baltics / lithuania / russia

Lithuanian LGBT Protest Outside Russian Embassy

On 8 September 2013 around 40 Lithuanian LGBT activists staged a rally outside the Russian Embassy in Vilnius, protesting against “homosexual anti-propaganda” laws in Russia, www.atviri.lt has informed.

While wearing t-shirts with the slogans “To Russia with Love” and buttons with colourfully painted portraits of Vladimir Putin, the protesters said that the main purpose of the event was not only to support the Russian LGBT community, but also to warn the Lithuanian government.

The news portal 15min.lt reported that the event in Vilnius was part of a global campaign which seeks to draw attention to homophobic legislation in Russia, outlawing any positive representation and advocacy of LGBT rights, and growing violence against non-heterosexual people in the country.

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(source: Lithuanian Tribune, Sep-12-13)

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