Gay pride in Lithuania

Lithuania held its first gay pride march on Saturday. There were about 500 people, including the Swedish Minister for European Affairs, ambassadors from France and the UK, five members of the European Parliament, and two Lithuanian lawmakers. The march took place peacefully, but with a large police presence to keep the ‘anti-gay protesters’, i.e., homophobes at bay. The police later had to use tear gas to stop protesters who were trying to break through the barrier. Apparently, homophobia is a big problem in Lithuania. You can read more from Reuters.