LGL's social campaign poster in the public transport pavilion. Photo by Augustas Didžgalvis

In May, 2017 coinciding with Rainbow Days 2017 celebrations, the National LGBT* rights organization LGL displayed posters in the public spaces of Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda, seeking to draw attention to the discrimination LGBT* people face and encouraging others to speak up in the face of discrimination. The posters, displayed in bus shelters around Vilnius,

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The Rainbow Days 2017 Awards Given to Former Lithuanian MPs

Marija Aušrinė Pavilionienė and Dalia Kuodytė, former members of the Parliament of Republic of Lithuania, were honored with the Rainbow Days 2017 Awards. During the event at the local LGBT* community center, the representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL presented the Rainbow Days 2017 Award for contributions to the LGBT* human rights movement

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LaDiva Live: “Progress is Being Made in Lithuania”

On a stage he is the colorful performer LaDiva Live, but without the makeup and the dress, he turns back to 40 year-old French-Algerian Hocine. “But do not call me transgender, it would not be true. I am a gay man who embodies a stage persona,” explained drag artist visiting Vilnius for the second time.

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“Rainbow Days” 2017: Quizzes in Klaipėda & Kaunas

On May 20th-21st, 2017 the National LGBT* rights organization LGL and the Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson of the Republic of Lithuania invited to the “Rainbow Days” 2017 Quizzes in Klaipėda and Kaunas. Who are the “famous” LGBT* people? What is the history of the LGBT* human rights movement? What is the legal reality of

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“Rainbow Days” 2017: Quiz in Vilnius

On May 17th, 2017 in celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), the National LGBT* rights organization LGL and the Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson of the Republic of Lithuania invited to the “Rainbow Days” 2017 Quiz in Vilnius in a bar “Peronas”. Who are the “famous” LGBT* people? What is

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Celebrating Diversity at Eurovision Party with Iconic LaDiva Live

On 13th May, 2017 the National LGBT* rights organization LGL invited to the Eurovision party in the jazz bar Paviljonas. The party, featuring live performance of iconic LaDiva Live (France), definitely became a shining jewel of the “Rainbow Days” 2017 festival. The participants of the Eurovision party celebrated diversity while enjoying live broadcast of the

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Rainbow Bus: Protest Held Next to the Embassy of the Russian Federation

On 13th May, 2017 in order to draw the attention to the persecution and serious human rights violations against LGBT* people in Chechnya (Russian Federation), the National LGBT* rights organization LGL organized a protest next to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Vilnius (Lithuania). To demonstrate solidarity with homosexual persons who were terrorized by

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Vilnius Town Hall Goes Rainbow for IDAHOT

On May 12th, 2017 the National LGBT* rights organization LGL together with foreign diplomatic missions in Lithuania and supporters organized a festive Rainbow Days 2017 event at the Vilnius Town Hall to commemorate the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). The French drag queen LaDiva Live and Lithuanian singers Ruslanas Kirilkinas and Valerija Iljinaitė

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Rainbow Days 2017 Festive Event to be Held at Vilnius Town Hall

On March 12, 2017 the National LGBT* rights organization LGL together with foreign diplomatic missions in Lithuania is organizing a festive Rainbow Days 2017 event at the Vilnius Town Hall to commemorate the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). During the Rainbow Days 2017 festive event, persons distinguished for their contributions to LGBT* rights

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On 9th May, 2017 the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, together with Vilnius Univerity’s Institute of International Relations and Political Science, and Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, member of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania, invited to a discussion on Partnership Law in Lithuania. The institute of partnership is important not only to same-sex couples, but also

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The Rainbow Bus: Protest next to the Embassy of the Russian Federation

In order to draw the attention to the persecution and serious human rights violations against LGBT* people in Chechnya (Russian Federation), the National LGBT* rights organization LGL is organizing a protest next to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Vilnius (Lithuania). To demonstrate solidarity with homosexual persons who were terrorized by the Chechen leader

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On May 9, the Rainbow Days 2017 billboard campaign has been displayed in the public places of Vilnius, capital of Lithuania. The campaign is organized by the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, in attempt to draw attention to discrimination against LGBT* people and encourage LGBT* people to speak up when faced with discrimination. Posters with