Edgars Rinkēvičs (born 21 September 1973 in Jūrmala) is a Latvian politician and official, current Minister for Foreign Affairs of Latvia. He is a member of Unity. On November 6, 2014, he publicly announced on his Twitter profile that he is gay. This made him the first lawmaker in Latvia to announce he is gay, as well as the most prominent openly gay politician in a former Soviet Bloc state at the time.
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Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign affairs of Latvia Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica released a supportive statement on Twitter on behalf of Edgars Rinkēvičs regarding LGBT Baltic Pride 2018. Citing Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I have a dream' about a society without prejudice. Rinkēvičs also mentions a dream of "Latvia whose strength is diversity and has respect for all citizens rights and defends them". He also mentions that it's important to continue the fight for cohabitation law and anti-discrimination laws. Translation of the tweet: Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica: "I was honored to give greetings to #BalticPride. Greeting, to which I agree completely, in every word and letter. #Dream of equal, inclusive and non-discriminating Latvia. "
Edgars Rinkēvičs (@edgarsrinkevics) on Twitter: "Around 8000 participants celebrated #BalticPride2018 in Riga today, there is still way to go to ensure full equality in Latvia but I am convinced that change will come, thanks to all who took part in today’s event"
Edgars Rinkēvičs (@edgarsrinkevics) on Twitter: "I have a dream about Latvia, whose strength is in diversity, and that respects and cares about the rights of all its citizens, where politicians rather than dividing the public, promote a dignified attitude towards everyone. And I have a dream about a country from which people don't move away, just because they are different"
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