On 30 January 2015, the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL and the Swedish Embassy in Vilnius organized a meeting to discuss preparations for this year’s celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) in Lithuania. The meeting was hosted in the residence of the Swedish ambassador and attended by more than thirty ambassadors and representatives of the civil society.
LGL meeting at the Swedish ambassador's residence. Photo by LGL

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is observed every year on 17 May all over the world to commemorate the day when the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1990. Since 2004, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia has received official recognition from international institutions like the European Parliament.

This year, the LGL is organizing Rainbow Days 2015 to celebrate the IDAHOT for the fourth time. The previous events proved to be very successful and were attended by many people. This year's events will include a traditional bus ride in the centre of Vilnius and film screenings in three Lithuanian towns.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

4 reasons why you should start looking for Christmas presents right now

With three more months still to go until the most beautiful holiday of the year, you should really...

The court has made a decision – “Jacquet” instead of “Žakė“

After examining the case of the records of surnames of a children with dual citizenship in the records...

Time for those dearest to us: one hour a week is not enough

In September, when the family rythm returns to its routine pace there is increasingly less time left...

Names of Holocaust victims to be read out in Seimas

Names of the Holocaust victims will be read out in the Lithuanian parliament on Monday to mark the...

Papal visit to Lithuania: ten most memorable quotes

Pope Francis visited Lithuania on Saturday and Sunday. BNS Lithuania provides ten most memorable...