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Join us for the Baltic Pride 2019 March For Equality on 8 June!

Baltic Pride March For Equality will take place in Vilnius in just 22 days! Join the Baltic Pride March for yourself, for your loved ones, for those who cannot participate. Let’s celebrate love and inclusion. We are family! Dance till the sun comes up at the Baltic Pride 2019 Closing Party, enjoy the music and

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LGL Sent a Leaflet about Hate Speech to Residents of Major Lithuanian Cities

National LGBT Rights Organization LGL has published a leaflet against hate speech „Hate is Not a Family Value“. On 14-18 May, 2019 10 000 copies of the leaflet were sent out to the citizens of 5 biggest Lithuanian cities: Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Panevėžys and Šiauliai.  It is hoped, that this leaflet will serve as a

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Due to the upcoming “Baltic Pride” 2019 festival, we visited the Embassy of Sweden located in the very heart of Vilnius and had a meeting with the Ambassador of Sweden to Lithuania, H. E. Maria Christina Lundqvist. Ambassador kindly agreed to share the recipe for Swedish leadership in the field of human rights and tried

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At the end of 2018, the biographical film “Bohemian Rapsody” became a hit all over the world. In preparations for the Baltic Pride 2019 festival, Dexter Fletcher, director of the film “Rocketman”, based on the life of the music legend Elton John, gives an exclusive interview about why openness about sexual orientation in Hollywood has

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A Communications Specialist, Dovilė Filmanavičiūtė, also known by her stage name Miss Sheep, has recorded a video greeting, inviting everyone to the Baltic Pride March for Equality in Vilnius on June 8th. For D. Filmanavičiūtė, the march that will take place on June 8th in Gediminas Avenue in Vilnius is „a wonderful opportunity, a wonderful

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„Baltic Pride“ 2019 Festival Motto: „We are Family“

Reacting to opinions expressed by certain leading candidates towards same-sex marriage and civil partnership in Lithuanian Republic president debates, the National LGBT rights organization LGL, organizer of the “Baltic Pride“ 2019, announced upcoming events motto: „We are family“. According to Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director of the National LGBT rights organization, certain presidential candidates’ statements demonstrated

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Lithuanian Opera Director Invites you to Attend the “Baltic Pride“ 2019 March

Lithuanian and British theater and opera director, Dalia Ibelhauptaitė, has recorded a video greeting which invites to participate in the “Baltic Pride“ 2019 march taking place on June 8th in Vilnius. In the video the opera innovator highlights why it is important to attend the “Baltic Pride“ march, thus expressing support for the LGBT community

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Intolerance and societal discrimination remained persistent in Lithuania during the last year, according to the annual report of the U.S. Department of State. Regarding the freedom of expression and freedom of press, the report continues to mention that it is illegal to publish material that is “detrimental to minors’ bodies or thought processes” or that

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Sir Ian McKellen invites you to the Baltic Pride 2019 in Vilnius

Sir Ian McKellen (79), a British veteran actor and an LGBT human rights activist, recorded a video greeting inviting everyone to join the Baltic Pride March For Equality in Vilnius on June 8th. In his video, „The Lord of the Rings“ and „The Hobbit“ star emphasizes the political significance of the Baltic Pride 2019 march

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First Direction Employment Meeting Takes Place in Sofia

On February 14-15th, 2019 the first meeting between partners in the project Direction Employment took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. During the meeting, partners from Bulgaria, Italy, Portugal, Ireland and Lithuania discussed future project activities. The project will seek to create a new educational model to combat unemployment among youth, utilizing progressive methods and interactive practices

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LGL launches two initiatives to reduce LGBT-motivated hate crimes in Lithuania

1 in 4 Lithuanians disagree that gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people should be free to live their own life as they wish. The National LGBT rights organization LGL, based in Lithuania, announces the initiatives “Hatred is not a Family Value” and “Identify and Report”. Through a series of public events planned for the coming months,

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Countering illegal hate speech online – EU Code of Conduct ensures swift response

The fourth evaluation on the EU Code of Conduct shows that this Commission initiative delivers successful results. IT companies are now assessing 89% of flagged content within 24 hours and 72% of the content deemed to be illegal hate speech is removed, compared to 40% and 28% respectively when the Code was first launched in