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Decade of the Baltic Pride: How did the Idea for this LGBT Event in the Three Baltic States Started?

The fourth Baltic Pride in Vilnius this year coincided with the 10th anniversary of the Baltic Pride in the Baltic States. Since 2010, when the LGBT community march was first organized in Vilnius, the event has changed beyond recognition. Why and how activists came up with the idea of organizing an LGBT community march every
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Moments from the Baltic Pride March Captured in LGL Video

National LGBT Rights Organization LGL has released a video clip of the Baltic Pride 2019 March for Equality. On June 8th, 10,000 people took part in the Baltic Pride March “For Equality!”. The event was accompanied by a positive atmosphere, a feeling of freedom, unity and pride. The crowd walking in the center of Vilnius
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Spectacular Pride Voices Gala event at the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre

On the evening of June 7th, the National LGBT rights organization LGL invited friends and sponsors of the “Baltic Pride 2019” to gather and celebrate diversity and equality in an exclusive “Pride Voices Gala” event held at the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre. This event provided a unique opportunity to hear the stories of LGBT community
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‘’Europride’’ Ambassador Conchita Wurst Sends a Greeting to Participants of the Baltic Pride in Vilnius

Austrian singer, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest and the Ambassador of EuroPride in Vienna Conchita Wurst has sent a video message in which she invites to participate in the March for Equality on 8 June in Vilnius. In this video message, Conchita Wurst apologizes for her absence during the March for Equality since she
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For many years, Norway has been at the forefront in fostering LGBT human rights. In 1981, Norway became one of the first countries in the world to enact an anti-discrimination law explicitly including sexual orientation. Same-sex marriage, adoption, and IVF/assisted insemination treatments for lesbian couples have been legal since 2009. In 2016, Norway became the

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On 22nd August, 2019 the National LGBT organization LGL held an LGBT sensitivity training for the employees of the main Lithuanian magazine “Žmonės” and news portal Žmonės.lt. By organizing this training, LGL aimed to raise the awareness of professional journalists in fighting the phenomenon of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the mass media. During the

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Since 2013, Malta has dramatically transformed its image with regards to implementation of LGBTI rights. Civil Union and Cohabitation bills, as well as a law establishing basic rights for transgender and intersex people, have been passed. The latter was the first-ever law implemented by any country to protect the rights of intersex people. Malta was

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An educational/informational event called “The Specific Features of Expressions of Hate in Lithuania: Lessons from the Past and Prospects for the Future” with lawyer and member of the board of the Coalition of Human Rights Organizations Monika Antanaitytė was held in Mažeikiai on August 13. In the run-up to the event, lawyer commented on a

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Rio de Janeiro: The hottest LGBT tourist spot

In terms of LGBT rights, Latin America is one of the more progressive parts of the Americas, and Brazil could be called one of the leaders in the region. One of the hottest destinations for LGBT tourism in Latin America is Brazil’s capital Rio de Janeiro. LGBT culture is well-integrated into city life there. An

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The fourth Baltic Pride in Vilnius this year coincided with the 10th anniversary of the Baltic Pride in the Baltic States. Since 2010, when the LGBT community march was first organized in Vilnius, the event has changed beyond recognition. Why and how activists came up with the idea of organizing an LGBT community march every

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During Baltic Pride 2019, world-famous Israeli DJ Daniel Mariuma gave his first-ever performances in Lithuania. In the midst of his preparations for Baltic Pride, we tried to find out what surprises Daniel Mariuma would have for us during the Pride March, Pride Street Party and Pride Voices Gala. Could you tell me briefly about your career?

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Irish scholar, independent Senator, civil rights activist and candidate for President of Ireland in the October 2011 election David Patrick Bernard Norris has been at the forefront of the Irish LGBT human rights movement. Being the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in Ireland and founder of the Campaign for Homosexual

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British Labour politician, former actor, Member of the European Parliament and co-founder of LGBT rights charity Stonewall Lord Michael Cashman is a long-time supporter of the LGBT human rights movement in Lithuania. Having participated in the ILGA-Europe Conference held in 2007 and attended the first Baltic Pride March in Vilnius, Lord Michael Cashman closely followed

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Spanish drag performer Sharonne joined French and Swiss divas LaDiva Live and Catherine D’oex for a one-of-a-kind performance during the Pride Voices Gala under the framework of Baltic Pride 2019. Sharonne was looking forward to her first performance in Lithuania. She found time in her busy schedule to talk about drag shows and their role

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The Pride Voices Gala event under the framework of the “Baltic Pride” 2019 festival was unforgettable. French drag queen LaDiva Live, widely known within the circles of Lithuanian LGBT community was joined by her friends and colleagues Sharonne from Spain and Catherine D’oex from Switzerland for a live theatre drag performance of a lifetime. Today we converse

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Having performed in various LGBT events in Vilnius and participated in Lithuanian “X Factor”, drag queen LaDiva Live needs little introduction within the circles of the local LGBT community. Returning to Lithuania to perform at the “Baltic Pride” 2019 Pride Voices Gala event on 7 June, LaDiva Live threw a spectacular live performance including elements of

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