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On 27-28 June, 2022 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL participated at the kick-off meeting of the project COUNTER HATE in Piraeus (Greece). During the meeting LGL Project Manager Monika Antanaitytė and LGL Communication Manager Eglė Kuktoraitė introduced the project partners with the legal background against hate crimes and hate speech in Lithuania.

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Baltic Pride 2022: „Firebird“ Premiere in Lithuania

On the 5th of June, 2022 a screening of the film FireBird and a meeting with the director Peeter Rebane took place during the Baltic Pride 2022 festival at the Pasaka cinema. “Firebird” was screened for the first time in Lithuania. The Q&A session was moderated by film director Romas Zabarauskas. Thank you to the

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On the 4th of June, 2022 the Baltic Pride 2022 March for Equality and Peace and Proud Cities Concert took place in Vilnius. More than 10 000 participants from Lithuania and abroad took part in the March in the central street of Vilnius. Vilnius hosted the Baltic Pride for the fifth time. The march began at

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Baltic Pride 2022: Pride Voices and Rainbow Carpet

On 2nd of June, 2022 Kablys + Kultūra hosted the Baltic Pride 2022 theatrical event Pride Voices with the participation of music performer Jazzu, Minister of Economy and Innovation Aušrinė Armonaitė, performer Lolita Zero, guest from Canada Colin Ratushniak. The event was hosted by Agnė Grigaliūnienė. The speakers shared open, sincere, and community-friendly stories about

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Baltic Pride 2022 Festival Launched during a Rainbow Bus Trip in Vilnius

On 31st of May, 2022 the Baltic Pride 2022 festival was opened during a colorful Rainbow Bus trip in Vilnius. Representatives of the LGBT community on the colorful music bus visited the sponsors and friends of the Baltic Pride 2022 festival, spread positive atmosphere, and invited Vilnius residents and guests to participate at the Baltic

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On 17-19 May, 2022 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in a meeting at the “Google” and “Linkedin” headquarters in Dublin (Ireland), 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 speech on

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An Exclusive Free Magazine Launched for the Upcoming Baltic Pride 2022

On the occasion of the Baltic Pride 2022, 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 exclusive Baltic Pride magazine features interviews with cover couple Naglis Bierancas and Lukas Gricius, Vilnius

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In the run-up to Vilnius’ traditional Baltic Pride festival, which is returning to Lithuania’s capital this 1-5 June, Vladimir Simonko, head of the national LGBT+ rights organisation LGL that organises the festival, tells us what residents of Vilnius and visitors can expect during Baltic Pride 2022. LGL’s leader also reveals why Vilnius holds a special

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On April 19-20, 2022 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communication Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in the kick-off partner meeting of the project “Colourful Childhoods”, which took place in Sofia (Bulgaria). „Colourful Childhoods“ focuses on violence against LGBTIQ children in vulnerable contexts. Colourful Childhoods aims at preventing and combating all forms of violence against

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Representatives of LGL Participated in the CHOICE Project Conference in Athens

On March 29-30, 2022 representatives of the National LGBT Rights Organization LGL participated in the final partners’ meeting and conference of the project “CHOICE: Promoting School Environments Inclusive of Diversity based on SOGI” held in Athens (Greece). The project conference presented the successful activities of the project, including workshops for educators and parents and an

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Free Mobile App Launched for the Baltic Pride 2022

The organizers of the “Baltic Pride” 2022, National LGBT rights organization LGL, launched a new mobile application dedicated to the festival, which will be held in Vilnius from 1st to 5th of June. The app is designed to help festival participants to learn about all events, get to know speakers and performers and interact with other participants.

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LGBTI Human Rights in 2021: Hostile Rhetoric, Hatred, and Community Resilience

The international LGBTI rights association ILGA-Europe has published a review of 2021, which reveals the situation of LGBTI rights in Europe and Central Asia. The publication reviews legal, political and social developments in 54 countries and 4 European institutions, revealing key trends in LGBTI human rights. On the one hand, the year 2021 was marked