The only thing necessary for the persistence of evil is for enough good people to do nothing

Greek Bloggers Against Discrimination

Via Abravanel, roides & gay super hero

[English translation follows the Greek]

UPDATE: If you can translate this into German, please offer your services here.

UPDATE 2: Here is a list of organisations and websites that have been informed of this initiative. It has also been sent to the ministry and to the deputies of the European Parliament. Thank you for the update, Vangelis.

Human Rights Watch
Ilga-Europe
OutRage!
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
Inter-LGBT
All Different All Equal
The Task Force
Washington Blade
GLAAD
COC Nederland
Gay Middle East
PinkNews.co.uk
365gay.com
lesbian.org
expressgaynews.com
afterellen.com
afterelton.com
247gay.com

UPDATE 3: Pink News picks up the story and asks

our friends in Europe and around the world to help us achieve the widest possible publicity for these initiatives. This discriminatory project has been widely denounced not just by the LGBT community, but also Greek citizens from all walks of life who believe that it violates the Equality clause enshrined in our constitution, as well as the country’s European commitments


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GREEK BLOGGERS AGAINST DISCRIMINATION

In Greece gays, lesbians and transexuals know about discrimination. They face it daily from their families, in their social lives and in the professional field.

But sometimes, all it takes is a single straw to break the camel’s back.

According to press reports, the greek government is preparing to introduce a domestic partnership “contract” EXCLUSIVELY for unmarried heterosexual couples. We do not believe that a mere “contract” can resolve the issues same-sex couples face or ensure their fair treatment under the law. However this discriminatory proposal is a direct contravention of the Greek Constitution, as well as European human rights treaties. Especially since same-sex couples already enjoy legal rights in 18 European nations.

The aim of this intervention is to make sure that European institutions, human rights organisations, websites and weblogs from around the world learn about these proposals. What we ask for is equal rights for all. Nothing more and nothing less.

This time around we will not sit idly by. This time around we will not keep silent.

???? ???????????? ??????? ???????? ???????? ??? ?????????? ??????????? ?? ???? ????????? / the following weblogs participate in this initiative:

http://alloparmenos.blogspot.com/
http://alximist.blogspot.com/
http://a-mpa.blogspot.com/
http://www.amvro.blogspot.com/
http://anilikos.blogspot.com/
http://aphroditescomments.blogspot.com/
http://apsoy.blogspot.com/
http://asheets.blogspot.com/
http://athens.indymedia.org/
http://aviator87.blogspot.com/
http://billzk.blogspot.com/
http://www.blog-o-friends.blogspot.com/
http://blog.teleologikos.eu/
http://celsius33.blogspot.com/
http://changegreecenow.blogspot.com/
http://cookiebashing.blogspot.com/
http://darkenlight.wordpress.com/
http://deadend-mind.blogspot.com/
http://dreamsgr.blogspot.com/
http://deviousdiva.com/
http://hotel-iris.blogspot.com/
http://enteka.blogspot.com/
http://erisabetsu.blogspot.com/
http://erimosiparalia.blogspot.com/
http://equilibrium-chaos.blogspot.com/
http://etalon-etalon.blogspot.com/
http://ethanandthecity.wordpress.com/
http://hfaistiwnas.blogspot.com/
http://elementstv.blogspot.com/
http://ellontia.pblogs.gr/
http://epidemios.blogspot.com/
http://erimosiparalia.blogspot.com/
http://etsieinaihzwh.blogspot.com/
http://fiddleofthepan.blogspot.com/
http://floga-gr.pblogs.gr/
http://www.folkefiende.blogspot.com/
http://freedomisland.wordpress.com/
http://www.gaynewsingreek.blogspot.com/
http://www.gayrightsgreece.blogspot.com/
http://gerasimos-memoryland.blogspot.com/
http://giaskepsou.blogspot.com/
http://gordongr.blogspot.com/
http://greatanubis.blogspot.com/
http://www.greek-lolita.blogspot.com/
http://greektrans.blogspot.com/
http://gremiii.blogspot.com/
http://gsus-saved.blogspot.com/
http://hommesweethomme.wordpress.com/
http://ifigeneia.blogspot.com/
http://impressedguy.wordpress.com/
http://isimeria.blogspot.com/
http://istherelifeafterbirth.blogspot.com/
http://iphimedea.blogspot.com/
http://j-jimmy-rose.blogspot.com/
http://jigiart.blogspot.com/
http://keen-on-boys.blogspot.com/
http://kousouri.blogspot.com/
http://www.lastnightidreamtthatsomebodylovedme.com/
http://legallyblonde78.blogspot.com/
http://lianokladi01.blogspot.com/
http://lolitasequel.blogspot.com/
http://luclebelge.skynetblogs.be/
http://mahler76.blogspot.com/
http://merawen.blogspot.com/
http://miaarkoudapouthneleganbetty.blogspot.com/
http://mikroanalogo.blogspot.com/
http://moodygirlland.blogspot.com/
http://motherfuckin-bitch.pblogs.gr/
http://mourlopedo.blogspot.com/
http://www.musenol.blogspot.com/
http://my-greece.blogspot.com/
http://www.nanakos.blogspot.com/
http://www.naterradosdeuses.blogspot.com/
http://naftilos.blogspot.com/
http://naya-dreamthrum.blogspot.com/
http://naytilostoydiadiktyoy.blogspot.com/
http://neverlandean.blogspot.com/
http://nocturnegr.blogspot.com/
http://novideodoni.wordpress.com/
http://novito.blogspot.com/
http://omadag.blogspot.com/
http://orestiss.blogspot.com/
http://paolofuego.blogspot.com/
http://www.parkyourdots.com/
http://www.lifoland.gr/blogs/pink_fish/index.html
http://pitsirikos.blogspot.com/
http://potepote.blogspot.com/
http://pliats.blogspot.com/
http://poontangdee.wordpress.com/
http://povofag.blogspot.com/
http://prezatv.blogspot.com/
http://provatos.blogspot.com/
http://pyrroulas.blogspot.com/
http://raresteak.wordpress.com/
http://revqueer.blogspot.com/
http://rodiat7.blogspot.com/
http://roides.wordpress.com/
http://sensualmonk.blogspot.com/
http://simplethoughtssimplewords.wordpress.com/
http://stereonova.blogspot.com/
http://straths8alassinos.wordpress.com/
http://theaquariumram.blogspot.com/
http://thebsouth.blogspot.com/
http://the-hourglass-of-life.blogspot.com/
http://themotorcycleboy.blogspot.com/
http://thesparrow.wordpress.com/
http://the-wrong-guy.blogspot.com/
http://www.toksilotisarkoudas.blogspot.com/
http://tobriki.blogspot.com/
http://toumanidis.blogspot.com/
http://transs-transsexual.blogspot.com/
http://tsarlatann.blogspot.com/
http://u-blogme.blogspot.com/
http://www.umhomemgrego.blogspot.com/
http://www.unamiradagay.blogspot.com/
http://vassilisk.blogspot.com/
http://voltsekgayworld.blogspot.com/
http://yesmrbob.blogspot.com/
http://xomeritis.blogspot.com/
http://zygines.blogspot.com/

