Tag Archives: Baltics

LITHUANIA: Hundreds Of Anti-Gay Protesters Disrupt Baltic Pride Parade

Twenty-eight anti-gay protesters were arrested today at Lithuania’s second-ever Baltic Pride parade in Vilnius, where attendees were pelted with eggs and verbal abuse. Several hundred gay rights activists took to the grand main street of Vilnius to show their pride, waving Lithuanian and rainbow-colored flags, with some standing on top of buses decked out in colorful balloons. They were met ...

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LITHUANIA: Fascists And Fire Bomb Disrupt Gay Pride But Parade Goes On

The headquarters of the organizers of Baltic Pride in Vilnius suffered a firebomb attempt last night, but Lithuania’s first tiny gay parade went on under the protection of hundreds of soldiers and city police. Opponents of Lithuania’s first gay pride parade threw smoke bombs and tried to break through a barrier Saturday but were stopped by police firing tear gas. ...

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Lithuania Bans Pride Parade

A court in Lithuania has blocked the parade permit for this weekend’s gay pride event in Vilnius. Vilnius County Administrative Court annulled a license permitting the Balti Pride parade issued by the Vilnius municipal authorities in response to a submission from acting prosecutor general Raimondas Petrauskas. He claimed that allowing the parade of groups from Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia could ...

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Lithuania Censors Media References To Homosexuality

Lithuania’s parliament has passed a bill censoring information about homosexuality in media accessible by children, including television, movies, and the internet. Vowing to defend family values in the predominantly Catholic nation, lawmakers overturned a presidential veto on the legislation, which bans publicly disseminating material deemed harmful to the mental health and “intellectual or moral development” of minors. The measure lists ...

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