On behalf of the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL, we would like to cordially invite international journalists to participate in the Baltic Pride 2016, which will take place in Vilnius on June 13th – 19th, 2016.
Baltic Pride is a joint project by the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian LGBT* organizations, seeking to promote openness and cooperation among the Baltic societies in challenging homo-, bi- and transphobic attitudes. The Baltic Pride festival will be organized in Vilnius for the third time.
This year the Baltic Pride festival will be used as a platform for articulating two political demands: (a) to challenge the discriminatory provisions of the Law on Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effects of Public Information (i.e. ‘anti-gay propaganda’ law) and (b) to foster discussion on legal recognition of same-sex relationships within the local LGBT* community and the general public. In order to speak about these issues more comprehensively, we are going to organize multiple public events during the Baltic Pride 2016 week, including Pride Voices (i.e. theatrical event for sharing personal stories by famous LGBT* people and our allies), International Human Rights Conference, March for Equality on Gediminas Avenue and the Urban Pride Park concert. The official slogan of the festival is “We are people, not propaganda!”
On March 8th, 2016 the LGL launched a crowdfunding campaign with the view of collecting financial donations for the upcoming Baltic Pride 2016 festival in Vilnius on June 13th – 19th, 2016. The launch of the campaign also includes the official presentation of the Baltic Pride 2016 promotional video and the Baltic Pride 2016 programme.
We genuinely believe that the participation of international journalists in the Baltic Pride 2016 events will contribute to the significance and relevance of this important festival. Thank you for letting the world know about the Baltic Pride 2016 in Vilnius!
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