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An Exclusive Free Magazine Launched for the Upcoming “Baltic Pride“ 2019

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 exclusive “Baltic Pride” publication presents the interviews with the participants of the “Baltic Pride” 2019

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A Communications Specialist, Dovilė Filmanavičiūtė, also known by her stage name Miss Sheep, has recorded a video greeting, inviting everyone to the Baltic Pride March for Equality in Vilnius on June 8th. For D. Filmanavičiūtė, the march that will take place on June 8th in Gediminas Avenue in Vilnius is „a wonderful opportunity, a wonderful

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„Baltic Pride“ 2019 Festival Motto: „We are Family“

Reacting to opinions expressed by certain leading candidates towards same-sex marriage and civil partnership in Lithuanian Republic president debates, the National LGBT rights organization LGL, organizer of the “Baltic Pride“ 2019, announced upcoming events motto: „We are family“. According to Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director of the National LGBT rights organization, certain presidential candidates’ statements demonstrated

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Lithuanian Opera Director Invites you to Attend the “Baltic Pride“ 2019 March

Lithuanian and British theater and opera director, Dalia Ibelhauptaitė, has recorded a video greeting which invites to participate in the “Baltic Pride“ 2019 march taking place on June 8th in Vilnius. In the video the opera innovator highlights why it is important to attend the “Baltic Pride“ march, thus expressing support for the LGBT community

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Popular Lithuanian singer, Erica Jennings, has recorded a video greeting for participants of the “Baltic Pride“ march on June 8th in Vilnius. The singer equated the “Baltic Pride“ march to a fight for women‘s rights. “It is very important that we support this celebration because its essence is the struggle for equal rights. In the

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Intolerance and societal discrimination remained persistent in Lithuania during the last year, according to the annual report of the U.S. Department of State. Regarding the freedom of expression and freedom of press, the report continues to mention that it is illegal to publish material that is “detrimental to minors’ bodies or thought processes” or that

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On 15th March, 2018 the main Lithuanian news portal “15min” announced that all the news and events about the “Baltic Pride” 2019 will be announced in the portal. Until June, “15min” in their special section will share the stories of LGBT community and during the week of the event the media channel will organize photo-reports,

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LGL Hosts Finnish LGBTI Organization Seta

From February 17th to 18th, 2019, National LGBT Rights Organization LGL hosted a meeting with Finnish LGBTI organization Seta, its partner in the project Rainbow Rights: Promoting LGBTI Equality in Europe. During the meeting, representatives of the organizations discussed the challenges of ageism in the LGBT community, and shared best practices for solving this problem.

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First Direction Employment Meeting Takes Place in Sofia

On February 14-15th, 2019 the first meeting between partners in the project Direction Employment took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. During the meeting, partners from Bulgaria, Italy, Portugal, Ireland and Lithuania discussed future project activities. The project will seek to create a new educational model to combat unemployment among youth, utilizing progressive methods and interactive practices

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LGL launches two initiatives to reduce LGBT-motivated hate crimes in Lithuania

1 in 4 Lithuanians disagree that gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people should be free to live their own life as they wish. The National LGBT rights organization LGL, based in Lithuania, announces the initiatives “Hatred is not a Family Value” and “Identify and Report”. Through a series of public events planned for the coming months,

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Countering illegal hate speech online – EU Code of Conduct ensures swift response

The fourth evaluation on the EU Code of Conduct shows that this Commission initiative delivers successful results. IT companies are now assessing 89% of flagged content within 24 hours and 72% of the content deemed to be illegal hate speech is removed, compared to 40% and 28% respectively when the Code was first launched in

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LGL Representative Participated in a Meeting at “Twitter” Headquarters in Dublin

On January 21, 2019, Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in a meeting at the “Twitter” headquarters in Dublin (Ireland), attended by the representatives of the European Commission, social networks and European NGOs. During the meeting the representatives of “Google+”, “Facebook”, “Instagram”, “Twitter” and “Youtube” discussed the results of