LGBTers’ access to healthcare being restricted???