aA
On Tuesday evening at “Paviljonas” Jazz Club, filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas and photographer ARCANA FEMINA presented a unique book on the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and others) community – Lietuva atsiskleidžia: 99 LGBT+ istorijos (Lithuania Comes Out: 99 LGBT+ Stories).
At the R. Zabarausas' book presentation Lithuania Comes Out: 99 LGBT+ Stories
At the R. Zabarausas' book presentation Lithuania Comes Out: 99 LGBT+ Stories
© Copictures / L.Jonaičio nuotr.

"This book shows our maturity. Just a few years ago it would not have been possible to imagine almost a hundred people openly sharing their stories, with their photos, real names and last names", Romas Zabarauskas said to the assembled guests. "Now it is possible, and today I can say that I belong to a community that I am really proud of. It’s a community that cares about justice, equality and freedom – important matters that are missing in our society here in Lithuania."

This book presentation in Vilnius will be followed by a series of other events. On Friday evening a presentation of the book will take place in Kaunas, at the "Frida Foundation” and on the same night, at the season opening of “SOHO LGBT Club” in Vilnius. Vilnius residents and city guests have an opportunity to see the exhibition of selected photos from the book by ARCANA FEMINA, at “Paviljonas“ until 5th October. The book will be widely available in bookstores around the country from the end of this week.

Lietuva atsiskleidžia: 99 LGBT+ istorijos was funded by generous and supportive sponsors from the community itself and its supporters. British businessman, founder & CEO of Reward Gateway, Glenn Elliott came on board as the book’s main patron. He described the importance of the book for the LGBT community - "The brave people featured in this book illuminate a beautiful path for others to follow. Truth and honesty have a remarkable power to change the world".

|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Vilnius-based photographer shortlisted in ZEISS Photography Award

Launched in 2016 by the World Photography Organisation and ZEISS, the ZEISS Photography Award rewards...

New teaching phenomenon – remote learning

As of Monday 30th March, all schools in Lithuania will be teaching and learning remotely, if they...

New buzz word in education around the world

GRIT is something that needs to be understood by both parents and students and should be conveyed by...

5 businessmen and companies get patron names from Vilnius municipality


The Council of Vilnius for the first time officially gave patron names to five businessmen and...

Separated by distance, united in celebrations: story of Lithuania and India (1)

This week, two big celebrations will take place: India is celebrating Holi (also known as Festival of...

Top news

Government decided: two more weeks of quarantine

The Lithuanian government on Wednesday extended the existing quarantine for another two weeks but...

Residents ordered to wear facemasks in public flouters face fines

It will be mandatory to wear facemasks in public in Lithuania as of Friday, the country's government...

4th week of quarantine: 912 coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Wednesday morning Lithuania has already recorded 912 coronavirus cases since the start of the...

Korean in Vilnius: sometimes I feel I’m contained in jar of sardines (1)

It was not an easy two weeks for Lithuanians forced to spend time inside their homes and apartments...

Latakas wins competition for Klaipeda Port CEO

Algis Latakas , former production director at Klaipedos Juru Kroviniu Kompanija (Klaipeda Stevedoring...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina