LGL Team Participated in the IDAHOT Forum in Reykjavik

On 8-12 May 2023 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL visited Reykjavik (Iceland), where they had a chance to participate in meetings with representatives of the “Samtökin ’78” and attend the international IDAHOT forum.

On 9 May LGL representatives attended Samtokin78’s 45th birthday party, where they had the opportunity to meet Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir. LGL representatives thanked the Minister and the people of Iceland for their support for LGBTI human rights in Lithuania.

On 10 May representatives of LGL participated in meetings with representatives of Samtokin78 and discussed the possibilities of further cooperation.

On 11 May we took part in the international IDAHOT forum, organized by the Iceland Presidency of the Council of Europe. During the forum, the latest ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map and Index were presented, the achievements and expectations of the LGBTI rights movement in Europe were shared. In the evening, the participants of the forum had fun at the party of the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest, where they supported the representatives of Lithuania and Iceland.

Participation in the international IDAHOT forum is part of the bilateral cooperation initiative “Development of LGL and Samtokin78 Partnership: Exchange of Best Practices and Identification of Strategic Partnership Directions”. The initiative is part of the Active Citizens Fund, financed by the European Economic Area (EEA) and the Norwegian Financial Mechanisms.