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Garden Party Organized in Celebration of Upcoming WorldPride and EuroGames

On 15 July a garden party was organized at the lower garden of the Embassy of Denmark on the occasion of the upcoming WorldPride and EuroGames in Copenhagen and Malmo. The party was organized by the Embassy of Denmark, Embassy of Sweden and the National LGBT rights organization LGL. “World Pride is here to celebrate

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Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) won the Google.org Impact Challenge

Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) is among the 13 organizations that won the Google.org Impact Challenge for Central and Eastern Europe. In total, €2 million will be distributed between those organizations for charitable projects promoting inclusive economic growth and creating equal chances for everyone to succeed in the digital world.  Technology has helped to ease the

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Vladimir Simonko. Against the Current

Vladimir Simonko (57), the Executive Director of the National LGBT rights organization LGL, chose a difficult life 30 years ago. Back then, when the Soviet Criminal Code was in force, which provided for maximum three years imprisonment for sexual intercourse between two men, he decided to openly admit that he was gay, made his story

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Experiences of transgender teens and children remain a taboo in Lithuania. Oftentimes, parents take their children to exorcists and self-taught psychiatrists, leading to depression or even suicide. Lithuania does not permit gender reassignment surgery, and transgender individuals who go through the treatment abroad have to go to court to have the entry on sex changed

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Lithuanian entrants at the Eurovision Song Contest “The Roop” send a message of support to the LGBT community, inviting everyone to participate at the Baltic Pride 2022, which will take place on June 2-5, 2022 in Vilnius. “The Roop” will perform their song “Discoteque” in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in

The National LGBT rights organization LGL has released a video urging to consider the needs of LGBT children during COVID-19 restrictions. During the difficult period of the COVID-19 restrictions, LGBT children face emotional health challenges. Like all children, they feel isolated due to limited social contact. Children spend all their time at home, studying remotely

IT courses organized by the National LGBT rights organization LGL are ongoing and it will help young people under the age of 29 who are not studying and cannot find a job for a long period of time to find employment in the IT sector. The courses are implemented as part of the project “Direction Employment”,

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In January, IT courses organized by the National LGBT rights organization LGL started, which will help young people under the age of 29 who are not studying and cannot find a job for a long period of time to find employment in the IT sector. The courses are implemented as part of the project “Direction Employment”,

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Season’s Greetings from LGL!

2020 was a year of many challenges and inspiring victories for the National LGBT rights organization LGL. Thanks to your encouragement and support, LGL was able to take many important steps aimed at improving the LGBT human rights situation in Lithuania. This year, LGL has implemented a number of successful projects. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic,

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On 10 December, in commemoration of the Human Rights Day, LGL hosted a discussion “Bullying Suffered by LGBT Children and Adolescents and the Possibilities Provided by Emotional Support Platforms and Helplines” during the National Human Rights Forum. During the discussion LGL presented its emotional support platform for LGBT children and youth, their parents and teachers. Eglė

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LGL Representatives Met with Partners in Norway

On September 24-27, representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL visited Norway, where they attended meetings with representatives of various Oslo institutions and non-governmental organizations. LGL representatives met with Rowena B. Teodocio, Head of the Diversity and Integration Division of the Social and Welfare Services Agency of Oslo, Ole Prin-Sand from Oslo Pride Art,

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LGL Launched an Emotional Support Platform for LGBT Students who Face Bullying

On 1st September, 2020 the National LGBT rights organization LGL launched an emotional support platform for LGBT students who face bullying. The platform was launched on the National day of Science and Knowledge and is also useful for teachers and parents. “On the occasion of the National Day of Science and Knowledge, it is especially