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The Winners Received the National Equality and Diversity Awards

On the 26th of April, 2022 the National Equality and Diversity Awards were presented at a solemn ceremony at the National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. The most important human rights awards in Lithuania are given for merits in the fields of gender equality, dialogue between nations, LGBTI+ equality, age, disability,

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On 21 March, 2022 a peaceful protest near the Lithuanian Parliament in support for same-sex partnership and LGBT equality, initiated by actress Elžbieta Latėnaitė, was held. A crowd of LGBT persons and their allies called for the Law on Partnership not to be removed from the agenda of the Parliament. “I hope that some politicians

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Baltic Pride 2022: Unprecedented Support from Diplomatic Representations in Lithuania

On 27 October, 2021 the National LGBT rights organization LGL in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Lithuania hosted a meeting on the preparations for the upcoming Baltic Pride 2022 festival. The meeting was attended by unprecedented number of representatives of LGBT-friendly diplomatic representations in Lithuania and Vilnius City Municipality. The meeting at the

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A Support Campaign for Mother of LGBT Person Held at the Presidential Palace

On October 25, 2021 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL participated in a support campaign for a mother of LGBT person Rasa Račienė. Last week, Ms. Račienė, the mother of LGBT person, issued a public letter addressing President Nausėda. Following the letter, the President invited Ms. Račienė to a meeting to discuss pressing

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Study Visit in Oslo: Acquaintance with Good Practices in Norway

On October 6-9, 2021 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized a study visit to Oslo for the partners of the project “Mainstreaming equal opportunities in twin cities (Vilnius-Oslo)”, during which meetings with various Norwegian organizations were organized. The study visit was participated by a delegation from Lithuania: representatives of LGL, Lithuanian Diversity Charter Association

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On September 29, 2021 the Swedish Embassy in Vilnius invited the participants of the conference “Family Protection and Diversity in a Democratic Society: Problems and Perspectives” to a reception at the embassy. LGL would like to kindly thank the Embassy of Sweden for hosting a wonderful event. © Augustas Didžgalvis

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On September 29, 2021 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized an international conference “Family Protection and Diversity in a Democratic Society: Problems and Perspectives” at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania. The conference addressed the legal and social issues of family diversity and the recognition of LGBTIQ family rights, as well

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On 2-3 September, 2021 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL participated in the final conference and partner meeting of the international project “DIVERSITY-CHILDHOOD: Changing social attitudes towards gender diversity in children across Europe”. The conference was part of the project “DIVERSITY-CHILDHOOD: Changing social attitudes towards gender diversity in children across Europe”, which is

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On 28 August, 2021 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communication Manager at the National LGBT Rights Organization LGL, gave a presentation on “The Situation, Needs and Emotional Health of LGBT + Young People in Lithuania during the COVID-19 Pandemic” at the LGBT+ Conference “Colors” organized in Klaipeda for the prevention of bullying. During the presentation, the LGL Communication

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On 17-20 August, 2021 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL participated in the human rights conference program and networking meetings of the WorldPride and EuroGames festival in Copenhagen. Participation in the human rights conference program and networking meetings of the WorldPride and EuroGames festival in Copenhagen is part of the project “Enhancing Nordic-Baltic

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LGL Commemorates IDAHOT Together with its Allies at the Embassy of Sweden

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) was commemorated at an event organized by the National LGBT rights organization LGL together with the Embassy of Sweden in the courtyard of the Embassy in Vilnius on 17 May, 2021. The event was attended by LGBT rights activists, LGBT-friendly diplomatic missions, socially responsible business, media

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LGL Representatives Met with Partners in Norway

On September 24-27, representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL visited Norway, where they attended meetings with representatives of various Oslo institutions and non-governmental organizations. LGL representatives met with Rowena B. Teodocio, Head of the Diversity and Integration Division of the Social and Welfare Services Agency of Oslo, Ole Prin-Sand from Oslo Pride Art,