Global Pride event in Istanbul, June 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA
"We have obtained information that between 21.06.2022 (Tuesday) and 23.06.2022 (Thursday) gatherings, press releases, marches, distribution of leaflets, etc. are planned to be held within the scope of the 30th Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride Week," the governors' offices said in a statement.
Ljubljana – The 2022 Pride Parade festival, which starts on Friday, will hold a mirror up to politicians and hold the new coalition and government to their election promises, said Simona Muršec, head of the Pride Parade Association. Bringing many events, the week-long festival will wrap up with Ljubljana Pride next Saturday.
"Let's be proud" - this will be the motto of the 15th anniversary of "Sofia Pride", which will be held on June 18 this year in the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia.
As usual in recent years, in the week before the Pride, there will be a number of events of the LGBTQ+ community in our country. Exhibitions, sporting events, film screenings start on June 8 in Sofia.
There was only a pride parade, without a concert this year
Placards read: "A lot of gender ideology", "Houses for everyone", "Queers against capitalism", "Our rights are not negotiable", "Stop using us for capitalism's disasters". Banner reads: "Diamonds stronger than gold" [e.n. - AUR, meaning gold, is the Romanian-language acronym for the Alliance for the Union of Romanians, a right-wing parliamentary formation].
Participants carry placards and rainbow-coloured flags at Sarajevo's first Pride parade, in Sarajevo, September 8, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/FEHIM DEMIR
The parade, which comes after the first-ever march in 2019, is being held under tight security. A hardline Muslim political campaign group is organising a counter-protest against this year's parade.
Participants carry placards and rainbow colored flags during Sarajevo's first-ever gay pride parade, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on September 8, 2019. PHoto: EPA-EFE/Fehim Demir
The group called on Muslims and Christians to "join us against this plague".
"The Bible, like the Quran, condemns homosexuality!" it said in a Facebook post on Monday.