K. Mitsotakis for the World Day against Homophobia Transphobia: No one alone in this struggle for freedom and equality
“17 years ago, May 17 was designated as World Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, which is celebrated in all modern democracies. Not as a fashion of the time. But as a moment of brave acceptance,” said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in a message to World Day Against Homophobia Transphobia.
“Recognizing that, for decades, millions of people around the world have been – or continue to be – victims of prejudice. Discrimination, violence, persecution, and even murderous attacks. While others have led to misery, isolation, and even suicide, Prime Minister.
And he points out: “As a father, I address, today, to the parents of LGBTQI + children. To ask them the obvious: never to stop loving and supporting them. But also as Prime Minister I promise that I will not leave anyone alone I will be by the side of the transgender teenager who is bullied at school because he is gay.
The injustices and hatreds that, unfortunately even today, exist for our fellow citizens, must finally be eliminated. That is why the State is rapidly implementing the National Equality Strategy. The abolition of the ban on blood donation by homosexuals, the participation of transgender people in the work programs of OAED and the ban on the so-called conversion therapies are just some of the policies that are already being implemented.
I know that much remains to be done. Modern Greece, however, has the will, the maturity, the heart and the soul to cover the lost ground. And if there is one thing we must keep from this day it is the image of a just society where everyone can freely be themselves. Happy for that, and in solidarity with each other. “Because, a free country is the country that has free citizens”, concludes Kyriakos Mitsotakis in his message.