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Olena Globa: We are Together, and we are Powerful and Unconquered

When the war started in Ukraine Olena Globa spent six days in the basement in Kyiv trying to survive during the Russian shelling. In a time of need she received help from the US LGBTQ+ organization PFLAG. Olena was able to flee to the United States where her son lives and is now using every

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Enrique Anarte Lazo: LGBTQ people across the Baltics fight for their rights

Around 10,000 people from across Eastern Europe attended an LGBTQ Pride event in Lithuania over the weekend, many of them hopeful for their futures. Around 10,000 people, mostly young adults, flocked to the capital, Vilnius, from across Lithuania — a country of 2.8 million and the biggest Baltic country — and its neighbors Latvia and

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“Baltic Pride“ 2022 Magazine Published on LGL Website

On the occasion of the “Baltic Pride” 2022, the National LGBT rights organization LGL has released an exclusive free magazine featuring the stories of the stars of LGBT human rights movement as well as the program of the festival. The magazine is now available on LGL website. The exclusive Baltic Pride magazine features interviews with

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Baltic Pride 2022: „Firebird“ Premiere in Lithuania

On the 5th of June, 2022 a screening of the film FireBird and a meeting with the director Peeter Rebane took place during the Baltic Pride 2022 festival at the Pasaka cinema. “Firebird” was screened for the first time in Lithuania. The Q&A session was moderated by film director Romas Zabarauskas. Thank you to the

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Baltic Pride 2022: Brunch at the Residence of the US Ambassador

On 5th of June, 2022 the Ambassador of the United States of America, Mr. Robert S. Gilchrist, hosted a Brunch celebrating Baltic Pride 2022 at the Ambassador’s Residence in Vilnius with guests of honor LGBTQI+ and anti-hate crimes activists Judy and Dennis Shepard, and U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Jessica

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On the 4th of June, 2022 the Baltic Pride 2022 March for Equality and Peace and Proud Cities Concert took place in Vilnius. More than 10 000 participants from Lithuania and abroad took part in the March in the central street of Vilnius. Vilnius hosted the Baltic Pride for the fifth time. The march began at

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Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, shimmered with all the colors of the rainbow this Saturday, celebrating the end of the Baltic Pride 2022 festival with the main attraction—the March for Equality and Peace. The event, which rotates in all three Baltic countries, was hosted in Vilnius for the fifth time from May 31st till June

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Baltic Pride 2022: Reception at the Embassy of Norway

On June 3, 2022 on the eve of the Baltic Pride 2022 March for Equality and Peace a Garden Reception was organized at the Residence of the Ambassador of Norway H.E. Mr. Ole T. Horpestad. Drag divas LaDiva Live, Catherine d’Oex and Leona Winter gave their brilliant performances.  National LGBT rights organization LGL would like

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Baltic Pride 2022: International Conference Proud Cities Summit

On 3 June, 2022 the Baltic Pride 2022 International Conference Proud Cities Summit // Lithuanian Diversity Charter Annual Conference was held in partnership with the Lithuanian Diversity Charter at Vilnius Town Hall. “Proud Cities Summit” is an international conference where mayors from Europe and Canada, business, public sector and NGOs representatives gathered to share their

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Baltic Pride 2022: Pride Voices and Rainbow Carpet

On 2nd of June, 2022 Kablys + Kultūra hosted the Baltic Pride 2022 theatrical event Pride Voices with the participation of music performer Jazzu, Minister of Economy and Innovation Aušrinė Armonaitė, performer Lolita Zero, guest from Canada Colin Ratushniak. The event was hosted by Agnė Grigaliūnienė. The speakers shared open, sincere, and community-friendly stories about

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ABBA-themed Reception Inaugurated the Baltic Pride 2022

On the 1st of June, 2022 an exciting Baltic Pride 2022 opening ABBA-themed reception was held at the Embassy of Sweden in Vilnius. H.E. Ambassador Ms Inger Buxton with her band performed the most celebrated songs by ABBA. Thank you for the wonderful performance, Your Excellency Ambassador Ms Inger Buxton – you are indeed a

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Baltic Pride 2022 Pride House and Pride Art Opened in Vilnius

On 31 May, 2022 Baltic Pride 2022 Pride House and Pride Art was opened in Kablys + Kultūra. The opening event of the Pride House was a quiz-battle “Faces of Diversity”, led by Paulius Ambrazevicius. The Pride House was decorated with various art exhibitions. Each of them is colorful, each of them is authentic and