Vagia Georgali is a Full Stack Developer and Graphic Designer and and co-owner of Saorsa Bar in Metaxourgeio, Athens. She studied accounting and finance at the Technological Educational Institute of Crete where she served as the Student Union Secretary in the School of Management and Economics. Previously, she has worked as a radio producer at UOC 96.7 and Mind Radio. Vagia began her activist work as a member of the Greek Communist Youth while a secondary school and university student, and she is currently a member of both Syriza’s Progressive Alliance and its Loatkiplus group. For over a decade she has supported Greek queer cultural life though her work as a columnist for the LGBTQ+ free press publication City Uncovered, as a portal administrator of lesbian.gr, a contributor to the Outview Film Festival, and as the co-creator and editor-in-chief of the former 4queers.gr. Now, Vagia is focused on building the Queer Athens community and producing season one of the show.
Queer Athens isn’t just a podcast; it’s a grassroots oral history project. Our episodes share and circulate stories of political activism and queer livelihoods within the Greek LGBTQ+ community and they serve as a starting place for potential allies who looking to educate themselves about LGBTQ+ issues for the first time.