It’s Saturday morning and we’re getting ready to attend the first ever gay pride march in Lithuania. About 350 supporters are expected to show up, with 800 police protecting the area. I have no idea how many people will be demonstrating against the pride march, but we are beginning to hear rumors it may be a lot.
We will be leaving shortly for the meeting place where all marchers will attend a security meeting in preparation, and then be bused to the demonstration area. The marchers will be on the North side of the river, while those opposing the pride will be lined up on the other side .
I think everyone is a little nervous, as this is the first pride march in the country and no one knows exactly what to expect.