THESSALONIKI, Greece — Police say more than 6,000 people have marched through the streets of Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, in its third gay pride parade.
The mayor said he and diplomats took part this year “because we support diversity and freedom of choice, both in sex and religion.”
The march again was condemned by the local Orthodox church, whose leader, Bishop Anthimos, described it as a “promotion of perversion.”
Police maintained a heavy police presence to deter anti-gay attacks. None occurred.
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