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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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Lithuanian Parliament to Consider Further Limitations on LGBT* Rights

On March 10th, 2018 the Lithuanian Parliament approved its agenda for the upcoming plenary session. The approved agenda includes three homophobic and transphobic legislative initiatives seeking to further limit LGBT* human rights in Lithuania. The Parliament is going to consider (1) total ban on gender reassignment procedure, (2) Constitutional amendment on definition of family life
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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.

Foto: Augustas Didžgalvis

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.

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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Rainbow Days 2018 Press Conference Held at the Lithuanian Parliament

On 16th May, 2018 the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL, in cooperation with the Member of the Lithuanian Parliament Ms. Aušrinė Armonaitė, organinized a press conference “LGBT* Human Rights Situation in Lithuania: between ‘Culture of Limitations’ and Progress” in the Lithuanian Parliament on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).

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Rainbow Days 2018 billboards displayed in three major Lithuanian cities

On May 15th public spaces in Vilnius were decorated with social advertisements for the “Rainbow Days” 2018 festival, organized by the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL. The billboard campaign seeks to focus attention on the situation of the local LGBT* community in Lithuania, celebrating its 100th anniversary. Social advertisement posters depicting notable moments from LGBT

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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’s Fourth Book Club: Religion and the LGBT+ Community

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