Greece has banned so-called "conversion therapy" for minors - conversion therapy attempts to suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
It has been established that there is no scientific or medical basis for conversion therapy practices and the impacts are extremely harmful.
Under the bill, which Greece’s parliament approved, psychologists or other health professionals need a person’s explicit consent to perform such treatment and face fines and a prison term if they violate the law. The bill also bans advertising such practices.
What's life like for LGBTQ people in Greece?
What’s life like for LGBTQ people in Greece? Let’s take a look at some of the key equality indicators.
Is homosexuality legal in Greece?
Yes. Same-sex sexual activity was decriminalised in 1951.
The age-of-consent was equalised in 2015.
Are there anti-discrimination protections in place for LGBTQ people?
Yes. Comprehensive anti-discrimination protections were implemented in 2005.
Is there Marriage Equality in Greece?
No. Same-sex relationships have been legally recognised since 2015.
What’s life like for LGBTQ people in Greece?
In general, Greece is a pretty good part of the world for LGBTQ people.
There is a vibrant and visible LGBTQ community – particularly in Athens and on some of the islands.