Athens Pride 2021: Coming Out - Εικόνα

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As part of Athens Pride 2021, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), in partnership with Athens Pride, is holding an open discussion on the importance of “coming out”. 

“Coming out” is the expression used internationally for the moment an LGBTQ+ person shares their sexual orientation and/or gender identity with their close or wider social environment, i.e. their family, friends, colleagues, etc. The moment of coming out is critical in the life of LGBTQ+ persons and is the result of a series of internal and external processes. The aim of the discussion is to illustrate safe processes and practices, and to highlight the connection of coming out with the visibility of diverse identities and its significance as a political act, looking at how it may have a positive impact on the LGBTQ+ community as well as society at large. 

Athens Pride supports actions that aim at the universal equality of all persons, advocating for rights and claims that are not limited to the dominant social model and traditional social structures. 

Co-ordination: Marios Papadopoulos (Athens Pride)

Speakers: Alexandra Panagiotakopoulou (Colour Youth), Michail Odysseas Giakoumakis (Περήφανοι Γονείς), Alexandra Vasileiou (Orlando LGBT+)


Event information:
The discussion will be held indoors (for a fully vaccinated audience). 
You may watch the event live on this page, as well as on SNFCC's Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Αudience members watching online will be able to ask questions live through eventora.

Simultaneous interpretation in Greek Sign Language will be provided. 

Maximum audience capacity: 231

Tuesday 07/09 | 19:30

Free admission by online pre-registration

You can join the discussion by asking your questions to the panel here.

 Important information:

  • There is a purchase limit of up to four tickets per person.
  • Doors open at 18:00.
  • Pre-registration is valid up to 30 minutes (19:00) before the start of the event, providing your validated booking ticket. Visitors are advised to be at the location, and any pre-registration will be canceled 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the event. With each booking ticket, you will be given a unique seat.
  • Changes on seat numbers or movements during the event are not allowed.
  • Pre-registration is required for both adults and children, in compliance with all necessary measures of safety in accordance with the Hellenic National Public Health Organization. No order of priority will be available on-site.
  • In order for the audience to enter the artistic events that take place indoors, the presentation of a valid vaccination certificate or certificate of recovery is required, or, in case of minors above the age of 12, a declaration of negative self-test result, in accordance with the provisions of Joint Ministerial Decision no. Δ1α/ΓΠ.οικ. 53950  (ΦΕΚ 4054 / Β/04-09-2021). Attendees are required to wear a face mask and observe the social distancing rules, upon entrance and for the entire duration of the events and according to the instructions of the National Public Health Organization (NPHO). An identity check of the person presenting the required document, will be carried out, as prescribed by the law.
  • All SNFCC areas are accessible to people with disabilities.

For more information or clarifications, please contact the SNFCC switchboard on 216 8091000.

The use of face mask and social distancing measures are mandatory in indoor and outdoor areas of the SNFCC, in accordance with Hellenic National Public Health Organization regulations.

Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.

This event comes under a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Alongside the majority of its events, which are free thanks to a series of SNF grants, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center also organizes a number of events with affordable tickets, thus enriching its income sources and securing its long-term financial integrity.

See also

Wednesday 12/06, 18:00

First-Aid Course


Sunday 09/06, 13:00

Fun Dance


Tuesday 04/06, 19:00

Mini Basket