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On 1st July, 2020 the National LGBT rights organization LGL together with the Swedish organization Friends organized an online seminar for volunteers of LGL‘s emotional support platform. During the seminar, Henrik Karlsson, Research and Development Manager at Friends, presented LGL‘s volunteers’ the best practices in dealing with bullying. Friends’ research and development manager Henrik Karlsson

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LGL commemorated the Pride Month together with the Swedish Ambassador

National LGBT rights organization LGL commemorated Pride Month together with the champion of human rights H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Ms. Maria Christina Lundqvist who is going to finish her assignment in Lithuania soon after four intense and fruitful years. Swedish Embassy supported the Pride Voices Gala event which took place in June, 2019 which was

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LGL Celebrated IDAHOT with a Social Media Campaign

This year due to global COVID-19 pandemic, the National LGBT rights organization LGL implemented a social media campaign to celebrate the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) online. From 7 to 17 May, 2020 LGL posted visuals including messages dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Baltic Pride in Vilnius and IDAHOT on Facebook,

Annual Report

LGL Annual Report for 2019 Now Available Online

The National LGBT rights organization LGL is proud to announce the annual report for 2019. Transparency and independence from any political or financial interests are one of the most important goals for our organization in order to achieve effective inclusion and social integration of local LGBT community. LGL’s annual report for 2019 comprehensively presents organization’s

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On December 10th, 2019, Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in a meeting on monitoring hate speech comments on social media in Paris (France), attended by the representatives of the European Commission, social networks and European NGOs. During the meeting, representatives from several European non-governmental organizations currently monitoring hate

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On Friday 13th of December 2019 the international conference “Combating homophobic, biphobic and transphobic stereotypes and prejudice by and through mainstream media” took place in the conference room of the Jurnalists’ Union of Daily Newspapers – ESIEA (Athens, Greece). The conference was organized by Colour Youth – Athens LGBTQ Youth Community, in co-operation with ΚΜΟP

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LGL met with Representatives of the Lithuanian Police

On 17th October, 2019 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL had a meeting with representatives of the Vilnius County Police Headquarters. During the meeting, issues of hate crime and hate speech against members of the LGBT community and opportunities for cooperation were discussed. LGL presented to the Lithuanian police representatives the results of

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Transgender Youth in Lithuania Face Overwhelming Challenges in Education and Employment

Absence of legal gender recognition and health care in Lithuania places transgender young people at serious risk when it comes to education and employment. Unable to change their gender in their legal documents, access health care and confronted with prevailing transphobic attitudes in the Lithuanian society, transgender individuals face a high degree of social marginalization

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On 22nd August, 2019 the National LGBT organization LGL held an LGBT sensitivity training for the employees of the main Lithuanian magazine “Žmonės” and news portal Žmonės.lt. By organizing this training, LGL aimed to raise the awareness of professional journalists in fighting the phenomenon of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the mass media. During the

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Moments from the Pride Voices Gala Captured in a Video by LGL

National LGBT rights organisation LGL presents a video capturing the moments from the unique Pride Voices Gala event, which took place in the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre on the 7th of June under the framework of the Baltic Pride 2019 festival. The creators of the video succeeded to capture the atmosphere and emotions of this

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On 25-26 July, 2019 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL participated in a kick-off meeting for the project “CHOICE: Promoting School Environments Inclusive of Diversity based on SOGI”, organized in Athens, Greece. During the meeting the partners from Greece, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Romania discussed the upcoming activities, goals, objectives, outputs and results of

LGL diskusija apie zmogaus teises su 15min zurnalistais

On 5th July, 2019 the National LGBT organization LGL held an LGBT sensitivity training for the employees of the main Lithuanian news portal 15min.lt. By organizing this training, LGL aimed to raise the awareness of professional journalists in fighting the phenomenon of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in mass media. During the training, journalists were familiarized