The UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, published his first report on 11 June 2018. The report highlights that LGBTI people are particularly vulnerable to violence, ill-treatment and discrimination, many facing it every day, at the hands of state authorities, individuals, criminal gangs,
The base for the discussion was the chapter “Roadmaps through Jealousy” from the a book by co-authors Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy. The book we used, “The Ethical Slut – A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures”, is as the title states a guide to non-monogamy. A topic that comes up often
On June 9th the Equality Parade will walk the streets of Warsaw once again. It is the greatest event promoting equal rights, freedom and diversity in Poland. 45 000 people celebrated together last year, and this year there will be even more of us! The Equality Parade marches through the streets of Warsaw since 2001.
The book “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity” by Fr. James Martin SJ served as a base for yesterday’s discussion. Because we didn’t have the actual book available we used other resources to know more about the relationship of the
LGL’s EVS volunteers held a workshop about gender identity and sexual orientation in the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University this Tuesday. The target group was mainly the English-speaking students of the University. The workshop consisted of two main parts: gender identity and sexual orientation. While the presentation was prepared by João , the activities were done
LGL’s second game night event was definitely as fun as our previous Valentine’s Day game night. The participants greatly enjoyed spending some quality time together. Even though the number of participants was significantly less compared to the previous event, it did not hinder us in having a blast. The most popular board games of the
My mid-term training took place in Trakai, 9-13 April. Our team consisted of two Lithuanian trainers and 12 EVS volunteers from Germany, Austria, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, Spain, Portugal and Romania. The main aim of the workshops was to make us reflect on our past, present and future. This allowed us to take a more holistic
Coming out is an important step in queer people’s lives. The wish to live fully and proudly is often clouded by the fear of alienation or of putting our safety at risk. Moreover, the weight of hiding part of our identity is frequently wrapped around feelings of shame and self-doubt. It is important to find
Mental health is instrumental during every stage of life, from childhood, adolescence and through adulthood. It compasses our emotional, psychological and social well-being. The way of thinking, mood, behaviour and social interaction are some of the areas affected by Mental Health. For LGBTI+ individuals, being mentally and emotionally healthy can sometimes be a difficult mission.
For the second book club session, the group discussed about same-sex marriage and its role in LGBT+ advocacy. To start the conversation, we discussed chapters taken from the book Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion, edited by Ryan Conrad. Against Equality is an online archive of different writings that critique mainstream LGBT* politics. In