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

Game nights at LGL!

In the evening of the February 4th, the  first games evening in 2016 took place at LGL’s community center. The participants split up into smaller groups to play their favored game – starting from the well-known “Monopoly” to the rather unknown “Dixit.” During this meeting the participants did not only play and chat while having

LGL is a member organisation of IGLYO and one of the most stable and mature organizations within the civic sector in the country as it was on December 1993. The main principle that characterizes the activities of the association is that of independence from any political or financial interests, with the aim of attaining effective social inclusion

Activate your inner rainbow!

In February young people from eight European countries will travel to the Netherlands to exchange and gain knowledge and skills on LGBTQIA+ rights, history, culture, issues and needs in their countries. LGL’s volunteer Justė Miliauskaitė will lead the group from Lithuania. Justė and the other group leaders met to prepare the youth exchange. Here is

Eurovision star V. Baumila performed at LGL‘s party

After 22 years of work, the National LGBT* rights organization LGL seems to know well how to bring the LGBT* community together and how to party. Even though officially LGL turned 22 on the 3rd of December, 2015 its birthday party took place just this month – for a special reason: LGL did not just

On January 8th, 2016 the National LGBT* rights organization LGL visited the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman’s Office of the Republic of Lithuania to host a training “Protection against Discrimination on the Grounds of Gender Identity and Gender Expression: Luxury or Necessity?” for the Office’s lawyers and staff. During the training in the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman’s Office

On December 11th-13th, 2015 two representatives of the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL, namely – the Executive Director Vladimir Simonko and the Policy Coordinator (Human Rights) Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius – participated in an international conference on domestic and dating violence against LBT* women in Brescia (Italy). The conference “Investigating Domestic and Dating Violence against Women”,

LGBT Centre Held a Training by TGEU on TRANS* Specific Health Care

On December 10th, 2015 the experts from TGEU – Transgender Europe conducted a capacity building training for the representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL and other interested civil society organizations with the view of increasing their capacities in advocating for quick, accessible and transparent TRANS* specific health care. During the training TGEU’s Health

On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, the members of the National Equality and Diversity Forum (NEDF) invited to the seminar-discussion “Human Rights in Lithuania. NGOs’ Perspective”, which took place on December 9th, 2015 at 2:00-4:30 PM at the premises of the Embassy of Finland. In the course of the seminar-discussion the representatives

On 10th December, 2015 the National LGBT* rights organization LGL addressed the members of the Lithuanian Parliament regarding the effective implementation of the human rights standards for transgender individuals. In its formal address on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day LGL seeks to draw the attention of the lawmakers that the absence of

LGL invited to the Launch of #TRANS_LT Videos and Exhibition “TRANZ”

On the 8th December, 2015 the National LGBT Rights Organization LGL, in cooperation with the movie director Romas Zabarauskas, artists ARCANA FEMINA photography and Shaltmira and the art space 5 MALŪNAI invited to an unique event “#TRANS_LT: Launch of Videos and Exhibition “TRANZ”. In the course of the evening the first social videos with the

The National LGBT* rights organization LGL proudly presents the social videos of its ongoing social campaign #TRANS_LT, aimed at increasing the visibility of transgender people in Lithuanian society. The social videos, filmed by a creative team of LGL and local movie director Romas Zabarauskas, feature the members of the local trans* community sharing the challenges