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Baltic Pride 2022 Photo Album Captures Memorable Moments of the Festival

The National LGBT rights organization LGL has released an exclusive photo album of the Baltic Pride 2022 festival. A large-scale photo album presents the most memorable moments of the festival. The album cover features the artwork “Pride” by the artist Nenad Mitrovič. The publication pays special attention to the sponsors, partners and friends of the
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Baltic Pride 2022 Recipe for Success: Togetherness and Solidarity

The Baltic Pride 2022 festival, held in June 2022, was notable for a record number of participants. On June 4 the March for Equality and Peace and the Proud Cities concert in Vilnius attracted up to 20,000 Vilnius residents and city guests. We asked the festival organizers and partners what led to the success of
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Baltic Pride 2022 in Vilnius: Good Practices on Cooperation between Vilnius and Oslo

On 1-5 June 2022 the Baltic Pride 2022 festival took place in Vilnius. The festival provided Lithuanian and Norwegian partners to explore new cooperation opportunities, share and establish new best practices. The organizer of the Baltic Pride 2022, the National LGBT rights organization LGL together with partners Oslo City Municipality, Vilnius City Municipality and Lithuanian
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“Baltic Pride“ 2022 Magazine Published on LGL Website

On the occasion of the “Baltic Pride” 2022, the National LGBT rights organization LGL has released an exclusive free magazine featuring the stories of the stars of LGBT human rights movement as well as the program of the festival. The magazine is now available on LGL website. The exclusive Baltic Pride magazine features interviews with
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The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered its judgment in the case of Macatė v. Lithuania (application no. 61435/19) at a public hearing on 23 January 2023 in the Human Rights Building, Strasbourg. The applicant, Neringa Dangvydė Macatė (1975-2020) was an openly lesbian children’s author who wrote a book titled “Gintarinė širdis”

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Russia must create a “legal framework” for same-sex couples, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled  on 17 January 2023 in Fedotova and Others v. Russia. This  also applies to 46 Council of Europe member states, including Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Ukraine and others which have not yet adopted an LGBTIQ-inclusive

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“Direction: Employment” is an innovative training program for vulnerable young people, which enhances their employability in competitive, high-technology industries and the IT sector. The project aims to unleash the potential of NEET young people from vulnerable groups, and increase their employability by providing a market-specific IT training program in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Italy, Slovenia and Portugal.

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LGL Held a Training for the Office of the Ombudsperson for Child’s Rights

On 16-17 January, 2023 the National LGBT rights organization LGL held a training on the situation of LGBT children in Lithuania to specialists working at the Office of the Ombudsperson for Child’s Rights of the Republic of Lithuania. A two-day training provided specialists in child’s rights the insights on the situation of LGBT children in

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Lithuania did not ensure equal opportunities for asylum seekers and migrants who came to Lithuania through Belarus and violated their rights, the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson of the Republic of Lithuania stated in its report. This, according to the Office, could have been avoided by using alternative measures to detention, reports delfi.lt. The

Season’s Greetings from LGL: Thank you for the Success of the Baltic Pride!

2022 was a year of exciting challenges and inspiring victories for the National LGBT rights organization LGL. Thanks to your encouragement and support, LGL was able to take many important steps aimed at improving the LGBT human rights situation in Lithuania. This year, LGL has implemented a number of successful projects. The most notable of

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The First EU LGBTIQ Equality Strategy Discussed at the National Human Rights Forum

On 9 December, 2022 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized a discussion “The first EU LGBTIQ equality strategy 2020-2025: will LGBTIQ-inclusive policy become integral to Lithuanian strategic targets?” at the National Human Rights Forum. The first EU LGBTIQ Equality Strategy 2020-2025 calls on the EU Member States to draw up national action plans for

Baltic Pride 2022 Photo Album Captures Memorable Moments of the Festival

The National LGBT rights organization LGL has released an exclusive photo album of the Baltic Pride 2022 festival. A large-scale photo album presents the most memorable moments of the festival. The album cover features the artwork “Pride” by the artist Nenad Mitrovič. The publication pays special attention to the sponsors, partners and friends of the

EU Code of Conduct Against Hate Online: Hate Speech Evaluation is Slowing Down

On November 24, 2022 the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission announced the results of the 7th evaluation of the Code of Conduct. The seventh evaluation on the Code of Conduct on Countering Illegal Hate Speech Online shows that the number of notifications reviewed within 24 hours (64.4%) has decreased as compared

Iceland is much more advanced than Lithuania in the field of LGBTI human rights, and the cooperation of Icelandic non-governmental organizations with the Icelandic government is defined in Iceland’s LGBTI Action Programme for the period of 2022 – 2025. Daníel E. Arnarsson, Executive Director of the Icelandic LGBTI human rights organization “Samtökin”, who will take

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Latest Survey : 50 Percent of Lithuanians Support Same-Sex Civil Unions

The latest survey conducted by delfi.lt showed that nearly half of Lithuanian respondents support same-sex civil unions. While the law on civil partnership aiming to legally recognize homosexual couples is still discussed, DELFI.lt recently conducted a survey concerning the opinion about a possible civil union Law in Lithuania. The survey demonstrated that Lithuanian public opinion

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LGL Representatives Participated at the INACH’s Annual Conference in Amsterdam

On 3-4 November, 2022 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL participate at the INACH’s Annual Conference 2002 to 2022 – 20 years of combating cyber hate: Lessons learned and future challenges in Amsterdam. During the conference LGL Executive Director Vladimir Simonko gave a keynote speech “Activism against ignorance: Lithuanian success (?) story” and

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