Several thousand people have marched in gay pride events in Poland, Croatia, and Italy to urge support for minority rights.
The parades in Warsaw and Zagreb came amid mounting right-wing sentiments that pose new challenges to gay rights activists.
In Zagreb, former Interior Minister Ranko Ostojic and several well-known public figures joined a pride event called Croatia Is Not Over Yet.
Rights activists have warned that Croatia has been moving to the right under a conservative government that came to power in January.
In Poland, there also are concerns for minority rights under a right-wing government that came to power in November.
Based on reporting by AP and Reuters