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(My) On-Arrival Training in Trakai

I’m a new volunteer in Vilnius, working at The National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL; I’m from Rome, Italy, so this country it’s really different from what I’m used to, but also interesting because of this. I did my On-arrival Training after just four days from my arrival in Vilnius, so for me it was a

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LGL’s EVS volunteer participated in European Solidarity Corps launch event

Last week I was invited to the event with mysterious name European Solidarity Corps launch event. With no expectation and with the view of free lunch and one day out of the LGL`s office I confirmed my participation. Event was taking place in European House. Have you ever been there? I am sure that you

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Hiking to the Lithuanian Gay Lake: Enjoy the Path, not the Destination

On October 16th, 2016 the EVS (European Voluntary Service) volunteer Veronika Štefečková organized a hiking trip to the lake Gėjus (Lithuanian word for gay) situated in the district of Trakai, and I decided to join her. The name of the lake derives from the root GEI (Gay in English), and it has been chosen because

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Milk Movie Night Held At LGBT* Centre

LGL`s Movie Evening season has started with a piece of historical activism. The title of the movie “Milk” is clear and simple, like the imagine that the director tries to give about the main character. Harvey Bernard Milk (1930-1978), was a San Francisco city politician who helped open the door for gays and lesbians in

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LGL`s EVS volunteers: the mid-term evaluation meeting

On 10th-11th October, me and Veronika as LGL`s EVS (European Voluntary Service) volunteers, took part in the mid-term training organized by the Lithuanian Agency of International Youth Cooperation. According to the Guide of Erasmus+ Programme, all EVS volunteers have the right and responsibility to attend EVS training sessions in order to receive information about the

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Last month we experienced a great Drag workshop. This time we moved a bit forward, passing from the drag notions – more related to performance and entertainment, to the concept of “gender f**k” – more political and committed. Gender f**k is the specific strategy that you can conduct to subvert, disrupt or bend traditional gender

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Building bridge between Rome and Vilnius

Two Italian guys, Serena Cantoni and Marco Quaresima, came to Vilnius last week to conduct a research on the LGBT* general situation in Lithuania and realize a photo traveling exhibit that will connect Rome with Vilnius, creating a new international relationship. Our European Volunteer Service (EVS) volunteers, Yuri and Marina (the EVS is a project

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EVS volunteer Veronika supported LGBT* organization in Slovakia “Saplinq”

Our EVS volunteers are not volunteering just for equality of LGBT* people in Lithuania, but they stay in contact with their homeland LGBT* organizations and support them from abroad. Our current EVS volunteer Veronika from Slovakia is a good example of this practice. One of her learning goals on her EVS is to improve her

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Drag workshop took place in LGL community center!

After plenty of serious workshops, it was time to do something “less professional”! The workshop started with a name game that permitted to put participants at their ease, and of course to know each other a bit. Then a power point presentation took place and two guys worked on it, indeed it was divided into

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LGL and Demetra: the collaboration is ready to culminate in the Pride House

In the last months, the Lithuanian Gay League had the pleasure to keep a great contact with the Association Demetra and is now taking it to the Baltic Pride 2016 community space, reserved for workshops, lectures and exhibitions! Celebrating the recent opening of the HIV Checkpoint together with LGL and other organizations and then involving

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The first EVS exchange signed by LGL!

In the past two weeks, the current Italian volunteer working in EVS, Yuri, implemented his idea of having an EVS exchange with a peer. After discussing about it with the National Agency and several other EVS volunteers, he and other friends promoted the idea by making a Facebook group with detailed program and rules. Unfortunately,

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LGL is searching for a new EVS volunteer!

Are you fired up for human rights and want to gain experience in LGBT* activism? Do you want to figure out what does Lithuania means? This call is just for you! We have an approved EVS project and looking for a volunteer, who can start volunteering in July 2016.