Background information

Happy and healthy 2023!

Lithuanians national/international conference on LGBTQ workplace inclusion

On 29 March 2023 the Lithianian National LGBT rights organization LGL organized the first-ever in-person conference in this country specially designated to the topic of LGBTI inclusion in the workplace, "Direction: Employment. Strengthening LGBTQ Workplace Inclusion". The event explored topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), its recent trends, challenges, and good practices, as well as the importance of openness in the workplace.
The conference was supported by Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.
Unfortunately, nobody mentioned the role that trade unions can play.
You can find more information here.
impression from the conference

During the Baltic Pride Week 2023 conference

Baltic Pride Tallinn conference

The Baltic Pride Week included a conference that dealt with workplace issues and with education.
Baltic Pride is a co-operation of the LGBTQI movements in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
The 2023 version was organised in Tallinn, Estonia, and was supported by a number of governments (Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, thee European Commission) and international companies.
Unfortunately, here, too, the role of trade unions was hardly mentioned.
In the week after Baltic Pride, the Estonian parliament voted in favour of a bill opening up marriage to same-sex couples.