When we talk about the situation regarding the human rights of LGBT people in the country, we often forget that are lives are not exclusively the challenges we face daily. Our lives are also stories which need to be heard.
The national LGBT rights organization LGL invites you to take part in a Baltic Pride 2016 event, scheduled to run from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on June 16 at the Russian Drama Theater in Vilnius. Well known LGBT advocates from around the world and human rights activists will share their personal experiences, stories and encounters in the struggle for LGBT equal rights.
The theatrical Pride Voices event will feature personal stories shared by Johanna Sigurdardottir (former Icelandic PM) and her wife, journalist and playwright Jónína Leósdóttir, as well as Ulrike Lunacek (deputy speaker of the European Parliament) Matthew Shepard’s parents Judy Shepard and Dennis Shepard and Ugandan LGBT activist Dennis Wamala.
The Pride Voices event will also present a rich cultural program to the audience. We are certain that the Pride Voices event, taking place for the first time in Lithuania, will inspire and motivate members of the LGBT community here, help us talk about the problems we experience and aid in the struggle to defend human rights.
The event is free and open to the public, but the number of seats is limited. The event will be in English with simultaneous translation to Lithuanian.
Major supporters of Pride Voices include the German embassy to Vilnius, the Give a Damn community, Amnesty International, the NGO Program of the European Economic Space financial mechanism in Lithuania, the United States embassy in Vilnius, the Icelandic embassy in Helsinki and the Austrian embassy in Vilnius.