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Istanbul Authorities Ban LGBT Pride Week Events

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.

Pride Parade festival holds mirror up to politicians

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.

Sofia Pride Celebrates its 15th Anniversary on June 18

"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.

"Love is the law" on the streets of Belgrade: City center closed PHOTO

According to "Blic" reporters from the scene, there are a large number of people on the streets who headed to the Park Manège, where the central event is taking place, while a large number of police forces are on the streets, providing security and movement in downtown area.

Thousands of participants at Bucharest Pride, no major incidents

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].

Bosnian Capital Braces for Pride Parade – and Hostile Protest

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.

Bosnian Religious Group to Protest Against Sarajevo LGBT Pride

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.