Lithuanian City of London Club is an organisation uniting business professionals in London and maintaining close ties with business, political and community leaders in Lithuania. Our vision is to be an influential voice of Global Lithuanians and to contribute to Lithuania’s long-term advancement through our connections and initiatives. Guided by our core values – diversity, tolerance, equality, meritocracy and respectful behaviour – this year we have become an official supporter of Baltic Pride 2016. This is the first time an organisation that represents business professionals has officially supported this event.
Baltic Pride festival, which will be organized in Vilnius for the third time, seeks to promote diversity and tolerance, and to ensure equal rights for sexual minorities in the Baltic States. By expressing our support for this initiative we wish to add our voice to the important ongoing debate about tolerance, equality and the immunity of human rights in Lithuania. Leading by example, we would like to encourage other leaders to support and defend these core western society values in their organisations, communities and the society at large.