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blogactive Donating Member (63 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:05 PM
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Latvia Pride organizers will defy Prime Minister
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Outraged organizers of Saturdays Riga Pride have pledged that they will go ahead with their event the first ever Pride in Latvia despite the intervention of Prime Minister Aigars Kalvitis and his pressure on the city authorities who withdrew permission this morning (Wednesday).

"(We have) decided not to obey and to go ahead with all planned events, including the Pride March," said Gabriels Andrejs Strautins of the Pride organising committee, Gay and Lesbian Youth Support Group.
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NewHampshireDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:29 PM
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1. As an American of Latvian descent I will write to the PM and
express my deep concern over the treatment of GBLT people in Latvia.

Sadly, many Latvains have not learned the lessons of their own oppression and do not respect the rights of many minority groups in Latvia. Prejudice--especially against Latvians of Russian descent--is far too prevalent.
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