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Mariela Castro leads Cuba LGBT march

The daughter of Cuban President Raúl Castro on Saturday led in a march in Havana that commemorated the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Mariela Castro, director of Cuba’s National Center for Sexual Education that is known by the Spanish acronym CENESEX, joined transgender actress Candis Cayne and hundreds of others who marched from the

Participants hold a banner as they march during the Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) culture in Tokyo, Japan, May 8, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Thousands march in Tokyo Rainbow Pride to promote LGBTQ visibility in Japan

Some 5,000 participants marched in the Tokyo Rainbow Pride on Sunday to show support for the LGBTQ community in Japan. The cheerful crowd waved banners and rainbow flags, with some members in drag or dressed in other costumes, as they marched through downtown Tokyo rallying for more visibility and rights for LGBTQ individuals in the country. ‘Everyone should

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Montenegrin Police bans Nikšić Pride for third time this year

For the third time this year, police in the city of Nikšić, Montenegro, has banned a pride march. The Pride was banned quoting security threats. The Orthodox Church mobilised against the Pride, while nationalists and football hooligans had threatened to disturb the march. Earlier Pride marches in the capital city, Podgorica, and Budva, were well-protected

Odessa pride

On the 18th of August, 2015 the national LGBT* rights organization LGL addressed the Government of the Republic of Lithuania in solidarity with Ukrainian LGBT* community. The association LGL expressed its grave concern over the events that took place in the city of Odessa, Ukraine, on the 12th-15th of August, 2015 and urged the Government

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2nd Tirana Pride to take place in 11 June 2015

26 January 2015 – PINK Embassy / LGBT Pro, Human Rights House in Albania and Open Mind Spectrum Albania, the organizing group of Tirana Pride, agreed today that the 2nd Tirana Pride will be held in June 11th. Meanwhile it has been agreed that on May 17th, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

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LGBT* activists march on the path to EU in Montenegro

In a peaceful demonstration, gay rights activists have marched in the capital of Montenegro to demand more rights. In this year’s event, demonstrators were outnumbered by police 100 to 1. Up to 200 gay rights activists marched peacefully in the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica, on Sunday, reports ILGA-Europe. Demonstrators carried signs reading, “Let’s Love Each

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Hungary: Far right Jobbik Party nationalists fail to ruin Budapest Pride

The 19th Budapest Pride Festival closed successfully this weekend with over 10,000 taking to the streets to march for LGBTI equality in Hungary on Saturday, July 12. However the event was loudly condemned by the far-right ultra-nationalist Jobbik party who also blasted foreign diplomats for showing their support for the event. Jobbik labelled the event a