, by Jean-Benoit RICHARD

The events related to the latvian Lesbian & Gay Pride will take place in Riga between 19 and 23 July, organised by the Latvian Gay and Lesbian Association Mazaika.

The parade

A big demonstration is planned in Riga on 22 July. The details of the parade are yet negociated with the city authorities and will be available later. The departure is expected at 2pm, and the arrival at 3:30pm.

Friendship days

Between 19 and 23 July, numerous events are organised in Riga, by Mozaika :

- 7/19 : opening day, with press conference, opening of an art and photo exhibition, and Ice Breaking Evening at the Golden Bar, 33-35 Gertrudes st.

- 7/20 : political seminars, opening of LGBT film days in co-operation with cinema K Suns, 83/85 Elisabethes st.

- 7/21 : several seminars during the day, a visit of Riga intended for the Riga Pride foreign guests at 4pm, Pride opening event on the ferry ship Vecriga at 9pm

- 7/22 : after the demonstration, Rainbow over Daugava night, on the ferry ship Vecriga

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