Baltic Pride 2022 Recipe for Success: Togetherness and Solidarity

The Baltic Pride 2022 festival, held in June 2022, was notable for a record number of participants. On June 4 the March for Equality and Peace and the Proud Cities concert in Vilnius attracted up to 20,000 Vilnius residents and city guests. We asked the festival organizers and partners what led to the success of

Report on Hate Speech and Euroscepticism Shows Little Progress on LGBTI rights

In September, 2022 the Human Rights Monitoring Institute in Vilnius published a national report on Hate speech and Euroscepticism. The study was conducted among young people (16-25) over 10 years, from 2010 till 2020, with some events from 2021 included. Here are some main findings concerning the LGBTI issues: Indeed, the report shows a social

LGL Volunteer Participated in the Annual “IGLYO” Conference in Brussels

On 13-17 October, 2022 Violeta Tamelytė, volunteer of the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in the annual conference organized by the international LGBTI youth and student organization “IGLYO” in Brussels. During the annual “IGLYO” conference, members of the organization had an opportunity to discuss the future goals for “IGLYO”, admit new members, participate in

From 26th to 27th, 2022 Lithuanian lawyers Monika Antanaitytė and attorney-at-law Aivaras Žilvinskas met with the legal experts of the organization Deystvie (Bulgaria) in Bucharest (Romania). The latter are representing applicants in the principal case Baby Sara (European Court of Justice judgement in case No C-490/20) which concerns the recognition of the family rights of LGBTIQ

US Ambassador Visited LGBT Community Centre

On 29th of September, 2022 the National LGBT rights organization LGL was delighted to welcome H.E. Ambassador of the United States of America to Lithuania Mr. Robert. L Gilchrist and the Public Affairs Officer at the US Embassy in Vilnius, Mr. Drewry Philip. Both guests are supportive of the LGBTQI+ community and wish to see,

Representatives of the Flemish Parliament visited LGL office

On the 22nd of September the Commission of Foreign Affairs of the Flemish Parliament visited LGL office. The National LGBT rights organization LGL took an opportunity to thank the Flemish people for their support for the Baltic Pride 2022 in Vilnius. Flanders is an historical support of LGL as its cooperation with the association started

International data show that every third pupil in Lithuania falls victim to bullying. This issue was discussed on the 7th of September 2022 at the Conference of the Parliament’s Human Rights Committee. However, since surveys on the bullying issue are not conducted in schools, and therefore, the need for the according data is not met,

Calling all intersex* persons and parents of intersex persons in the EU!

The European Commission wants to hear from you to understand the socio-economic position of intersex people* in society and the correlation between inclusive legislative, medical, and other policy measures relating to intersex people and their wellbeing.  We are hoping to explore experiences of growing up, the healthcare system, education, employment, and later life among other

Western Union has been supporting and participating in the LGBTQ+ community festival Baltic Pride for several years. Sergej Sidorov, Leader of Western Union in Lithuania, says that he is proud of the company’s culture, which encourages collaboration between representatives of various nations and cultures. Adrian Muller, Global Sanctions Advisory Group Leader, and Western Union Lithuania

On 1-5 June 2022 the Baltic Pride 2022 festival took place in Vilnius. The festival provided Lithuanian and Norwegian partners to explore new cooperation opportunities, share and establish new best practices. The organizer of the Baltic Pride 2022, the National LGBT rights organization LGL together with partners Oslo City Municipality, Vilnius City Municipality and Lithuanian

Swedbank in Lithuania has been implementing and contributing to various initiatives promoting equality and diversity for many years. The LGBT community festival Baltic Pride held in Vilnius this year is no exception. Simona Lėverienė, head of Swedbank’s Career Center and Board Member of the Lithuanian Diversity Charter, says that organizations promoting diversity reflect a more

In collaboration with The Bęc Zmiana Foundation, Polar Rainbow, the AR sculpture from Latvian-British artist Kristaps Ancāns will be visible starting July 1st, 2022 from the Warsaw Meridian in Theatre Square in the Polish capital, and globally, across locations on the 21E meridian line. The project is curated by Corina L. Apostol (Tallinn Art Hall)