The Baltic Pride March for Equality, which took place on June 8th in Vilnius this year, is both a celebration of who we are as well as a protest demanding equality for members of the LGBT community. This year’s slogan was “We Are Family”.
Baltic Pride only comes to Vilnius once every three years, and this was the fourth time the March for Equality took place here.
Last year in Riga, more than 8 000 people participated in the Pride march, and this year in Vilnius almost 10 000 participants joined the March for Equality.
After the march “For Equality!”, in the park nearby the “Paviljonas”, rainbow crossing and LGL office, Pride Park, the outdoor celebration to enjoy the great company and music, took place. The mood of the event was created by DJ Daniel Mariuma (Israel), LGBT choir “Vikerlased” (Estonia), Ruslanas Kirilkinas (Lithuania), LaDiva Live (France), and Catherine d’Oex (Switzerland).
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