Lietuvos gėjų lyga (LGL)
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“LGBTI-free zones” and hate speech against LGBTI people debated at the EP

On Tuesday 26 November, Members of the European Parliament debated on Public discrimination and hate speech against LGBTI people, including LGBTI free zones. This debate was requested upon initiative of the LGBTI Intergroup. Since the beginning of 2019, 87 localities (regions, counties and municipalities) have passed bills or have declared themselves “LGBTI-free” or “free of LGBT

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Lithuania must issue a residence permit to a foreigner, who entered into the same-sex marriage with a citizen of Lithuania in another state, in this way partially recognizing marriages concluded by homosexual individuals abroad. This judgement was pronounced by the Constitutional Court of the Lithuanian Republic (Constitutional Court) on the January  11, 2019 Nevertheless, what

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Active Citizens Fund has been launched in Lithuania

On 23 October 2019, the Active Citizens Fund (ACF) in Lithuania financed by the EEA Grants was launched. In 2019-2024 the ACF will allocate EUR 9 million to the strengthening of civil society and empowering vulnerable groups. Lithuanian non-governmental organisations will have an opportunity to submit applications and receive funding for their activities in order

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In the evening of June 6th, a massive support message for the Lithuanian LGBT community was shown on NASDAQ’s HQ tower in Times Square, New York City. This message was created by NASDAQ headquarters in Lithuania, in support for the Baltic Pride 2019 festival. A colorful billboard attracted the eyes of New Yorkers and visitors

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Moments from the Baltic Pride March Captured in LGL Video

National LGBT Rights Organization LGL has released a video clip of the Baltic Pride 2019 March for Equality. On June 8th, 10,000 people took part in the Baltic Pride March “For Equality!”. The event was accompanied by a positive atmosphere, a feeling of freedom, unity and pride. The crowd walking in the center of Vilnius

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4 LGBT themed movie screenings took place during the Baltic Pride festival in Vilnius from 6th to 8th of June. Movie screenings were organized by In Corpore, the organizers of Vilnius Queer Festival Kreivės, and featured an extremely diverse line-up of films focused on LGBTQI life and community. Entrance was free, with a donation of

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The Baltic Pride March for Equality, which took place on June 8th in Vilnius this year, is both a celebration of who we are as well as a protest demanding equality for members of the LGBT community. This year’s slogan was “We Are Family”. Baltic Pride only comes to Vilnius once every three years, and

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Discussion about hate crimes with police officers from Sweden

On June 7th, a Hate Crimes Workshop with police officers from Sweden and Lithuania took place at Pride House. How do we combat hate crimes? Why is it necessary to report hate crimes directed against LGBT community? How are sensitivity trainings on LGBT issues useful to police officers? Why is it important for officers to speak openly

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On June 6th, the Ambassador of Norway H.E. Mr. Karsten Klepsvik and the Executive Director of Association LGL Vladimir Simonko invited distinguished guests and friends of Baltic Pride to a reception for the Official Opening of the Baltic Pride 2019. © Augustas Didžgalvis photos