Human rights and LGBT campaigner Peter Tatchell will be attending this Sunday's (20th September) Belgrade Pride in Serbia. The event will take place despite it still not having been given police permission. A number of previous Pride marches have been declared illegal and attacked by neo-Nazis and ultra-nationalists.
Odesa regional unit of the Right Sector organisation says holding the Odesa Pride in the city on August 14-16 is a dangerous provocation against the backdrop of fighting in eastern Ukraine, according to the unit’s top official.
From July 5th Scanians has seen a Öresundstrain beyond the normal. They have seen regnbågståget/Rainbow Train - a Öresundståg foiled in Malmö Pride and Copenhagen Pride Festival's colours and logos.
For the first time in 12 years, Istanbul’s Pride parade was disrupted by the police on Saturday (27 June 2015) as they fired water cannons and rubber bullets at those who had peacefully gathered to celebrate diversity. The authorities had also banned the parade at the last minute. ILGA-Europe strongly condemn the actions of the police and view their actions as a severe infringement on the right to freedom of assembly in Turkey.
The Latvian government should break its silence and give a firm commitment to do all within its power to ensure the safety and protection of those participating in this year’s EuroPride in Riga, said Amnesty International today.
For the second time since 2013, the march for equality took place in Kiev. Over 2000 police officers protected around 300 participants against far right counter demonstrators.
Despite efforts by police today, Ukrainian authorities should have done more in advance to prevent violent attacks against gay Pride marchers several of whom were injured today, Amnesty International said.
A gay pride parade in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv has ended in violence after around 150 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender marchers came under attack.
On this International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the EU stands together with LGBTI people all around the world in the struggle to end discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. All human beings are equal in dignity and all are entitled to enjoy their rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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