Lithuanian foreign minister and human rights activist greet Latvian foreign minister's coming out

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics came out as gay on Thursday, stirring reactions across the Baltics. Lithuanian foreign minister congratulated his colleague, while a human rights activist says the step could encourage change in Lithuania as well.
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics
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Birutė Sabatauskaitė
Bzcjiė Cidsinėscdihs
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