Joint Statement on Baltic Pride

August 6, 2021

The United States Embassies in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are proud to celebrate Baltic Pride 2021 with LGBTQI+ communities across the region. Pride is about equality, respect, justice, courage, and above all, love. It is a time to celebrate, but also a time to recommit ourselves to building a safer, more inclusive global society for all LGBTQI+ persons.

The United States stands with the LGBTQI+ communities of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. We join you in celebrating your triumphs and support your ongoing fight for inclusion and equality. All people, no matter who they love, deserve equal treatment under the law and a life free of fear, and recognition of their inherent dignity.

We value our partnerships with the dedicated activists and community members in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania who are seeking to ensure LGBTQI+ human rights in the Baltics. As the Baltic Pride 2021 motto says, “until we all are equal.” Happy Pride!