2015-09-11

Sweden to host EuroPride 2018

It’s often considered one of the most LGBTI-friendly countries in Europe – and in 2018, the Swedish cities of Gothenburg and Stockholm will join forces to host Europride, it has been announced.   Stockholm Pride and Gothenburg’s West Pride will split the duties, the European Pride Organisers Association has decided. Anneli Hulthén, Mayor of Gothenburg,

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EVS Volunteer at EuroPride: My Experience

From the 15th to the 21st of June, EuroPride historically took place in Riga. I am speaking of history due to the unique and singular characterization of the event: EuroPride took place in a post-Soviet country for the first time. This marked a break in the wall, which was done in a peaceful and colorful

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Lithuania grapples with homophobia

Lithuania has recently started discussing its attitudes towards homosexuality, in what remains a novelty for a country ranked among the most homophobic in the EU. While data shows that attitudes remain largely the same, many agree that the debates are proof that a change may be coming, albeit slowly. The discussions were largely sparked by

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LGL’s colorful march at EuroPride 2015

On Saturday the 21st of June, 2015, the national LGBT* organization LGL marched in Riga at Europride 2015. The event will be remembered as historical for two main reasons. First of all, Latvia has been the first post-Soviet country to host the festivity of EuroPride. Secondly, attendance to the event reached the impressive number of

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LGL’Baltic Pride movie “We Can Be Gay Today” screened at EuroPride 2015

On Thursday the 18th of June, 2015, in the framework of the EuroPride 2015, the national LGBT* organization LGL screened the movie “We Can Be Gay Today” in the charming context of the Pride House, benchmark venue of many events during EuroPride. The movie was preceded by an interesting discussion on the realization of the

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EuroPride 2015: Be the Change!

Today is the Day. EuroPride finally touched the beautiful city of Riga and, from today till the 21st of June, will bring a wave of freshness, liveliness and queer love to the Latvian capital-city.  The event makes history in the way that, this year, EuroPride takes place in a post-Soviet country for the first time.

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EuroPride 2015 will take place in Riga, Latvia

EuroPride is one of Europe’s main LGBT events and this year it ill be hosted by Riga, Latvia, coinciding with the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This EuroPride marks a historic occasion as the first EuroPride to be held in a post-Soviet country on the EU’s Eastern border with Russia. This

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Human Rights commissioner reminds President of Latvia about LGBT* rights

Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, has criticized recent comments in a newspaper interview about homosexuality and society by Latvian President Andris Bērziņš, the LETA newswire reported on January 12, 2014. “Latvia, along with other Council of Europe Member States, is bound by the European Convention on Human Rights, which guarantees