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4 LGBT themed movie screenings took place during the Baltic Pride festival in Vilnius from 6th to 8th of June. Movie screenings were organized by In Corpore, the organizers of Vilnius Queer Festival Kreivės, and featured an extremely diverse line-up of films focused on LGBTQI life and community. Entrance was free, with a donation of

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The March for Equality, which took place on June 8th in Vilnius this year, is both a celebration of who we are as well as a protest demanding equality for members of the LGBT community. This year’s slogan was “We Are Family”. Baltic Pride only comes to Vilnius once every three years, and this was

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Spectacular Pride Voices Gala event at the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre

On the evening of June 7th, the National LGBT rights organization LGL invited friends and sponsors of the “Baltic Pride 2019” to gather and celebrate diversity and equality in an exclusive “Pride Voices Gala” event held at the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre. This event provided a unique opportunity to hear the stories of LGBT community

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Discussion about hate crimes with police officers from Sweden

On June 7th, a Hate Crimes Workshop with police officers from Sweden and Lithuania took place at Pride House. How do we combat hate crimes? Why is it necessary to report hate crimes directed against LGBT community? How are sensitivity trainings on LGBT issues useful to police officers? Why is it important for officers to speak openly

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On June 6th, the Ambassador of Norway H.E. Mr. Karsten Klepsvik and the Executive Director of Association LGL Vladimir Simonko invited distinguished guests and friends of Baltic Pride to a reception for the Official Opening of the Baltic Pride 2019. © Augustas Didžgalvis photos

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On June 6th, the one-day International Human Rights Conference took place in the Tolerance Center of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. It constituted a vital and prestigious part of the Baltic Pride festival 2019. The aim of the event was to invite local and international speakers to discuss the event’s topics and for participants

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Pride House opens with an impressive programme for the LGBT community

From June 4th to 9th, during the Baltic Pride festival, the jazz bar “Paviljonas” will become a space for the LGBT community – Pride House. Throughout the week, various LGBT community events – lectures, discussions, workshops, concerts – will take place. The lively Baltic Pride week started with the official Pride House opening on June 4th.

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On 20th-24th May, 2019 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, took part at the XVII World Congress on the Future of Education, organized by the World Council of Comparative Education Societies in Riviera Maya (Mexico). Commucations Manager of LGL presented the good practices of carrying out the school climate survey

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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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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)