40 min

I learned how to avoid trouble QUEER ATHENS - Queer Greek History, One Story at a Time

    • Sexuality

In this episode, Kostas shares the experience of embracing his gay identity as a teenager in suburban Attica in the 1980s. He describes the challenges faced by young people navigating a very limited gay scene in Athens, including police harassment, parental scrutiny, and restricted means of communication.  He speaks about the duality of living a gay life in downtown Athens while simultaneously trying to meet familial expectations and avoid community judgment in his hometown.  Kostas reflects on the pressure he feels to remain closeted in his professional life while ultimately remaining optimistic about the changes in Greek society and LGBT acceptance he has witnessed in the past three decades.

This episode was made with support from executive producer Mike Mark of www.Questionmark.LGBT, the safe space to read and tell the untold stories that shape us. To support their mission of amplifying global queer stories, visit their Kickstarter campaign.


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Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/queerathens/message

In this episode, Kostas shares the experience of embracing his gay identity as a teenager in suburban Attica in the 1980s. He describes the challenges faced by young people navigating a very limited gay scene in Athens, including police harassment, parental scrutiny, and restricted means of communication.  He speaks about the duality of living a gay life in downtown Athens while simultaneously trying to meet familial expectations and avoid community judgment in his hometown.  Kostas reflects on the pressure he feels to remain closeted in his professional life while ultimately remaining optimistic about the changes in Greek society and LGBT acceptance he has witnessed in the past three decades.

This episode was made with support from executive producer Mike Mark of www.Questionmark.LGBT, the safe space to read and tell the untold stories that shape us. To support their mission of amplifying global queer stories, visit their Kickstarter campaign.


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Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/queerathens/message

40 min