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Aussie couple wants one of Greece’s first gay weddings

An Australian couple are planning on hosting a big gay Greek wedding on the stunning island of Rhodes as Greece’s first same-sex marriages begin. Last month, Greece became the first Christian Orthodox country to legalise same-sex marriage, as well as adoption for gay couples. The marriages are now starting across Greece. Just days after the …

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Supporters cheer as Greece legalises same-sex marriage

Greece has become the first Christian Orthodox-majority country to legalise same sex marriage in a parliamentary vote. Politicians in the 300-seat Greek parliament voted in a 176-76 majority to pass the reform on Thursday night. Others abstained or skipped the vote. Greece first gave same-sex couples access to civil partnerships in 2015, but the unions …

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Another country bans non-consensual surgeries on intersex children

Lawmakers in Greece have voted to pass a bill to ban non-consensual, so-called “normalisation” surgeries on intersex children. Intersex people are born with innate sex characteristics that don’t fit medical norms for female nor male bodies. As infants, many undergo unnecessary and irreversible so-called “normalising” surgeries when they’re too young to consent. While some of …

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On this day: The Sacred Band of Thebes, army of male lovers

During a turbulent war-torn four decades of Greek history, a legendary army of male lovers reigned supreme as the greatest military corps of their time. The Sacred Band of Thebes comprised 150 pairs of male lovers hand-picked for their fighting prowess. On this day 210 years ago — June 3, 1812 —  a holidaying Englishman …

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Greek authorities outraged over gay sex scene shot at Athens’ Acropolis

A gay sex scene filmed at Greece’s Acropolis, the country’s most visited and historically significant site, has sparked outrage after the short film was uploaded online. An anonymous team shot the microbudget, shakycam art film, titled Departhenon, at the site. The Acropolis contains the remains of of several ancient buildings, including the Parthenon. The film’s …