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Vilnius Rainbow Crosswalk Repainted for the Upcoming Baltic Pride 2019 Festival

Today, the rainbow crosswalk in front of the National LGBT Rights Organization LGL’s office in Vilnius received a new coat of paint in preparation for Baltic Pride 2019. “With Baltic Pride 2019 coming up, we’re pleased to have had the opportunity to brighten up our weathered rainbow crosswalk. During the festival, the square attached to

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On 21st-22nd March, 2019 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated at a peer-to-peer round table on policies to address SOGIESC-based violence in the education sector, held in Council of Europe field office in Venice. The event aimed at launching the Council of Europe report (produced in partnership with UNESCO)

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LGL Hosts Finnish LGBTI Organization Seta

From February 17th to 18th, 2019, National LGBT Rights Organization LGL hosted a meeting with Finnish LGBTI organization Seta, its partner in the project Rainbow Rights: Promoting LGBTI Equality in Europe. During the meeting, representatives of the organizations discussed the challenges of ageism in the LGBT community, and shared best practices for solving this problem.

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LGL Representative Participated in a Meeting at “Twitter” Headquarters in Dublin

On January 21, 2019, Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in a meeting at the “Twitter” headquarters in Dublin (Ireland), attended by the representatives of the European Commission, social networks and European NGOs. During the meeting the representatives of “Google+”, “Facebook”, “Instagram”, “Twitter” and “Youtube” discussed the results of

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“Speak Out” Project Kick-off Meeting Held in Vilnius

On January 17-19, 2019 the National LGBT rights organization LGL, together with its partner “Cavaria” (Belgium) organized a kick-off meeting for the project “Speak Out” in Vilnius. “Speak Out” project aims to alleviate the problem of underreporting of anti-LGBT hate crime and hate speech by creating sustainable change. By raising awareness and equipping LGBT individuals

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ETHOS Project Interim Meeting Held in Vilnius

On 3rd-4th December, 2018 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized an interim meeting for the project “Eliminating Transphobic, Homobophic and Biphobic Stereotypes through Better Media Representation (E.T.HO.S.)”. During the meeting the project partners discussed the next steps towards implementing the upcoming activities of the project and agreed on communication guidelines. On 3rd December, 2018

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Hate crime training for police officers took place in Kaunas

On November 8 2018, National LGBT* rights organization LGL organized a training for law enforcement officers in Kaunas, led by the Deputy Head of the Mainstream division of the Lithuanian Police Academy Vilius Velička and an expert on victomology Aliona Palujanova. Furthermore, the participants had a chance to meet an investigator within the Democracy and

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Human Rights Discourse in Public Sphere: Effective Response to Hate Speech in Media

On October 19, 2018, the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized a unique international seminar where participating researchers, experts and public opinion leaders had the opportunity to discuss the main challenges faced by human rights activists in Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine. During the seminar, participants discussed the impact of hate speech, propaganda and other forms

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LGL Representatives Participated in the 22nd ILGA-Europe Annual Conference

On 24th-27th October, 2018 the representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL participated the 22nd ILGA-Europe annual conference. This year the theme of the conference was “Politics for Change: From Words into Action”. During the conference the changes to the Constitution of ILGA-Europe were officially approved. The conference also included elections of new ILGA-Europe

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LGL Representative Participated in the Annual “IGLYO” Conference in Edinburgh

On October 4-7, 2018 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Coordinator of National LGBT* rights organization LGL, participated in the annual conference organized by the international LGBTI youth and student organization “IGLYO” in Edinburgh (United Kingdom). During the annual “IGLYO” conference, members of the organization had an opportunity to discuss the future goals for “IGLYO”, admit new members,

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LGL Representative Participated in a Meeting at European Commission Headquarters

On 26th September, 2018 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Coordinator of the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in a meeting at the European Commission Headquarters in Brussels (Belgium), attended by the representatives of the European Commission, social networks and NGOs. During the meeting the representatives of Google+, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Youtube discussed the upcoming

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LGL Representatives Participated in an NGO Exchange Programme in Helsinki

On 20th-24th August, 2018 the representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL participated in an NGO exchange programme in Helsinki (Finland). During the exchange week, LGL’s communication coordinator Eglė Kuktoraitė and LGL member and volunteer Nadežda Petruchina learned about the activities of the local LGBTI organization Seta and participated in meetings with representatives of