Rainbow Days in Klaipėda

On May 30 the last event of the Rainbow Days 2014 took place in Klaipėda. The day started with a lecture on the multiple and complex relations between communities and social movements, conducted by human rights activists and LGL staff members Aliona Polujanova and Raminta Biziulevičiūtė. After the lecture, the movie Children of God was

Rainbow Days 2014: celebrating IDAHOT in Lithuania

The Rainbow Days 2014, a three-week long festival organized by LGL (Lithuanian Gay League) in celebration of IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia), is coming to an end. These last few weeks have seen a number of cultural events happening in Vilnius and in other Lithuanian cities, all of them revolving around the topic

Rainbow Days in Kaunas

On May 23, LGL moved its rainbow flags to Kaunas. Two events were organized in the second biggest city in Lithuania for our Rainbow Days 2014. First, Margarita Jankauskaitė, expert from the Center for Equality Advancement, gave a lecture on social construction of gender. She focused on some of the historical contexts in which gender

Rainbow Days: Roma Boys screening

On May 22 the last event of the Rainbow Days 2014 in Vilnius took place. LGL volunteers, friends and supporters gathered in our office for the screening of Roma Boys, a movie by Czech director Rozálie Kohoutová on the diffuculties faced by Roma homosexuals in Czech Republic. After the movie, participants debated on the topic of

Rainbow Days: Baltic Pride 2013 photo-album launched

On 21 May 2014 LGL launched the Baltic Pride 2013 photo-album. LGL team and supporters attended the event that took place at the Contemporary Art Centre. Baltic Pride 2013 was an extremely important moment for the Lithuanian LGBT* community. It gave us visibility as a community, it showed the support we enjoy from many non-LGBT

Rainbow Days 2014: Bus Event

On May 17, the day in which IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) is celebrated worldwide, the LGL team hopped on a yellow open-deck bus and toured the streets of Vilnius demonstrating against any instance of biphobia, homophobia and transphobia. The bus started its route at 10 am from the LGL office and drove

Rainbow Days 2014: Reception with Embassies

On May 16, a joint reception organized by 14 embassies took place at the French Residence in celebration of IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia). As stated by the French Ambassador Maryse Berniau during her speech, it is very important to celebrate this day in a country like Lithuania, where it is still difficult

Rainbow Days 2014: “Children of God” screening at Skalvija

On May 15 the third event of the rich programme of the Rainbow Days 2014 took place at Skalvija cinema. Approximately 70 people gathered to watch the internationally acclaimed movie Children of God, by Bahamian director Kareem Mortimer. The movie revolves around the lives of two Bahamian young men who struggle with their sexual orientation