This weekend Thessaloniki held its first ever Gay Pride parade. Naturally the Greek Orthodox Church was in a state of panic, how could this happen in their Greece. The local Bishop from the Greek Orthodox Church, Bishop Anthimo blew his trumpet rallying the faithful to come on to the streets to show their anger. Well about 30 did in contrast to the approximately 2000 who marched in support. The Greek Orthodox Church pokes its fingers into all aspects of Greek life, It's good to see signs of the influence diminishing. Though I personally think there is still a long way to go. Congratulations to the people of Thessaloinki.