#LGBT_LT: Raising Awareness through Visibility in Lithuania, 2018 01 – 2019 12

The project seeks to promote the rights of LGBT* people in Lithuania through strategically tailored awareness raising and dissemination activities. By building upon the sustainable community initiatives of “Rainbow Days”, “Baltic Pride” and LGBT* Festival “Kreivės“, the proposed project aims at qualitatively improving public discourse on LGBT* issues pertaining both to social and legal spheres. The enhanced visibility of LGBT* topics in the public sphere through various social campaigns, public events and community initiatives will contribute to the increased social acceptance of LGBT* people in Lithuania by winning ‘hears and minds’ of the ‘movable middle’. The proposed project activities will also serve as a platform for promoting knowledge about remaining legal challenges for LGBT* people, thus contributing to the necessary legislative and policy solutions. Finally, the proposed project principally seeks to ensure the maximum involvement by the members of the local LGBT* community within the framework of the proposed project activities. By promoting active citizenship and participation among the members of the concerned group, it seeks to empower LGBT* people in Lithuania with the view of personally contributing to the desired social and legal changes.

The main objectives of the project are:

  • to increase social acceptance of LGBT* people in Lithuania
  • to raise awareness about remaining legal challenges for LGBT* people
  • to promote active citizenship among the members of the local LGBT* community with the view of reshaping public discourse on LGBT* issues

The following activities will be implemented throughout the project:

  • awareness raising measures on gender reassignment
  • “Rainbow Days” 2018 festival
  • LGBT* Festival “Kreivės” in 2018 & 2019
  • “Baltic Pride” 2019 festival

The expected results of this project are:

  • increased social acceptance of LGBT* people in Lithuania
  • reinforced public debate on additional legal protections for LGBT* people in Lithuania
  • increased participation by LGBT* individuals in public life with the view of advocating for human rights issues

More about project activities:

Moments from the Baltic Pride March (Video)
Spectacular Pride Voices Gala event at the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre (English)
International Baltic Pride 2019 Human Rights Conference held at the Tolerance Center (English)
Pride House opens with an impressive programme for the LGBT community (English)
Vilnius Queer Festival Kreivės invited people for queer film screenings at Baltic Pride (English)
Free Mobile Application Launched for the Baltic Pride 2019 (English)
Baltic Pride“ 2019 Magazine Published on LGL Website (English)
Baltic Pride Festival Comes to Vilnius on 4th-9th June (English)
Join us for the Baltic Pride 2019 March For Equality on 8 June! (Promotional video)
Baltic Pride 2019 posters in the streets of Vilnius (Billboard Campaign)
Dovilė Filmanavičiūtė: “Baltic Pride” March in Vilnius is a Wonderful Opportunity to Celebrate Love” (Video)
Lithuanian Opera Director Invites you to Attend the “Baltic Pride“ 2019 March (Video)
Lithuanian Singer Erica Jennings Invites you to Attend the “Baltic Pride“ 2019 March! (Video)
Kreivės Film Screenings: short films (Lithuanian)
Kreivės Film Screenings: A Moment in the Reeds (Lithuanian)
Kreivės Film Screenings: Air (Lithuanian)
Kreivės educational film screening Kaunas (Facebook)
National Report: Situation of Transgender Persons in Lithuania (Lithuanian)
Factsheet: Situation of Transgender Persons in Lithuania (Lithuanian)
National Forum on Human Rights. “Born free and equal” (Facebook)
Situation of Transgender Community in Lithuania: What’s Next After Legal Gender Recognition? (English)
Stakeholders Coordination Meeting for Baltic Pride 2019 (Twitter)
Vilnius Queer Festival “Kreivės” Introduces Heroes of LGBT+ Movement (Lithuanian)
In the Festival “Kreivės” – Film about Trans Women who Built LGBT Movement (Lithuanian)
A Moment in the Reeds (Lithuanian)
The Festival “Kreivės” Introduces Unique Programme for Kids and Teenagers (Lithuanian)
Director Irene Lusztig: If We Just Believe that Time Changes Everything, We Can Lose Our Vigilance (Lithuanian)
Lithuanian LGBT community joins Baltic Pride 2018 in Riga (English)
Rainbow Bus Visits Lithuanian State Institutions (English)

“Rainbow Days” 2018: United in Solidarity! (English)

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