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LGL Office Entrance Destroyed by Homophobic Hate Crime Attack

On the 10th August, 2018 at 04.00 A. M. the entrance to the office of the National LGBT rights organization LGL was badly damaged by a vicious homophobic attack. The exterior door and door blinds were set on fire using unknown flammable substance. The LGL office is located in the central area of Vilnius. The
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Lithuanian LGBT community joins Baltic Pride 2018 in Riga

On 9th June, 2018 the representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL joined thousands of Baltic Pride 2018 marchers and showed Lithuania’s support to the Latvian LGBT* community. The event provided with an opportunity to bring focus to LGBT human rights situation in the region. LGL representatives arrived in Riga with a special LGL
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Rainbow Bus Visits Lithuanian State Institutions

In order to draw attention to legal, social and cultural challenges faced by the Lithuanian LGBT community, the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL invited the local LGBT community to unfurl a 30-meter-long rainbow flag in front of four of Lithuania’s primary state institutions, namely: the Parliament, the Government’s Office, the President’s Palace and the Cathedral.
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Vilnius Celebrates the Opening of the Rainbow Crosswalk

To mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL decorated the crossing outside its office at Pylimo St. 21 (Vilnius) in rainbow colors. As the link between LGL’s LGBT community center and the jazz club Pavilijonas, which often hosts LGBT community events, the crossing is a significant
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LGL’s Survey: 90% of LGBT* Students Plan to Leave Lithuania

In Summer 2017, the National LGBT rights organization LGL carried out an anonymous survey in which respondents –  644 LGBT* high school students between the ages of 14 and 18 – elaborated on what LGBT* adolescents face in Lithuanian school settings. LGL’s survey showed that half of LGBT* young people feel unsafe in Lithuanian schools
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LGL Presents Educational Material for LGBT Activists in Hostile Environments

In August, 2018 the National LGBT rights organization published educational material for LGBT activists operating in hostile environments. “Restricted Expression: Guidelines and Recommendations for LGBT activists in hostile environments” looks at legislations, both enacted and proposed, aimed at limiting the freedom of speech and expression in Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine. The publication also provides guidelines

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LGL Office Entrance Destroyed by Homophobic Hate Crime Attack

On the 10th August, 2018 at 04.00 A. M. the entrance to the office of the National LGBT rights organization LGL was badly damaged by a vicious homophobic attack. The exterior door and door blinds were set on fire using unknown flammable substance. The LGL office is located in the central area of Vilnius. The

Ministers and representatives of the member countries of the Equal Rights Coalition have met in a global conference in Vancouver, Canada. In the conference, spanning from the 5th of August to the 7th of August, the representatives have pledged to build a world where no one is left behind – regardless of their sexual orientation,

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UN Human Rights Committee Urges Lithuania to Ensure LGBTI Human Rights

United Nations Human Rights Committee has urged Lithuania to ensure LGBTI human rights. The Committee criticized the Law on the Protection of Minors Against the Detrimental Effects of Public Information, which unjustifiably limits freedom of speech on LGBT* matters. The Law states that underage people are harmed by such information and that it should be

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In 2010 the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted the Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5 on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity. All Member States including Lithuania agreed upon this Recommendation. In July, 2018 the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL prepared a documentation report to assess what actions have

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LGL Presented With LGBT Hero Award in Riga (Latvia)

On 8th June, 2018 the representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL were presented with LGBT Hero Award during an event, organized by Latvian LGBT* NGO “Mozaika” on the occasion of the “Baltic Pride 2018” festival in Riga (Latvia). The LGBT Hero Award was given to LGL as a sign of appreciation for LGL’s

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On June 27th, 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, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube, at Facebook’s Dublin headquarters. During the meeting, representatives from several European non-governmental organizations currently monitoring hate speech on social media discussed problems

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From 2017, the project “Change in Business, Public Sector, Society – New Standards for Reducing Discrimination” is being implemented. One of the goals of the project is to ensure access to information for vulnerable groups: people with disabilities, the elderly, the unemployed, migrants, national minorities, LGBTI community members. Article 9 of the United Nations Convention

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Lithuanian LGBT community joins Baltic Pride 2018 in Riga

On 9th June, 2018 the representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL joined thousands of Baltic Pride 2018 marchers and showed Lithuania’s support to the Latvian LGBT* community. The event provided with an opportunity to bring focus to LGBT human rights situation in the region. LGL representatives arrived in Riga with a special LGL

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First report from UN SOGI Expert Madrigal-Borloz published

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,

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In the LGL Book Club’s Fifth Session We Discussed the Topic of Jealousy

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

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Information regarding the Warsaw Equality Parade

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.