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Transgender Youth in Lithuania Face Overwhelming Challenges in Education and Employment

Absence of legal gender recognition and health care in Lithuania places transgender young people at serious risk when it comes to education and employment. Unable to change their gender in their legal documents, access health care and confronted with prevailing transphobic attitudes in the Lithuanian society, transgender individuals face a high degree of social marginalization

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Lithuanian President will Consult with the Church on LGBT issues

On 9th September, 2019 in an interview the Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda underlined the “need to take the opinion of the Catholic Church into account regarding LGBT issues”. “Position of the Church on LGBT matters was, is and will be important to me. Will it be the only one? No. However the is no doubt

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Training on LGBT Sensitivity for Professional Journalists Organized in LRT Headquarters

On 5th September, 2019 the National LGBT organization LGL held an LGBT sensitivity training for the employees of the Lithuanian National Radio and Television. By organizing this training, LGL aimed to raise the awareness of professional journalists in fighting the phenomenon of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the mass media. During the training, journalists were

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A diplomat who carries memories of the emerald sea in her native Greece wherever she goes. Mother and grandmother, constantly overcoming great distance between Vilnius and Washington to visit her family. Aesthetic and promoter of cultural relations between Lithuania and Greece. A fighter who overcame all obstacles in order to fulfill her dream to bring

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On 22nd August, 2019 the National LGBT organization LGL held an LGBT sensitivity training for the employees of the main Lithuanian magazine “Žmonės” and news portal Žmonės.lt. By organizing this training, LGL aimed to raise the awareness of professional journalists in fighting the phenomenon of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the mass media. During the

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The fourth Baltic Pride in Vilnius this year coincided with the 10th anniversary of the Baltic Pride in the Baltic States. Since 2010, when the LGBT community march was first organized in Vilnius, the event has changed beyond recognition. Why and how activists came up with the idea of organizing an LGBT community march every

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The year 2019 saw the breakthrough of business sector support for human rights in Lithuania. For the first time in the history of the LGBT community’s Baltic Pride festival, business representatives in Lithuania have actively contributed to the organization of the festival. On this occasion, we discuss business support for human rights and equal opportunities

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Moments from the Pride Voices Gala Captured in a Video by LGL

National LGBT rights organisation LGL presents a video capturing the moments from the unique Pride Voices Gala event, which took place in the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre on the 7th of June under the framework of the Baltic Pride 2019 festival. The creators of the video succeeded to capture the atmosphere and emotions of this

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On 5th July, 2019 the National LGBT organization LGL held an LGBT sensitivity training for the employees of the main Lithuanian news portal 15min.lt. By organizing this training, LGL aimed to raise the awareness of professional journalists in fighting the phenomenon of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in mass media. During the training, journalists were familiarized

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“Baltic Pride“ 2019 Magazine Published on LGL Website

On the occasion of the “Baltic Pride” 2019, 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” publication presents the interviews

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LGL Launched a Survey on Hate Speech Online

In June 2019 the national LGBT rights organization LGL, launched a survey of hate speech online incidents against LGBT people. The survey will be conducted in summer, 2019. With the popularity of social networking sites, every internet user has the right to freely express their thoughts on various issues. Many online portal commentators have moved

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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