4th December 2014
Politician forced to step down after tweeting ‘Thank God Nazis shot gays’ 45
12:15 PM — A Latvian politician has been forced to resign after she tweeted to say "thank god Nazis shot gay people."
10th November 2014
Latvian foreign minister denies ‘hidden agenda’ behind coming out 8
2:46 PM — Latvia's foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics has rebuffed claims that his decision to come out as gay was motivated by a "hidden agenda".
6th November 2014
Latvian foreign minister ‘proudly’ comes out as gay: ‘Good luck all of you…’ 24
9:43 PM — Latvia's foreign minister has come out as gay on his official Twitter page, announcing he is "proud to be gay".
27th October 2014
Russian actor who called for gays to be put in ovens banned from entering Latvia 29
10:49 AM — A Russian sitcom actor, who had previously proposed burning all gay people alive in an oven, has been banned from entering Latvia to give a one-man show about religion.
8th October 2014
Latvian Archbishop: I’m not anti-gay, but homosexuals are destroying human identity 47
6:25 PM — A Latvian Archbishop has claimed that homosexuality is destroying human identity - but denies being anti-gay.
18th September 2013
Amnesty report shows Germany, Czech Republic and Italy poor against hate crime 5
10:43 AM — Amnesty International has launched a new report in Brussels on the state of homophobia and transphobia across the European Union.
3rd June 2012
Poland and Latvia host gay pride marches 17
12:56 AM — Hundreds of gay and trans men and women, together with their supporters, marched through the capitals of Poland and Latvia today, demanding greater acceptance and rights in their respective societies, where they still face high levels of homophobia and transphobia.