Gay Pride Rallies Take Place Around Europe

Thousands of people took to the streets of Europe and elsewhere for gay pride rallies to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights, with marchers assailing all types of discrimination.

Major European rallies were reported on June 9 in Britain, France, Italy, Greece, Latvia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Poland.

June is recognized as LGBT Pride month in much of the world, and most of the events were reported to be peaceful and to have taken place in a festival-like atmosphere.

In the Romanian capital, Bucharest, about 3,000 supporters marched through the city center, with many celebrating a ruling by the European Court of Justice last week in favor of a gay Romanian man’s right to have his U.S. husband live with him in Romania.

Romania does not recognize same-sex marriage and had argued that the United States was not entitled to EU residency rights awarded to spouses.

In the Polish capital, Warsaw, tens of thousands marched for the annual Equality Parade to protest discrimination against the LGBT community but also bias against women, ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities.

Organizers said 45,000 people attended, although city officials put the figure at about half that number.

A Baltic Pride parade in Latvia’s capital, Riga, included participants from fellow Baltic states Estonia and Lithuania, with organizers saying 8,000 people took part.

Thousands of people rallied in Sofia to demand the legalization of same-sex marriage, although the event was condemned by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church as a “demonstration of sin.”

Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, and Latvia among European nations do not legally recognize same-sex couples.

Read More

Telelink Business Services Plans IPOs In Bulgaria And Abroad

Bulgaria's Telelink Business Services is considering making an initial public offering of its shares on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange and on foreign...

Erdogan Stresses For Global Peace

Turkish President Erdogan pens article for French daily Le Figaro on occasion of 100th anniversary of end of World War I, Anadolu Agency reports. Turkey’s fight against terrorist organizations...

Coca-Cola Opens Financial Center In Varna

Coca-Cola European Partners chose Varna for the location of its newest financial office. It will be open in May 2019, with over...


Close To 400 Illegal Migrants Detained At Bulgarian-Greek Border

206 illegal immigrants were detained at the border with Turkey for the period from January 1 to October 31, 2019. Their number is 184 at the...

Maxima Group’s Revenue In Bulgaria Grows 12.6% In 2019

Lithuanian retailer Maxima Group said on Tuesday that its revenue from operations on the Bulgarian market rose by 12.6% year-on-year in 2019, the...

Mars Inc. Launches Four New Products In Bulgaria

One of the world's leading food production company - the American, Mars, plans to release four new brands in the Bulgarian market...