Rainbow days 2007

During the week 16-26 of May the event called “Rainbow days 2007” will be held for the first time in Lithuania. The “Rainbow days 2007” are dedicated to highlight the importance of equality of homosexual, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, this week is also a significant part of events held under the Year Of Equal Opportunities For All. The press conference held in the Parliament of Lithuania on the eve of International Day Against Homophobia will put the start to the event.

Pursuing solidarity and support in fight against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation Lithuania for the first time has also joined the global initiative. The culmination of the “Rainbow days 2007” will be reached as the biggest rainbow flag, which will measure 30 meters in length, will be displayed in the central square in Vilnius. This public act will seek to highlight the importance of solidarity, communal spirit and support.
We invite you to join the “Rainbow days 2007” and participate in the action “We Are for All Colours of Life”, which will be happening on 25th of May 15:30 in Savivaldybes square in Vilnius.
Together we can bring in the substantial contribution in combating homophobia, actively support goals of the Year of Equal Opportunities for All, and express respect and recognition for the diversity and equality of all human beings.
PROGRAM
 
16 May 11:00, Seimas
Press conference at the Seimas to mark the International Day Against Homophobia. Presentation of the Rainbow Days Programme. Presentation of the EQUAL project’s research results.
17 May
Beginning of a three-month information campaign Homosexual Employees Have the Right to be Open and Safe. Social advertisements on rainbow trolley-busses in Vilnius and Kaunas.
18 May 18:00, LGL Office, Jakšto 22
Homophobia: causes and consequences, an EQUAL Project seminar.
Nida Vasiliauskaitė (PhD)
Maris Sants (Latvian LGBT activist, pastor)
Registration necessary, write us office@gay.lt
 
24 May 16:00-20:00, LGL Office, Jakšto 22      
Rainbow culture seminars
The International Lesbian and Gay Cultural Network (ILGCN) will moderate a discussion on human rights issues and host a cultural programme.
 
25 May  11:00-14:00, 17:00-20:00, LGL Office, Jakšto 22
Rainbow culture seminars
The International Lesbian and Gay Cultural Network (ILGCN) will moderate a discussion on human rights issues and host a cultural programme.
 
25 May 12:00 – 16:00, Savivaldybė square (Gediminas avenue)
12:00 – Live library and presentation of information publications and the LGL and EQUAL projects in the centre of Vilnius in the EU “For Diversity. Against Discrimination.” truck.
15:30 – Public act We Are for All Colours of Life. In the centre of Vilnius, the participants of this event will display a rainbow flag, which will measure 30 meters in length and will be the longest and biggest rainbow flag in Lithuania. This public act will seek to highlight the importance of solidarity, communal spirit and support.
25 May 22:00, Men‘s factory club, Ševčenkos 16
“Rainbow party” at the Men’s Factory club in Vilnius. Best Lithuanian Djs vs. Homophobia.  For free invitations call the LGL office at (5) 261 0314.
 
26 May 14:00, LGL Office, Jakšto 22
Round table discussion entitled Homosexuals in Europe: Rights, Representation, Recognition and Respect.  The panel will include representatives from Lithuanian NGOs as well as from Nordic and Baltic LGBT and youth organizations. Registration necessary, write us office@gay.lt
 
 For more information visit www.lgl.lt/pride