Blog by Costa Gavrielides

The Legal Gender Recognition Bill is submitted to the Parliament
The Minister of Justice and Public Order, Stefi Drakou, announced yesterday at the Cyprus Pride March 2022 the promotion to the Parliament for the adoption of the bill for the Legal Recognition of Gender Identity after the recent...
26/09/2022 18:17:52 - Comments

In recent months, and especially after the announcement of the first confirmed case in Cyprus, there has been a heated debate on how to spread and protect against the monkeypox virus. It is now a serious challenge for health professionals to properly manage the parapl.

11/08/2022 08:00:00 - Comments
Marriage discrimination for Cypriot citizens of two categories
The Parliament approved the day before yesterday, July 14, 2022, the proposal of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works to hold civil weddings in nine archaeological sites, museums and castles. The aim of this movement is to enhance the visibility of our cultural heritage.

Many congratulations for...
16/07/2022 15:11:30 - Comments
International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022, let us take the time to remember one of the most heinous crimes of our time which resulted in the deaths of six million Jews, Roma, homosexuals, people with disabilities, political opponents, Jehovah's Witnesses and other victims...

27/01/2022 20:13:47 - Comments
Goodbye Marina Galanou
It is with great sadness that I was informed today of the news of the death of Marina Galanou.

Marina Galanou was the dynamic president of the Transgender Support Association in Greece with intense active activist activity in support of trans rights for decades. She was the editor of the publishing house ...
09/10/2021 02:04:43 - Comments
Novartis second LGBTI+ training course
It is very positive that, globally, more and more companies recognise the need to accept and integrate diversity in the workplace. 

Although we are still in very early stages in Cyprus, lately fortunately we are seeing this increased interest in our country as well. All... you're going to have
15/07/2021 19:11:11 - Comments
Meeting with the S.A. Ambassador of the Netherlands Elke Merks-Schaapveld
In a friendly atmosphere, we had a meeting today with the S.A. Ambassador of the Netherlands, Mrs. Elke Merks-Schaapveld. The main objective of the meeting was to inform Mrs Merks-Schaapveld about the situation of LGBTI+ rights in Cyprus. 

Among other things, reference was made to the conviction of ...
09/07/2021 19:10:56 - Comments
Launch of equal rights coalition's five-year LGBTI+ strategy
The Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cornelius Cornelius, represented Cyprus this week at the online launch of the LGBTI+ Strategy of the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC), to which Cyprus has been a member since 2018. 

08/07/2021 21:35:44 - Comments
Campaign to record LGBTQI+ experiences of conversion therapies in Cyprus
In collaboration with the scientific body "Orlando LGBT+ Mental Health without Stigma" we are launching a campaign to record experiences of conversion therapies in Cyprus, with the aim of identifying bad practices and their results in support of their criminalization effort.
06/04/2021 10:30:00 - Comments
Two words about Socrates Hasicos
It is with sadness that I have been informed of the death of Socrates Hasicos this morning. He was the Minister who promoted and vigorously supported the Civil Union in the Parliament, as well as the first Minister who represented the Government in the Cyprus Pride March in 2015.
05/04/2021 16:13:28 - Comments