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This video clip of a man ripping up a flag with Pride colours is staged - Featured image

This video clip of a man ripping up a flag with Pride colours is staged

“TEARING UP THE FAKE FLAG,” reads a Facebook post on February 27, 2024, which has been shared more than 350 times. Similar posts were shared in English, Spanish, Turkish and Russian. In the video, a man can be seen tearing up and stamping on an American flag in LGBTQ+ colours that had been hanging outside the house of a woman. 

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Claims that the image of a mother was removed from Greek milk cartons fuel anti-LGBT sentiment - Featured image

Claims that the image of a mother was removed from Greek milk cartons fuel anti-LGBT sentiment

In January 2024, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a bill aimed at legalising marriage and adoption for same-sex couples. On February 15, Greece’s parliament adopted the landmark reform, making the country the 37th in the world – and the first Orthodox Christian one – to legalise adoption by same-sex families. This is a significant step for the country, as previously, the state did not recognize parental rights for non-biological parents (archived link here).

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Greek bishop falsely claimed Switzerland planned a referendum on same-sex marriage for January 2024 - Featured image

Greek bishop falsely claimed Switzerland planned a referendum on same-sex marriage for January 2024

On January 10, 2024, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that his government would move to legalise marriage and adoption for same-sex couples, prompting strong reactions from Greek politicians and the church (archived here). Less than 10 days later, on January 19, the Prime Minister said that the Greek parliament would vote on the issue in February 2024 (archived here).

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