No one is free until we are all free
/Martin Luther King/
If we neglect a group of people, progress in society as a whole stops. This year, Baltic Pride, the largest human rights event in the region, returns to Riga to call for new heights of equality by standing up for all minorities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender or ethnic identity, race, age, disability, social status or other circumstances.
Oficial hashtags: #BP21 #BalticPride
We stand for the rights of LGBTI people, but we also recognise that LGBTI rights are part of all human rights. We are aware that we are part of society, so we want to provide a platform for all other vulnerable groups to be free and for Latvian society to be inclusive.
Baltic Pride Week will include a wide range of events – workshops, discussions, exhibitions, films, conferences and more. Almost all events will be available online. When preparing and organizing events, we take into account what is happening in the world and look for ways to adapt. Either way, Baltic Pride will take place in Riga, and it will be held in compliance with all applicable safety regulations.
We invite you to join forces to make all Baltic Pride events free and open to everyone. Join our supporters, and the EBRD Community Initiative will double each donation. Support the change!
History of Baltic Pride
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 a 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 place in Riga, Latvia
BALTIC PRIDE – RIGA (2009; 2012; 2021) / EUROPRIDE 2015 – RIGA
BALTIC PRIDE – VILNIUS (2010; 2013; 2016; 2019)
BALTIC PRIDE – TALLINN (2011; 2014; 2017; 2020)