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In November 1989, Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director of the National LGBT rights organization LGL, visited East Berlin for the third time at the invitation of his friends. On November 9, 1989, he accidentally became a witness of the fall of the Berlin Wall and visited West Berlin for the first time. As the thirtieth anniversary

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Training on LGBT Sensitivity for Professional Journalists Organized in LRT Headquarters

On 5th September, 2019 the National LGBT organization LGL held an LGBT sensitivity training for the employees of the Lithuanian National Radio and Television. By organizing this training, LGL aimed to raise the awareness of professional journalists in fighting the phenomenon of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the mass media. During the training, journalists were

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On 22nd August, 2019 the National LGBT organization LGL held an LGBT sensitivity training for the employees of the main Lithuanian magazine “Žmonės” and news portal Žmonės.lt. By organizing this training, LGL aimed to raise the awareness of professional journalists in fighting the phenomenon of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the mass media. During the

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The fourth Baltic Pride in Vilnius this year coincided with the 10th anniversary of the Baltic Pride in the Baltic States. Since 2010, when the LGBT community march was first organized in Vilnius, the event has changed beyond recognition. Why and how activists came up with the idea of organizing an LGBT community march every

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On 5th July, 2019 the National LGBT organization LGL held an LGBT sensitivity training for the employees of the main Lithuanian news portal 15min.lt. By organizing this training, LGL aimed to raise the awareness of professional journalists in fighting the phenomenon of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in mass media. During the training, journalists were familiarized

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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 Baltic Pride 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

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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