Declaration of Like-minded Embassies in Lithuania on the Occasion of the IDAHOBIT

On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia, and Transphobia, we recognize and respect human diversity. The right of every human to be proud of who they are, to define their own identity and to love the person of their choice must be respected and protected. We stand firm in our resolve to fight against impunity for any human rights violations and abuses, including those against LGBTI persons, no matter where they take place.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call: existing inequalities and discrimination render marginalized populations even more vulnerable at a time when we must come together to protect societies, public health and livelihoods. Now more than ever, we must protect and promote human rights for all, without discrimination of any kind.