LGBT Centre Hosted Annual LGL Members Meeting

On September 24th, 2016 the LGBT* centre hosted an Annual LGL Member Meeting. Narrative and financial LGL reports for 2015 and other organizational questions were discussed during the Annual LGL Member Meeting. During the Annual LGL Member Meeting Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, presented activities and projects implemented in

Earlier this month National LGBT rights organization LGL, together with a team of experts conducted a series of trainings on homophobic and transphobic hate crimes to the students of the Lithuanian Police School.  Such trainings for the Lithuanian law enforcement that would exclusively deal with the victimization of LGBT* persons have been organized for the

Boardgame nights are back!

After the long break the boardgame nights are back in LGL community centre! First of them took place last Thursday, September 8th and we can not imagine better start of the autumn season in LGL. A lot of new faces, names on stickers, some chill-out music, cookies, tea and coffee and various board games –

Representatives of the U.S. Embasy in Vilnius visited LGL

On September 8th, 2016 the LGBT* Centre of the national LGBT* organization LGL was visited by the representatives of the U.S. Embasy in Vilnius: Ted Janis, Human Rights Officer, and Giedra Gurevičiūtė-Demereckienė, Political/Economic specialist. Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius, Policy Coordinator (Human Rights) of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, made ​​a presentation about the situation of

Baltic Pride Déjà vu Party: Win a Trip to Stockholm!

Community’s favorite “Pride House” will open its doors for one more evening. On the 24th of September, 2016 at 9:00 P.M., jazz bar “Paviljonas” will host the Baltic Pride Déjà vu party. During the party we will remember the colorful moments of Baltic Pride 2016 and have a good time together with lots of fun

Last month we experienced a great Drag workshop. This time we moved a bit forward, passing from the drag notions – more related to performance and entertainment, to the concept of “gender f**k” – more political and committed. Gender f**k is the specific strategy that you can conduct to subvert, disrupt or bend traditional gender

LGL presents “Baltic Pride” 2016 Photo Book

A special pre-sale of the “Baltic Pride” 2016 Photo Book has started in LGL Online Store. The tastefully packaged hardcover edition of the Baltic Pride 2016 Photo Book features 176 pages of unforgettable Augustas Didžgalvis photos for only 22 Euros! Order the “Baltic Pride” 2016 Photo Book  NOW. Could there be a better gift for

EVS volunteer Veronika supported LGBT* organization in Slovakia “Saplinq”

Our EVS volunteers are not volunteering just for equality of LGBT* people in Lithuania, but they stay in contact with their homeland LGBT* organizations and support them from abroad. Our current EVS volunteer Veronika from Slovakia is a good example of this practice. One of her learning goals on her EVS is to improve her

Drag workshop took place in LGL community center!

After plenty of serious workshops, it was time to do something “less professional”! The workshop started with a name game that permitted to put participants at their ease, and of course to know each other a bit. Then a power point presentation took place and two guys worked on it, indeed it was divided into

Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, still recalls the period when homosexual relations between men were considered a criminal act in Soviet Lithuania. In addition to these romantic memories of the sunny beaches of Palanga, there were also difficult changes during the first years of independence – this state of

LGL and Demetra: the collaboration is ready to culminate in the Pride House

In the last months, the Lithuanian Gay League had the pleasure to keep a great contact with the Association Demetra and is now taking it to the Baltic Pride 2016 community space, reserved for workshops, lectures and exhibitions! Celebrating the recent opening of the HIV Checkpoint together with LGL and other organizations and then involving

LGL Invites to an Exclusive Baltic Pride 2016 event “Pride Voices”

The National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL cordially invites to participate in the Baltic Pride 2016 cultural event “Pride Voices”, which will take place on June 16th, 2016 at 7.00 PM at the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theater. During the “Pride Voices” event internationally distinguished LGBT* people and allies will share their personal testimonies within the broader