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Baltic Pride in Riga will take place during an important time when Latvia, along with Estonia and Lithuania, are celebrating their Centenary. To mark this historic occasion Baltic Pride will take place for 100 days and feature 100 events during this period.
To amplify the importance of diversity in every free society, the slogan of Baltic Pride 2018 in Riga is “See Diversity! See Freedom!”
The Baltic Pride March and Celebration of Personal Freedoms Rally will take place on Saturday, June 9th.
Official hashtags: #BP18 #BalticPride #EsAriEsmuLatvija
Baltic Pride 2018 – Riga Highlights
May 17th – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT)
June 4th – Opening of the Pride
June 5th – Women’s Day
June 6th – HIV/AIDS Day
June 7th – THINK DIVERSITY – Baltic Diversity Business Forum
June 8th – Freedom Conference “Freedom of Speech and Assembly: Challanges of Today!”
June 9th – Pride Day / Baltic Pride Closing Party
June 10th – Closing Day
History of Baltic Pride
In 2018 Baltic Pride celebrates its 10th Anniversary and returns to Riga for the 4th time. It will be the first Pride parade to be held in the Latvian capital after the historical EuroPride 2015 – Riga experience, and is expected to resonate as one of the most significant LGBTQI Prides in the entire region. The idea of Baltic Pride was born more than a decade ago when LGBT organisations from the three Baltic countries met for a seminar in 2007 to develop a common strategy to advance the human rights of LGBT people in the region. Since then, Baltic Pride has become a symbol of Baltic strength and unity by inspiring bigger and more powerful Pride marches and empowering the LGBT community across the three countries. Through this cooperation, our Prides have grown in number of participants and in social and political relevance every year.
Baltic Pride is a Pride and Human Rights festival bringing together Pride celebrations of the three Baltic nations – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Each country hosts Baltic Pride in rotation, starting from 2009 when the first Baltic Pride festival took pace in Riga, Latvia
BALTIC PRIDE – RIGA (2009; 2012) / EUROPRIDE 2015 – RIGA
BALTIC PRIDE – VILNIUS (2010; 2013; 2016)
BALTIC PRIDE – TALLINN (2011; 2014; 2017)