This year due to global COVID-19 pandemic, the National LGBT rights organization LGL implemented a social media campaign to celebrate the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) online. From 7 to 17 May, 2020 LGL posted visuals including messages dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Baltic Pride in Vilnius and IDAHOT on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The purpose of LGL’s social media campaign was to maintain the public visibility of the local LGBT communities in the public sphere; and to raise awareness about social and legal challenges faced by the members of the local LGBT communities among the policy and decision makers and the general public.
LGL also conducted a very special interview with H. E. Karsten Klepsvik, Ambassador of Norway to Lithuania, who is confident that the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia provided an opportunity to raise awareness on the challenges the LGBTI community is facing during global health and economic crisis.
The social media campaign, carried out by the National LGBT rights organization LGL on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, is funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Vilnius.