Tag Archives: EuroPride

At Amsterdam’s EuroPride Canal Parade [VIDEOS]

Amsterdam was the host city for EuroPride this year and what a party it was. Via the Netherlands Times: The closing party for EuroPride 2016 in Amsterdam on Sunday night attracted around 500 thousand visitors, according to the Amsterdam police. By 8:00 p.m. the police had to start showing people away as the Rembrandtplein reached its capacity, the Gelderlander reports. ...

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LATVIA: Activists Call For Government Protection At EuroPride 2015 In Riga

EuroPride 2015 takes places this weekend in Riga, Latvia and Amnesty International is calling on the government to protect attendees from the violence that has marred earlier local pride events. Latvian President Andris Berzins has denounced EuroPride, saying that “homosexuality should not be advertised and imposed.” “It is disturbing to see the Latvian government’s evident discomfort at hosting EuroPride. Instead ...

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LATVIA: “No Homo” Group Blocks Festival Venues For EuroPride 2015 In Riga

Gay Star News reports: A group of  “no-homo” activists is trying to kill off EuroPride 2015, due to be held in Riga, Latvia. Calling themselves “Anti-Globalists” (Antiglobālisti), the homophobic activists appear to have found a way to ensure the Pride event for Europe will not happen on its scheduled date of 20 June and may not happen at all. When ...

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Gaga Talks LGBT Rights At Europride

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WARSAW: EuroPride Held For First Time In Eastern Europe

The 17th annual EuroPride took place in Warsaw, Poland today, the first time the traveling event has been staged in Eastern Europe. Approximately 2000 Polish riot police were on hand to protect marchers from far-right and Catholic extremists. The parade, part of the EuroPride gay rights festival, is meant to give a boost to the fledgling gay rights movement in ...

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Zurich Gets Lesbian Mayor

Zurich joins Paris and Berlin as a major world city with an openly gay mayor. LGBT activists are especially thrilled as Zurich is the host to this year’s EuroPride. Zurich, Switzerland, has elected its first female and first openly lesbian mayor, Corine Mauch. A member of the centre-left Social Democrats, Mauch has been elected with a lead of 11,000 votes ...

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