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It’s not just about ‘Pride’ for Lithuania’s LGBT community

This June, Vilnius is hosting Baltic Pride for the third time, an annual LGBT event that rotates among the three Baltic capitals, and the curious thing about the clamour in the run-up is that, well, there isn’t any. This being the election year and with politicians always eager for coverage, one would have expected that

MP Petras Gražulis was detained by the police for refusing to obey during Baltic Pride 2013 events. © DELFI

On November 29, 2014 the Order and Justice Party has nominated a Member of the Lithuanian Parliament Petras Gražulis to run for Vilnius mayor’s office. “I can tell you that if I am elected, there will be no gay parades”, assured the candidate. MP Gražulis, who chairs the Party’s political group in the Lithuanian parliament,