National LGBT Rights Organization LGL has published a leaflet against hate speech „Hate is Not a Family Value“. On 14-18 May, 2019 10 000 copies of the leaflet were sent out to the citizens of 5 biggest Lithuanian cities: Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Panevėžys and Šiauliai. It is hoped, that this leaflet will serve as a response leaflets inciting hate against LGBT community that called for a “ban” of the “Baltic Pride” 2019 March, which will be held in Vilnius, on 8 June, 2019.
The leaflet provides definitions of hate speech and incitement to hatred, defines the laws of the Republic of Lithuania which protect against the hate speech and hate crimes and provides information on why it is worth reporting the cases of hate speech on social networks.
This leaflet was prepared as part of the project “Call It Hate: Raising Awareness of Anti-LGBT Hate Crime” and has been produced with the financial support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the authors and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.