First Baltic Pride March in Ten Years Took Place in Tallinn

On 8th July, 2017 the Baltic Pride in Tallinn invited all supporters of a fair, equal, and inclusive society to march in the first LGBT+ event in Tallinn in ten years. The representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL also participated in the the Baltic Pride 2017 celebrations in Tallinn.

The Baltic Pride LGBT+ Culture Festival assembled for a march through Tallinn at the Viru gate in the city center. According to the organizers, the event was intended to celebrate together, but also to raise awareness of a community and its issues that usually don’t get a lot of attention.

The march ended with an open air concert featuring artists Creep Party, Laine, Sofia Rubina, St. Cheatersburg, Twisted Dance Company, Zebra Island, and Ziggy Wild.

The events in Tallinn were part of the Baltic Pride festival, which travels to a different Baltic state every year. It was held in Tallinn for the third time, the first Baltic Pride took place in Latvia in 2009.