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Supporters of Baltic Pride 2016 had an opportunity to take part in an exceptional gala dinner, and enjoy a delicious three-course menu alongside first class entertainment. The host, comedian Paulius Ambrazevičius, lead the participants through the evening, which included extraordinary performances by La Diva Live (Belgium) and Ruslanas Kirilkinas (Lithuania), introductions from LGBT* activists, and

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Pride House Hosted Discussion about Joy of Sport for All

How much do you know about the Gay Games that are taking place in Paris in 2018? When will Lithuania finally take part? Pride House invited to discuss queer visibility in sports. As many as 78% of LGBTQI athletes perceive the sports environment as unsafe or unfriendly. © Augustas Didžgalvis

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LGL invited to International Baltic Pride 2016 Human Rights Conference

The National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL invited to the one-day international human rights conference “Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships: Emerging International Consensus and Local Opportunities”, which has been organized within the framework of the Baltic Pride 2016 events on 17 June 2016. It was organized with the view of discussing the international and European movement

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The National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL invited to the Baltic Pride 2016 cultural event “Pride Voices”, which took place on June 16th, 2016 at the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theater. During the “Pride Voices” event internationally distinguished LGBT* people and allies shared their personal testimonies within the broader struggle for LGBT* equality. The list of speakers

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Pride House Hosted Bisex Speed-dating

“Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night” [Woody Allen]. In anticipation of a busy Saturday night, Pride House invited to a series of speedy “dates” hosted by LGL volunteers. The participants of the event were invited to make new friendships and to create a sense of community between bisexual people and

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Pride House and Rainbow InfoPoint opened

On 13 June, 2016 the Rainbow InfoPoint and a community space Pride House were officially opened. At the same time the photo exhibition “5 years of struggle” by Romas Melnik, which focuses on modern Russian society were opened and will be on displayed in the Pride House for the entire week. There will also be

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Pride House: Intersex: medicine, sociology, psychology, advocacy

What happens when a child is born and does not meet society‘s expectations of how girls or boys should look? Intersex individuals are estimated to make up almost 2% of the worldwide population. Caring about Intersex health and inclusion cannot be an afterthought anymore. The Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe released an

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Baltic Pride 2016 Press Conference held at the Lithuanian Parliament

On 10 June, 2016 the Lithuanian Parliament Seimas held a “Baltic Pride” 2016 press conference “We are people, not propaganda.” During the press conference, organizers and attendees of the “Baltic Pride” 2016 were greeted by Swedish Ambassador to Lithuania H. E. Cecilia Ruthström-Ruin, Parliament member Dalia Kuodytė, and editor of the “Baltic Pride” 2016 informational

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LGL and Embassies Cooperate on the Baltic Pride 2016

On May 26th, 2016 the representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL and 13 foreign ambassadors in Lithuania participated in a meeting as far as preparations for the Baltic Pride 2016 festival in Vilnius are concerned. The meeting was hosted by the Netherlands Embassy in Vilnius and the Embassy of Denmark in Vilnius. During

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Youth exchange „Share Your Colors“ is coming!

During May 9-10th days there was an Advanced Planning Visit (abbr. APV) for a youth exchange called „Share Your Colors“. People from Greece, the Netherlands, Italy, Bulgaria, Check Republic, Macedonia, Latvia and Lithuania gathered to Ommen, a town in the east of Netherlands, to establish a group of leaders who will be responsible for smooth