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“Amsterdam” and “Naglis” – little has been heard about these magazines published at the end of the 20th century, but they have played an important role in the history of Lithuanian sexual minorities. Before the Internet was popular, these first two Lithuanian magazines for LGBT community members were the only source of knowledge and information

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LGL’s Communications Coordinator Eglė Talks About LGBT Human Rights Activism

LGBT Allies are heterosexual people who work for the LGBT community. Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, is one of them. Working at LGL, she faces homophobia and hatred: companies refuse to rent cars, reservations at cafés suddenly “disappear” or office doors are set on fire. Hatred affected her personally

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Join us for the Baltic Pride 2019 March For Equality on 8 June!

Baltic Pride March For Equality will take place in Vilnius in just 22 days! Join the Baltic Pride March for yourself, for your loved ones, for those who cannot participate. Let’s celebrate love and inclusion. We are family! Dance till the sun comes up at the Baltic Pride 2019 Closing Party, enjoy the music and

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LGL Sent a Leaflet about Hate Speech to Residents of Major Lithuanian Cities

National LGBT Rights Organization LGL has published a leaflet against hate speech „Hate is Not a Family Value“. On 14-18 May, 2019 10 000 copies of the leaflet were sent out to the citizens of 5 biggest Lithuanian cities: Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Panevėžys and Šiauliai.  It is hoped, that this leaflet will serve as a

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Due to the upcoming “Baltic Pride” 2019 festival, we visited the Embassy of Sweden located in the very heart of Vilnius and had a meeting with the Ambassador of Sweden to Lithuania, H. E. Maria Christina Lundqvist. Ambassador kindly agreed to share the recipe for Swedish leadership in the field of human rights and tried

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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,