Kicking off 2018!

We official kicked off the year at LGL, with our first community event – Volunteers Welcome Party + Queer Agenda 2018! With a good turnout, a nice age range and people from different countries, the event started by having everyone present themselves and getting to know each other. Our EVS volunteers followed, with a more

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LGL’s Celebrated its 24th Birthday

On December 8th, 2017 the National LGBT* rights organization LGL and friends made some noise to celebrate the organization’s 24th birthday in local LGBT* community club Soho. Sharing slices of birthday cake and partying until dawn, LGL’s friends wished the organization a productive year of work for LGBT* human rights in Lithuania. © Audrius Dzimidavičius

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NEDF Holds National Conference in Vilnius

On December 8th, 2017 organizations belonging to the National Equality and Diversity Forum (NEDF) held a conference in Vilnius, during which they shared best practices for cooperation between NGOs and the public sector in foreign countries, as well as NEDF members’ cooperation with state institutions. During the conference, Klementina Gečaitė, the project manager of the

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On November 28th, Eglė Kuktoraitė, communications coordinator of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, participated in a meeting with representatives from the European Commission, as well as Google, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, at Google’s Dublin headquarters. During the meeting, representatives from several European non-governmental organizations currently monitoring hate speech on social media discussed problems that

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“Rainbow Rights” Regional Seminar took place in Vilnius

On 23rd November, 2017 the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice Finland, the association Seta – LGBTI Rights in Finland, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities and the Embassy of Finland in Lithuania invited to the regional seminar under the framework of the project “Rainbow Rights –

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Board games event

On 9th November 2017 it took place another Board Games Event in the LGBT* Community center, attended by many people, local and international, came together to meet new friends and have a relaxing evening playing funny games. The National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL is often organize this type of events, with the intent for the

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LGL’s Executive Director re-elected to ILGA-Europe Board for the Second Term

On November 1-4, 2017 during the 21st Annual ILGA-Europe Conference, organized in Warsaw, LGL’s Executive Director Vladimir Simonko was re-elected to the organization’s Board for the period of 2018-2019. “I’m pleased that for the 2018-2019 term, Lithuania will remain visible with a representative on the Board of the international LGBTI organization,” commented the Executive Director

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2nd Nordic Rainbow History & Art Month comes to Vilnius

On October 25th 2017, the 2nd Nordic Rainbow History & Art Month took place in Vilnius, with participants from numerous countries including Great Britain, Sweden, Portugal, U.S.A, Italy and Lithuania. There were three main speakers, Tony Fenwick from Schools OUT UK, Giordano Campanelli, an EVS volunteer at LGL and Bill Schiller from Tulipak (Network of Nordic Rainbow

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LGL Celebrated International Coming Out Day with a Film Premiere and Discussion

On the 11th of October, 2017 the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL celebrated the International Coming Out Day in a lovely evening in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel in Lithuania and in the company of LBGT* community and all of our friends. The evening started in a movie theater “Pasaka” and was officially opened

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On September 29 – October 1, 2017 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Coordinator of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, participated in the annual conference of the international LGBTI youth organization “IGLYO” in Zagreb (Croatia). During the annual “IGLYO” conference, representatives of member organizations had an opportunity to discuss activities of “IGLYO”, elect its new Board Members,

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Surrealism Workshop

I’m Giordano, a volunteer in LGL and a graduate from the University of Fine Arts, and I decided to create an interesting workshop for our community center involving my favorite art movement Surrealism. I have always been influenced by Surrealism for its beautiful images and particular meanings. Its ability to intertwine the subconscious, dreams and

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Reflection group in Socialinis Veiksmas organization

On 17th August, 2017 I have been invited to attend and participate in a reflection group about volunteering in Lithuania, organized by the local organization “Socialinis Veiksmas”. We were a group of different people and nationalities, foreign volunteers and interns and some local volunteers too. At the beginning, each one of us introduced themselves to