Pride parade

Four arrested for homophobic attack in Thessaloniki

Four men aged between 16 and 22 have been indicted over a physical assault on a Pakistani minor in central Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Saturday evening.

According to reports, the 17-year-old was attacked in Xarchakos park after the suspects asked him if he was taking part in the Thessaloniki Pride event that was being held in the city, and what his sexual preferences were.

Pedestrian crossing painted for Athens Pride parade

A pedestrian crossing at Syntagma Square in central Athens has been painted with the colors of the rainbow as part of the 2018 Athens Pride parade, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Parliament will be lit up with the same colors later in the evening. This is the 14th year the Pride festival held in the Greek capital. [Alexandros Beltes/ANA-MPA]

Ultra-nationalist group official fined 4,000 Turkish Liras over LGBT Istanbul Pride March threat

A court in Istanbul on Dec. 14 gave a fine of 4,000 Turkish Liras ($1,035) to the deputy head of the Alperen Hearths, an ultranationalist youth group linked to religious nationalist Great Union Party (BBP), over his threats against last year’s LGBT Pride March in Istanbul, which was banned by the Governor’s Office.

Turkish Capital Ankara Bans All Gay Rights Functions

The Turkish capital Ankara has banned all gay festivals, screenings, forums and exhibitions on security grounds, reported BBC.

The governor's office said on Sunday that it also wanted to protect public order and sensitivities.

The announcement follows a move last week to ban a festival of German-language gay films also due to have been held in the city.

Hardline Clerics Savage Kosovo's First Pride Parade

Some hard-line Muslim clerics in Kosovo have condemned the announced first Pride Parade in Kosovo, which is set to take place on 2 October in Pristina.

One imam of a mosque in the village of Shipol near Mitrovica, Fatmir Latifaj, has published a video using insulting expression about the LGBTI community and voicing deep opposition to the planned parade in Pristina.

Activists Announce First Pride Parade in Kosovo

Kosovo's Centre for Equality and Liberty, CEL, the Centre for Social Group Development, CSGD and some other organizations will stage the first ever Pride Parade in Kosovo, called "In the name of Love", next week in Pristina.

The parade will be held next Tuesday, starting from the Pristina's main Skenderbeg Square and ending at Zahir Pajaziti Square.