Riga Pride 2008 – Mozaika / Amnesty International solidarity

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Amnesty International activists from around 30 countries gathering in Latvia to join Riga Pride 2008 in solidarity with the Mozaika alliance of LGBT people and other LGBT people in Riga, in Latvia and in the Baltic states.

Human rights are for everybody.

Check out the Amnesty International Blogging with Pride blog:
http://blog.amnesty.org/prideblog/

Join our Facebook group: http://groups.to/rigapride2008

23 COMMENTS

  1. wow – courage vs hate. Will something like this happen next year? How can I get in on it? I didn't see any Canadians – although AI does get petitions on Pride day here. 5 stars

  2. This was really great – such nice and friendly atmosphere there!
    I didn't go the previous years – partly because of fear, partly because of laziness. But this year I did go – and I'm really glad.
    Huge thanks to Mozaīka, Amnesty, and the whoe lot of people who came. And thanks to police and security, they were very patient and nice 🙂
    And really – I think we, who were marching, had much more fun than the protesters, who only added some bad karma. Multiplying positivity is always a good thing.

  3. People are amazingly dumb witted and cruel, it never stops surprising me.
    I don't understand why it bothers them so much who other people love unless they are suppressing some feelings of their own.

    Lots of support and Love from Iceland!

  4. for you the words i and think do not go together. your mindset is based on your emotions not logic. if you could think, really think, without fear you might stand a chance at evolving spiritually. oh well, it could be worse. we could be you.

  5. Why did you go to Latvia? Biggest hole in the world. You should talk to their Police force about human rights: Scum of the earth they are.

    Gay- so unatural

  6. thank you, finally someone who agrees with my opinion. God didnt write the bible, humans did and as far as I can see humans arent exactly famous for telling the truth, I think most of the bible is just made up to influence people to believe as some rich people believed.

    I still believe in God and Jesus and everything they did, do and will do but the bible in my opinion is just the opinions of some long dead people.

  7. you latvians have become too westernised, shouting 'no pride' will do nothing… you must do what the serbs did in 2001 (search it and see how the serbs smashed the gays)

  8. These protesters are not Latvian, but Russian. They have signs showing bible quotations in Russian. An incredible arrogance, since some of them seem so young they have always lived in Latvia (not the USSR) but failed to learn the language of the country. Also, most of them will not even know the Lord's Prayer, but it has become fashionable among Russians to be "Christian" – it has nothing to do with religion but is a way of showing Russian patriotism.

  9. These western campaigners are incredibly naive. Civil rights organisations, sich as Amnesty, gay campaigners and western European politicians support gay rights – and at the same time they support "minority rights" for Russians in the Baltic countries. Don't they understand that a firm hand is needed to integrate the Russians into Latvian society (and in Estonia etc. as well)? You can't be tolerant to intolerant people. It's an oxymoron.

  10. (3) Russians who live in Latvia should accept the Latvian majority, learn the language, get a job, and accept western values such as non-violence, and equal rights for gays. Otherwise they should leave for Russia. It is the same story when we talk about Islamists in Europe. The usually naive humanists think you can be tolerant to intolerance… it does not work out.

  11. если бы пидрилы ещё раз будете рекламировать свою педерастию моим детям – вам будет смерть, уёбки!!!

  12. Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

    19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

    20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

    21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

    22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

    23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

    25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

    27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

    29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

    30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

    31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

    32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

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