Leo Theo took a stand for NOH8 Campaign
What did you gain from your participation?
I participated in the “NOH8” Campaign to start the spark for Europe."NOH8" is a call to end hatred & violence for greater acceptance and equality for all.
Where are you from?
I’m Greek and I was born and grown up as a second generation immigrant in Germany.
How's the situation in the place where you live on hate behaviors?
In both countries but also in many other European states I travelled, there are still remnants of hatred towards many people in each level. Colored people who are still discriminated, towards people with HIV and the social outcry of gay and trans people are a deep social wound in a Europe that wants to progress. Even sexism is still at very high rates.
Why do you believe there are people who behave like that?
Nobody is born a racist but no one is born ready to be tolerant. Personally, I'm gay, I have family members who are black. My mother taught me to respect females and my father to respect myself. So I consider it my duty to speak openly about these issues and urge everyone to support and follow the campaign.
Did you ever had a bad experience?
Personally I never experienced any kind of hate from others. This does not mean that I will past it.
Are you religious?
I do not belong to any religion, but I respect those who believe and support the right of anyone to believe.
What are your political beliefs?
I do not belong specific to any political side. I work with those who contribute substantially to combat hate speech and violence.
Why should someone follow the campaign?
We should participate in many campaigns and organizations on health and social solidarity. Let’s make “NOH8” a world motto and provide hope to those who are feeling discouraged and desperate by demanding change in light of a brighter vision of the future. Donate “NOH8” campaign especially with love.
I’m calling on everyone, young and old in Europe and from all countries over the world to unite against everything that begets hatred!