“Direction: Employment” is an innovative training program for vulnerable young people, which enhances their employability in competitive, high-technology industries and the IT sector. The project aims to unleash the potential of NEET young people from vulnerable groups, and increase their employability by providing a market-specific IT training program in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Italy, Slovenia and Portugal.
Older LGBT people face multiple discrimination: not only because of their age, but also because of their LGBT identity. In Lithuania, this is an especially sensitive problem, and one that is rarely discussed. Although LGBT people in Lithuania are becoming more and more open about their sexual orientation and gender identity, LGBT seniors rarely choose
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
For many years, Norway has been at the forefront in fostering LGBT human rights. In 1981, Norway became one of the first countries in the world to enact an anti-discrimination law explicitly including sexual orientation. Same-sex marriage, adoption, and IVF/assisted insemination treatments for lesbian couples have been legal since 2009. In 2016, Norway became the
Since 2013, Malta has dramatically transformed its image with regards to implementation of LGBTI rights. Civil Union and Cohabitation bills, as well as a law establishing basic rights for transgender and intersex people, have been passed. The latter was the first-ever law implemented by any country to protect the rights of intersex people. Malta was
During Baltic Pride 2019, world-famous Israeli DJ Daniel Mariuma gave his first-ever performances in Lithuania. In the midst of his preparations for Baltic Pride, we tried to find out what surprises Daniel Mariuma would have for us during the Pride March, Pride Street Party and Pride Voices Gala. Could you tell me briefly about your career?
Irish scholar, independent Senator, civil rights activist and candidate for President of Ireland in the October 2011 election David Patrick Bernard Norris has been at the forefront of the Irish LGBT human rights movement. Being the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in Ireland and founder of the Campaign for Homosexual
British Labour politician, former actor, Member of the European Parliament and co-founder of LGBT rights charity Stonewall Lord Michael Cashman is a long-time supporter of the LGBT human rights movement in Lithuania. Having participated in the ILGA-Europe Conference held in 2007 and attended the first Baltic Pride March in Vilnius, Lord Michael Cashman closely followed
Spanish drag performer Sharonne joined French and Swiss divas LaDiva Live and Catherine D’oex for a one-of-a-kind performance during the Pride Voices Gala under the framework of Baltic Pride 2019. Sharonne was looking forward to her first performance in Lithuania. She found time in her busy schedule to talk about drag shows and their role
The Pride Voices Gala event under the framework of the “Baltic Pride” 2019 festival was unforgettable. French drag queen LaDiva Live, widely known within the circles of Lithuanian LGBT community was joined by her friends and colleagues Sharonne from Spain and Catherine D’oex from Switzerland for a live theatre drag performance of a lifetime. Today we converse
Having performed in various LGBT events in Vilnius and participated in Lithuanian “X Factor”, drag queen LaDiva Live needs little introduction within the circles of the local LGBT community. Returning to Lithuania to perform at the “Baltic Pride” 2019 Pride Voices Gala event on 7 June, LaDiva Live threw a spectacular live performance including elements of
The news from Chechnya, where gay and bi-sexual men are being tortured in concentration camps, have made many world leaders react strongly. Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel has protested to Russian president Vladimir Putin and more leaders of the free world have also mouthed their protest. But where does the Icelandic government stand in this