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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Latvia's first gay parade canceled after prime minister deems it "unacceptable"

Officials in Latvia's capital of Riga, citing security concerns, canceled what would have been the Baltic country's first gay pride parade on Wednesday, just hours after the prime minister said he deemed the event offensive. The parade, planned for Saturday, would have traveled through Riga's Old City and included participants from nearby countries including Sweden, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Finland, the organizing group said.


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