While Lithuania is often criticised for homophobic laws and attitudes, her big cities are taking their own initiative to change the country’s course for a more progressive and inclusive society. Wednesday, June 21, a Friendly Vilnius map was issued and 20.000 free copies distributed across the city. This is the 5th edition of the map, a project which has been highlighting LGBT friendly establishments since 2012. […]
IDAHOT (International Day of Homophobia and Transphobia), celebrated around the world on May 17, was also commemorated by the most prestigious Lithuanian institutions. In addition to Vilnius Town Hall being lit up in the colours of the rainbow, the gallery of the Lithuanian Parliament hosted an exhibition of Lithuanian LGBT+ community portraits taken by Samanta Matuizaitė (ARCANA FEMINA), organisers announced in a press release. […]
An attack in a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, shocked the world just one week before an LGBT pride event in Lithuania. Some of the reactions to the news from Orlando made it clear that homophobia is still a huge problem in the country.
Representatives from 12 foreign embassies, including five ambassadors will participate in the LGBT Baltic Pride parade which will take place in Vilnius on June 18. The chairman of the Lithuanian Gay League board Vladimir Simonko […]
The management of the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre refused demands on Monday from the Lithuanian Russian Union to ban am LGBT event, Pride Voices, from taking place in the theatre building. A petition with 5,000 […]
Almost 200 participants are gathering 60 kilometers from Vilnius for Sapfo Fest, Lithuania’s third annual grassroots LBTQI (lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) festival meeting on the grounds of Šironija, a country homestead in Papiškiai, from 25 to 27 July. […]