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9 Comments

  1. March 19, 2008    

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  2. March 19, 2008    

    I’m with ya on this one DD. Until we can do away with discrimination based on sexual preferences, how can we deal with other forms of racism and discrimination?

  3. March 19, 2008    

    If you check the blog right now, I have posted a list of international media, organisations and websites that we have already informed of our initiative and more are on the way. We have also sent it to the Ministry and all the deputies in the european parliament. We will do all that we can to make our voices heard, no matter what the outcome.

    Thank you again for your kind interest that gives us so much hope.

    Vangelis

  4. March 19, 2008    

    Hi gay super hero, thank you for your kind words and you are very welcome !

    It was great this time to have it in Greek and English. I do believe it is very important to put the word out to non-Greek speaking readers. There is a lot of interest in what happens here in Greece.

    You are right, every voice is valuable. I am very happy to see so much activism amongst Greek bloggers around this issue (and also the bloggers rights issue) and very pleased to be a part of it.

    Keep up the good work and keep us informed of any developments.

  5. March 20, 2008    

    We have the translation in German. Thank you very much :-)

  6. Rob McDowall
    March 21, 2008    

    Hello Hello All the way from Scotland…

    I have seen your campaign, good on you!

    I am going to add a link to your site from our
    site at http://www.equalrightsnow.net

    I think that people worldwide should join your
    campaign and provide support.

    Shocking! Discriminatory! Offensive and Unjust!
    Let’s rise together and drag these draconian, ancient
    views into the 21st century!

    Lots of love and support

    Rob

  7. March 21, 2008    

    Hello everyone and thank you again for your wonderful support. I have already written to Rob about this and I am writing to you as well. If anyone can be so kind as to provide us with the URLs or e-mail adresses of websites and blogs mainly from Europe but also from around the world that deal with gay-rights or anti-discrimination issues and might be interested in helping us with coverage abroad, we would be more than grateful. Also is there any organisation that might help us with a mailing campaign targeting the Ministry of Justice?

    As you know as Internet campaigns go, this one was pretty succesful, as we have enrolled 220 blogs already. However the mainstream media is still ignoring us. Pressure from abroad can be vital to our effort.

    Once again thank you for your help and support

  8. Rob McDowall
    March 21, 2008    

    gay superhero, can you please email me at rob(at)equalrightsnow.net or add me to MSN sexy_rob17@hotmail.com and we can chat about support etc.

    Rob x

  9. ixis
    December 28, 2008    

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