Queer History in the Baltics?!

Presentations and discussion

Programme: Uncategorized

Event in English

Who are the gays, lesbians, queers, bisexuals, trans people, notorious and beloved drag stars of the Baltics of 20th century? How were weddings conducted before equal marriage advocacy? Do we know more about queer struggles through stories depicted in photos, paintings, drawings, poems and diary entries or through criminal records, journalistic texts and personal memories in oral histories? Come and step into fragments from the past. We will talk about queer art and history in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia until the end of the 20th century.

The panellists: Mētra Saberova (Latvia), Karolina Rimkutė, Viktorija Kolbešnikova and Augustas Čičelis (Lithuania), and Rebeka Põldsam (Estonia), who will be also moderating the discussion.

The discussion will be followed by the screening of “Silence = Death”.

The event is organised in cooperation with Kaunas’ Artists’ House, supported by the US Embassy in Lithuania, Nordic Culture Point, and Active Citizens’ Fund, EEA Grants.


September 3, 2021, 3.00 PM
Kaunas’ Artists’ House, V. Putvinskio g. 56, Kaunas