Following an attack on a trans couple in Thessaloniki, Greece, on Saturday 9 March, the European Pride Organisers Association said in a statement:

“Our thoughts are with the victims of Saturday’s terrifying attack and we stand in solidarity with the many thousands who came out on Sunday to protest. A month on from the jubilant celebrations of equal marriage in Greece, this serves as a reminder that there is still work to do, and this is why EuroPride in Thessaloniki in June will be so important.”

“We have visited Thessaloniki Pride several times since 2017 and we have always felt safe and welcomed in the city. Of course, participants in any Pride should always exercise caution, and we are sure that the police and authorities in Thessaloniki will be paying special attention to EuroPride to help keep participants safe. In common with all EuroPride hosts, Thessaloniki Pride will publish safety information for visitors on their website as the event approaches.”

Local LGBTI+ organisations issued a joint statement condemning the attack. EuroPride 2024 takes place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 21-29 June 2024, hosted by Thessaloniki Pride. Visit their website for further information. Monday 11 March 2024. Image Angelos Kalfas.