Country Details: Gay Rights and Culture in Greece

Greek LGBT Rights:

Homosexual Acts Legal? Yes

Same-sex Relationships Recognized? No

Same-sex Marriages Allowed? No

Same-sex Adoption Allowed? No

Can Gays Serve Openly in the Military? No

Anti-discrimination Laws? Some

While sexual orientation is not a protected discrimination category in the Greek Constitution, there are EU laws in place that prevent sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace.

Legislature Concerning Gender Identity? Some

Transexuals are exempted from military conscription

Cultural Points of Interest:

There are well-known gay scenes on some of the Greek Islands, in particular Myconos for gay men, and the island of Lesbos for women.


Athens Pride – website for the annual Athens pride festival.

GGP – a Gay Greece portal providing travel information and cultural resources.

Sapphites – is a Greek portal with resources concerning rights, legislation, and gay-friendly sites.


One response to “Country Details: Gay Rights and Culture in Greece

  1. Johnston Chen


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