WARSAW, Poland AP — Thousands of people marched and danced down the streets of central Warsaw on Saturday to show their support for gay rights, calling for stronger defiance of discrimination and greater acceptance for same-sex unions and marriages. Some 40 foreign embassies, including those of France and the United States, expressed their support for the parade. Police estimated that about 13, people took part in the event, which is meant as a demonstration of tolerance not only for gays and lesbians, but also people with disabilities and other marginalized groups. Organizers said 50, took part. Participants carried balloons and the rainbow flags that are the symbol of LGBT rights. At one point, several far-right nationalists tried to block the parade but were removed by police.
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By John Pilkington , 7th May Not many European destinations have as much to offer as Vienna. From cocktails to coffee houses, karaoke to opera, the imperial city has something for everyone — including a growing number of gay and lesbian visitors. The city has been home to gay architects, composers and even Emperors over the centuries, leaving behind a legacy of open-mindedness and acceptance. Today visitors will find a diverse cultural capital, with a thriving LGBT scene. Last year, Conchita Wurst currently the most famous Austrian in the world — probably took Europe by storm when she won the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, throwing the spotlight on gay life in Vienna in the process. Vienna has long been an established destination for gay and lesbian travellers, with an active LGBT community and night-life.
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In Latvia, the capital, Riga, is hosting four days of lectures, classical concerts, parties and film screenings, but the big draw will be the final parade through the Vermane Garden on June 3. Organisers are hoping for a turnout of around , maybe more if the weather is as sunny as last year. It's hard to know.
Among major events planned this year are the NYC Pride March on June 27, which will be presented in a virtual format, and The Rally on June 25, which will feature a diverse array of speakers and activists. According to event organizers, this year's theme is "The Fight Contiinues" "not only for us, but for future generations" and puts the spotlight on several key issues including police brutality, transgender rights, and the fight against the current effort to disenfranchise voters. Meanwhile, keep it here for more updates on an entire roster of events planned throughout Pride Month Gay Pride March Traditional Route. Where : 26th St.