PRESS RELEASE: Annual General Assembly Accept – LGBTI Cyprus: With Two Women at the Helm


Press Release
20 December 2018

Annual General Assembly Accept – LGBTI Cyprus
With Two Women at the Helm

The Annual General Assembly of Accept – LGBTI Cyprus took place last Saturday, 15 December 2018, at the University of Nicosia, with elections for the new Board of Management of the organisation taking place at the same time. For the first time, the position of the President is now held by a woman, Monica Panayi, who is now 3rd President of the organisation. Sarah Petridou was elected to the position of Vice-President.

The event was attended by Ms Stella Kyriakidou, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights and Vice-President of DISI party, and Iliana Kanara, member of the Central Committee of EDEK. On behalf of the Government the event was attended by Mr Costas Gavrielides, Adviser to the President of the Republic of Cyprus on issues of Multiculturalism, Respect and Acceptance to Diversity and former President of Accept-LGBTI Cyprus.

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1.1.    The Association is committed to handling Personal Data responsibly in order to earn and preserve the trust of its members and any third party interacting with the Association.

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Annual General Assembly Accept – LGBTI Cyprus

Date: Sat, 15/12/2017
Time: 09:00
Location: University of Nicosia, Da Vinci Room

Please note that the event will be held in Greek.  There will be private English translation for those requesting in advance.


Dear Members, Friends of Accept – LGBTI Cyprus,

​We remind you that this Saturday, December 15, 2018, we will have The Annual General Assembly of the organisation on 09.00 at the University of Nicosia, Da Vinci Room, where the elections for the appointment of the new board of management of the organisation will take place.

Following changes in the legislation concerning NGOs, as well as the latest constitutional changes of the organisation based on those, we inform you that it is no longer possible to use proxies or electronic voting and members will need to attend the General Assembly to case their votes. You can download the guidelines for the elections here, were you can also read the running candidates’ application responses.

Relevant guidelines for the conduct of the electoral procedure have been sent with the first mailing on 17.11.2018. The election of the members of the Board of Directors shall be by secret ballot by physical presence. Each voter can vote for an equal number of people as many as the available positions. In this year’s procedure every voter can vote from 1 to 6 candidates upon receiving his ballot paper on the election day and placing it on the ballot box.

The ballot box for voting will be open from 09.00 till 12.00 and members will be able to vote throughout the day. All candidates taking part in the electoral procedure, must receive at least 20% of the valid votes cast, otherwise their participation in the process is deemed void. Since the number of candidacies received is smaller to the number of vacancies, additional nominations may be made during the Electoral General Meeting.

The members of the Presidency, with the consent of the members of the General Meeting, will also constitute the Committee which will count the votes and be supervised by the Election Committee. The members of the Presidency shall keep the votes secret during, as well as after, the end of the electoral procedure.

Full members need to have a paid subscription for 2018 to be able to vote. Subscription renewals (and payments for 2018) will be able to be made during the Annual General Meeting. Renewals can also be made electronically on the webpage of Accept ( after logging in with the email and password of each Member. Members who have not previously registered online, can press the "Donation" button at the top of our website and pay € 10 (for each outstanding year) and then send an email to informing that they wish the donation to registered as payment of their subscription. Members who want to know how much they owe, please communicate with the

Kindly find below the Agenda. We remind you that the celebratory first part of the Meeting will be open to the public and press. There shall be a special arrangement for any members wishing not to be photographed during the Meeting:


9:00      Arrival & Registration / Coffee

09:30    Welcoming by Mr Nicholas Tryfon, President Accept – LGBTI Cyprus
09:40    Greetings by Ms Stella Kyriakides, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
09:50    Greetings by Mr Costa Gavrielides, Advisor to the President of the Republic for issues relating to promoting Multiculturism, Acceptance and Respect of Diversity
10:00    Annual Report of Accept – LGBTI Cyprus
10:30    Presentation of Accept – LGBTI Cyprus Groups
11:00    Discussion

11:45    Elections for the new Management Board (Process analysis, presentation of candidates)
12:00    Approval of the finances
12:15    Approval of auditor
12.20    Any Other Business & Discussion
12:40    Announcement of the new Board of Management
13:00    End

The Management Board, Accept – LGBT Cyprus 

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Date: 20 January, 2019

Duration: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Venue: Dancehouse Lefkosia

Working language: English


Deadline for submitting applications: 20 December, 2018


The Workshop:

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2018 Annual General Meeting Accept – LGBTI Cyprus

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 17:00
University of Nicosia, Da Vichi Room

Dear Members, Friends of Accept – LGBTI Cyprus,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our 2018 Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 15 December 2018 in Nicosia at 09.00 at the University of Nicosia, Da Vichi Room, where we will have the chance to analyse the actions taken in 2018 as well as what the future holds for the organisation, together with friends and allies.

The topics up for discussion during the Annual General Meeting are:

  • Celebratory Part with Guests (a)
  • Presentation, discussion, and approval of the actions of the Board of Directors
  • Presentation, discussion, and approval of financial report
  • Any other business
  • Elections for the new Board of Directors (b)

Α detailed agenda will be sent together with the second mailing documents at the beginning of December. In the meantime, we welcome any suggestions from items to include from members.

Transvember 2018

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 17:30 to Fri, 30/11/2018 - 21:30

Accept LGBTI Cyprus presents ‘Transvember’:


The second week of November is designated as Transgender Awareness Week, while the international Transgender Day of Remembrance is marked annually on November 20th, in memory of the year’s victims of transphobic attacks.



Sat, 10/11/2018 - 23:59
Secrets Freedom Club, Larnaca


Secrets Freedom Club in Cooperation with Accept - LGBTI Cyprus presents the unprecedented, frantic and unique party especially for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Trans, Intersexuals, Queers and Straight friends on Saturday 10th of November 2018 at Secrets Club. It will be an unforgettable night with many special shows, drag Queens, well known strippers AΜΟΝ RA and KRIS WOLF and also sexy dancers. On the decks the one and only DJ TWISTED