LGL is searching for a new EVS volunteer!

Are you fired up for human rights and want to gain experience in LGBT* activism? Do you want to figure out what does Lithuania means? This call is just for you! We have an approved EVS project and looking for a volunteer, who can start volunteering in July 2016.

Workshop regarding the asexuality took place in LGL`s community center

As there was the Demisexuality Awareness Day on May 4th and the Ace Visibility Day on May 8th, LGL`s EVS volunteers prepared the special workshop to point out also on the specific issues regarding the asexuality. The workshop was called “It`s not all about the sex!” After short introduction game we divided into three groups

“Baltic Pride” 2016 Crowd Funding Campaign: Thank You for Support!

Thanks to your encouragement and support the Baltic Pride 2016 crowdfunding campaign, launched on March 8th, 2016, has reached a wonderful success. All collected proceeds will be dedicated to the implementation of the Baltic Pride 2016 activities. Every donation will make a difference! We organized the crowd funding campaign in order to promote the fundraising

We have raised LGL`s roof!

On Thursday, 21th April, our LGBT* community centre held the dancing workshop called Shake it out! with the undertitle Show us how you dance! There was enough space for everyone, even for those who didn`t feel like dancing. But later some of them joined, too. Apparently, because we have had so amazing teachers! A bunch

The first first „Active Rainbow“ workshop was held at LGBT Centre

Volunteers of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL invited to participate in the first „Active Rainbow“ workshop, which took place on the 30th March, 2016 in LGBT Centre. The participants of the event, organized by LGL volunteers, were taught to identify their own personal strengths and weaknesses and to recognize discrimination experienced by vulnerable groups

On 4th of April, 2016 the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBTI Rights addressed the European Comission urging to spead up the investigation regarding LGL’s appeal under the EU Directive Infringement Process. The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBTI Rights requests a report on European Comission’s findings regarding the compatibility of the Lithuanian law on the ‘Protection

Let’s talk about language, baby – Non-binary in Lithuania

Yesterday evening our Vilnius LGBT* centre hosted an event concurrently with the Transgender Day of Visibility to match problems that the non-binary group faces on a daily basis. Discussing about genderqueer people was yet not the main point of the gathering: trying to find solutions was. Since 2010, the LGBT* community dedicates the 31st of

“Baltic Pride” 2016 needs your support!

The Baltic Pride 2016 crowdfunding campaign, launched on March 8th, 2016, has reached 21 percent of its $15,000 goal. $3,085 has been raised by 34 donors. The Baltic Pride 2016 crowdfunding campaign still needs to collect $11,925 in order to reach our goal to raise $15,000 needed for the upcoming Baltic Pride 2016 festival. We

On the 22d March, 2016 Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius, Policy Coordinator (Human Rights) of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, participated in a Lithuanian TV Show “It is What it is” (Lith. Yra kaip yra) about the situation of transgender persons in Lithuania. During the TV show LGL’s Policy Coordinator (Human Rights) stressed the need to

Parliament demands inclusion LGBTI people in gender mainstreaming activities

In a key report voted yesterday on Gender mainstreaming in the work of the European Parliament, the European Parliament made a strong call to include “the rights, perspectives and well-being of LGBTIQ people” in all gender mainstreaming* activities. An attempt by a group of right-wing MEPs to replace the whole resolution by an alternative resolution

Embassies and NGOs to cooperate on the Baltic Pride 2016

On February 25th, 2016 the representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, association “In corpore”, Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights and 14 foreign ambassadors in Lithuania participated in a meeting as far as preparations for the Baltic Pride 2016 festival in Vilnius are concerned. The meeting was hosted in the Netherlands Embassy in Vilnius.

Representatives of the U.S. Department of State visited LGL

On 11th of February, 2015 in cooperation with the US Embassy in Vilnius, the LGBT* Centre of the national LGBT* organization LGL was visited by Rob Berschinski, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, and Erin M Spitzer, the Program Officer of the U.S. Department