The Lithuanian Gay League (LGL), an LGBT rights organization, has announced that Baltic Pride 2016 will take place in Vilnius in June, with the main events - the pride march followed by a concert - planned in central locations of the Lithuanian capital.
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

The organization has secured a permit from Vilnius City authorities for an event of 1,000 people. The pride march will take place on 18 June, Saturday, along Gediminas Avenue. It will be followed by a rally and a concert in the Bernardine Gardens.

Vladimir Simonko, chairman of the LGL, says that, unlike in previous years, the city administration and the police have been very cooperative: "In 2013, we had some problems, but we escaped them this year, so now we have plenty of time to prepare for the festival we want to give as a present to the city. I believe such a tradition should continue in the future."

Baltic Pride is an annual event organized by LGBT organizations in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and hosted in Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn on a rotating basis.

Baltic Pride was held in Vilnius in 2010 and 2013.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

4 reasons why you should start looking for Christmas presents right now

With three more months still to go until the most beautiful holiday of the year, you should really...

The court has made a decision – “Jacquet” instead of “Žakė“

After examining the case of the records of surnames of a children with dual citizenship in the records...

Time for those dearest to us: one hour a week is not enough

In September, when the family rythm returns to its routine pace there is increasingly less time left...

Names of Holocaust victims to be read out in Seimas

Names of the Holocaust victims will be read out in the Lithuanian parliament on Monday to mark the...

Papal visit to Lithuania: ten most memorable quotes

Pope Francis visited Lithuania on Saturday and Sunday. BNS Lithuania provides ten most memorable...