Rainbow Days 2018 Press Conference Held at the Lithuanian Parliament

On 16th May, 2018 the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL, in cooperation with the Member of the Lithuanian Parliament Ms. Aušrinė Armonaitė, organinized a press conference “LGBT* Human Rights Situation in Lithuania: between ‘Culture of Limitations’ and Progress” in the Lithuanian Parliament on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).

During the press conference, the following topics were discussed: Lithuania’s position on the annual Rainbow Index by the international organization ILGA-Europe; the results of the study on homophobic bullying at Lithuanian schools, implemented by the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL; “Rainbow Days” 2018 festival programme and plans for the upcoming Baltic Pride 2019 festival in Vilnius.

The press conference was attended by: Aušrinė Armonaitė (Member of the Lithuanian Parliament), Vladimir Simonko (Executive Director of the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL), Dr. Joseph G. Kosciw (Chief Research & Strategy Officer of the US-based organization GLSEN), Eglė Kuktoraitė (Communication Coordinator of the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL).

The press conference was supported by the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania.