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“Baltic Pride” 2016 Photo Book Now Available Online

The National LGBT* rights organization LGL proudly presents the “Baltic Pride” 2016 photo book now available online! Baltic Pride 2016 Photo Book, 2016 There are only a few copies of tastefully packaged hardcover edition of the Baltic Pride 2016 Photo Book left in LGL online store! Order the “Baltic Pride” 2016 photo book including unforgettable

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“Discrimination is No Alternative”: LGL Participates in Hamburg Pride

On August 1st-6th, 2017 the Policy Coordinator (Human Rights) of the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL participated in the “Hamburg Pride – Christopher Street Day“ 2017 festival in Hamburg (Germany). The main slogan of the festival, namely – “Discrimination is No Alternative” (in German “Diskriminierung ist keine Alternative“) – is meant to raise awareness by

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Baltic Pride 2016 Nominated for Breakthrough of the Year Award

The Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson, the National Equality and Diversity Forum and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Lithuania present for the fourth time the annual National Equality and Diversity Awards. The Awards will honor persons, organizations, projects and initiatives which contributed to the advancement of equality and diversity in Lithuania. This

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It’s not just about ‘Pride’ for Lithuania’s LGBT community

This June, Vilnius is hosting Baltic Pride for the third time, an annual LGBT event that rotates among the three Baltic capitals, and the curious thing about the clamour in the run-up is that, well, there isn’t any. This being the election year and with politicians always eager for coverage, one would have expected that

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LGL Launches Baltic Pride 2016 Crowd Funding Campaign

On March 8th, 2016 the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL launched a crowdfunding campaign with the view of collecting financial donations for the upcoming Baltic Pride 2016 festival in Vilnius on June 13th – 19th, 2016. The launch of the campaign also includes the official presentation of the Baltic Pride 2016 promotional video and the

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Flying High: Baltic Pride 2016 meeting with Estonian and Latvian Partners

In September, 2015 the representatives of the partner organizations met to discuss the upcoming Baltic Pride 2016 in Vilnius. The topics included Pride Voices, International Human Rights Conference, Pride March, Pride Park and Pride House. Security, fundraising, political and legal situation, official slogan and preliminary program – within only two days the whole Pride Week

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IGLYO condemns anti-gay propaganda bill in Lithuania

IGLYO is deeply concerned to hear the shocking and sudden advancement of oppressive anti-gay propaganda bill In Lithuania, which similarly to the laws in Russia will infringe the freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. The suggested legislation outlaws ‘public denigration of constitutional family values’, which is specifically designed to prevent discussion of LGBTIQ issues in a positive

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A bill designed to restrict freedom of expression and freedom of assembly has made an unwelcome reappearance on Lithuania’s parliamentary agenda. ILGA-Europe was shocked to learn that an amendment to the country’s administrative code which punishes ‘public denigration of constitutional moral values’ will be voted on this Thursday (12 November 2015). Bill XIP 4490(3) would

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Open letter to Lithuanian Parliament: Reject bill targeting LGBTI people

The Parliament of Lithuania will vote tomorrow on a bill that seeks to introduce fines for any public denigration of “constitutional family values.”   According to the proposal, actions as carrying out public speeches, demonstrating goods, posters, slogans and audio-visual materials, as well as organizing public events such as Baltic Pride would result in an

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Baltic Pride 2016 March for Equality Will Take Place on the Central Avenue

The National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL congratulates the decision by the Vilnius City Municipality Administration of October 21st, 2015 to facilitate the Baltic Pride 2016 March for Equality on the central avenue in the downtown of Vilnius. The event will take place on June 18th, 2016 (Saturday) on the Gediminas Avenue. The march will culminate