Back from Riga ! #EP15Riga

Last week, the 2015 iteration of the EuroPride was taking place in Riga, Latvia, and the whole team of Sticky Notes Films was there !

Some kind of... flowers festival ? Nobody was able to explain to us what it was about, but it was lovely !

Some kind of… flowers festival ? Nobody was able to explain to us what it was about, but it was lovely !

On saturday, 5 000 people were marching for equality and freedom in the streets of the capital city of one of the most homophobic states of the European Union (http://www.ilga-europe.org/resources/rainbow-europe/2015). A gathering of anti-protesters was organized just on the other side of the park, and 40 people gathered there. It was a historical moment for this country : 8 years ago for the first Pride March in Latvia, 70 marchers were opposed by 7 000 protesters.

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The Riga train station

But it wasn’t only about a march, as part of the EP program there was exhibitions, conferences, parties, a Steve Grand concert and also the screening of our documentary which was a huge success !

The Pride House

The Pride House

So a huge thank you to the organizers, this week was truly amazing ! See you nex year in Vilnius for the next Baltic Pride.