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Baltic Pride 2016 Press Conference held at the Lithuanian Parliament

On 10 June, 2016 the Lithuanian Parliament Seimas held a “Baltic Pride” 2016 press conference “We are people, not propaganda.” During the press conference, organizers and attendees of the “Baltic Pride” 2016 were greeted by Swedish Ambassador to Lithuania H. E. Cecilia Ruthström-Ruin, Parliament member Dalia Kuodytė, and editor of the “Baltic Pride” 2016 informational

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LGL Invites to an Exclusive Baltic Pride 2016 event “Pride Voices”

The National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL cordially invites to participate in the Baltic Pride 2016 cultural event “Pride Voices”, which will take place on June 16th, 2016 at 7.00 PM at the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theater. During the “Pride Voices” event internationally distinguished LGBT* people and allies will share their personal testimonies within the broader

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LGL and Embassies Cooperate on the Baltic Pride 2016

On May 26th, 2016 the representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL and 13 foreign ambassadors in Lithuania participated in a meeting as far as preparations for the Baltic Pride 2016 festival in Vilnius are concerned. The meeting was hosted by the Netherlands Embassy in Vilnius and the Embassy of Denmark in Vilnius. During

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Ieva Ruzgytė is the first athlete to represent Lithuania in the “Gay Games”, taking place in Paris in 2018. We talked with Ieva about what made her decide to participate in this tournament and in the events of Baltic Pride 2016. You are an accomplished judo master. What motivated you to talk about the importance

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In 2010 the marriage of Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, and Jónína Leósdóttir, a journalist and a writer, generated media attention all around the world. After all, in addition to being the first out gay head of state in the world, Jóhanna was also Iceland’s first female Prime Minister. The couple met

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Maria Sam Katseva, a singer from Ukraine, will perform at the Baltic Pride 2016 concert in Vilnius on June 18th, 2016. The artists performing at the Baltic Pride concert will unite in sending a powerful message of tolerance, respect and support for the local LGBT* community. Today we speak with Maria Sam Katseva about the

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Two married women fall in love with each other, divorce their husbands and live for fifteen years without openly speaking about it. Married in 2000, these two women suddenly got everyone’s attention. This is the love story told in a book “Jóhanna and me“ (icelandic Við Jóhanna) by Jónína Leósdóttir, a journalist and a writer,

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Lithuanian City of London Club is an organization uniting business professionals and maintaining close ties with Lithuanian business, political and community leaders. Guided by its core values – tolerance, equality, meritocracy and respect, Lithuanian City of London Club has become an official sponsor of the „Baltic Pride“ 2016 – the first organization representing business professionals

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It’s not just about ‘Pride’ for Lithuania’s LGBT community

This June, Vilnius is hosting Baltic Pride for the third time, an annual LGBT event that rotates among the three Baltic capitals, and the curious thing about the clamour in the run-up is that, well, there isn’t any. This being the election year and with politicians always eager for coverage, one would have expected that