Day Without Stereotypes

“Day Without Stereotypes” Campaign

On 8th 2011 the Lithuanian Gay League members together with the activists from feminist NGO “Feministinis frontas” decided to celebrate the one hundred anniversary of the International Women’s Day in non-normative way.

The participants of the event gathered in the Vilnius LGBT Center to think over the way of constructing gender identities and deliberate on the limitations of sexuality present in the society which do not leave any opportunity to realize yourself and grow but encourage instead of that disrespect and discrimination. There was a discussion about heteronormativity and means that help to maintain the culture of heterosexuality and heterosexually privileged norms.

After the debate the participants worked on preparing posters breaking stereotypical depiction of men and women in the society which were distributed in bars and restaurants in the Vilnius city center.