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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

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“Baltic Pride“ 2019 Magazine Published on LGL Website

On the occasion of the “Baltic Pride” 2019, the National LGBT rights organization LGL has released an exclusive free magazine featuring the stories of the stars of LGBT human rights movement as well as the program of the festival. The magazine is now available on LGL website. The exclusive “Baltic Pride” publication presents the interviews

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LGL Launched a Survey on Hate Speech Online

In June 2019 the national LGBT rights organization LGL, launched a survey of hate speech online incidents against LGBT people. The survey will be conducted in summer, 2019. With the popularity of social networking sites, every internet user has the right to freely express their thoughts on various issues. Many online portal commentators have moved

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Moments from the Baltic Pride March Captured in LGL Video

National LGBT Rights Organization LGL has released a video clip of the Baltic Pride 2019 March for Equality. On June 8th, 10,000 people took part in the Baltic Pride March “For Equality!”. The event was accompanied by a positive atmosphere, a feeling of freedom, unity and pride. The crowd walking in the center of Vilnius

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“Baltic Pride” Festival Comes to Vilnius on 4th-9th June

“Baltic Pride” 2019 is the largest LGBT community event with the participants of the LGBT community and supporters from Lithuania, the Baltic states, Europe and the entire world. This year the “Baltic Pride” will be held in Vilnius for the fourth time. Various LGBT-themed events await the visitors on 4th-9th June, such as the International

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On 20th-24th May, 2019 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, took part at the XVII World Congress on the Future of Education, organized by the World Council of Comparative Education Societies in Riviera Maya (Mexico). Commucations Manager of LGL presented the good practices of carrying out the school climate survey

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LGL’s Communications Coordinator Eglė Talks About LGBT Human Rights Activism

LGBT Allies are heterosexual people who work for the LGBT community. Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, is one of them. Working at LGL, she faces homophobia and hatred: companies refuse to rent cars, reservations at cafés suddenly “disappear” or office doors are set on fire. Hatred affected her personally