LGL’s 30th Anniversary Celebrated in the SOHO club

Along with the first day of winter, LGL celebrated its 30th anniversary and invited to celebrate it together at the SOHO club. Friday night was hot not only because of DJ Ptychka, who came to the DJ booth especially on the occasion of LGL birthday, but also a special guest from sunny Brazil – Favela

Authorities and NGOs Discussed the Needs for a National LGBTIQ Plan

On 30 October 2023  Lithuanian Gay League together with the Seimas Ombudspersons’ Office organised an inter-institutional roundtable discussion on the implementation of the EU LGBTIQ Equality Strategy and the needs for a national LGBTIQ Human Rights Plan, which was attended by more than 20 representatives from ministries, the Office of the Ombudsman for Equality of

LGL Organized a Conference on Bullying Prevention

On 7 November 2023 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized an international conference for the project “Nothing About Us Without Us: Empowering LGBT youth in the fight against bullying”. During the international conference, data from a survey of Lithuanian students and a research report was presented. The experience of the partner organizations implementing the

LGL Executive Director Participated in ILGA-Europe Annual Conference

On 25-28 October 2023 Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director of the National LGBT rights organisation LGL, participated in the ILGA-Europe Annual Conference under the theme of “Rising to the moment”. It was organised in close cooperation with the local host organisations: Legebitra, Ljubljana Pride, ŠKUC, and TransAkcija. There were 450+ activists and allies in attendance in

LGL Representative Participated in the Final Colourful Childhoods Conference

On 27 October 2023 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in the 1st International Conference on LGBTIQ Children and Adolescents “The Importance of Listening” for the project Colourful Childhoods, organised in Madrid. Specialists working with LGBTIQ children came together to discuss possibilities to improve the situation of LGBTIQ children

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

On 19-23 October, 2023 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 Podgorica (Montenegro). During the annual “IGLYO” conference, members of the organization had an opportunity to discuss the future goals for “IGLYO”, admit new members, participate

LGBTI Protesters in Vilnius Harassed by Marginal Groups, Police do not Intervene

A protest, aiming to support the proposal of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania to repeal the provision of the Lithuanian Law on the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information as well as to highlight the need for inclusive education, was scheduled by the National LGBT rights organization LGL

Vilnius Pride took place on the 1st of July, Mayor participated at the event

Thousands of LGBTIQ community members and its allies marched in a successful Vilnius Pride event which took place on the 1st of July. Newly elected Vilnius Mayor Valdas Benkunskas also joined the Pride march this year. According to the organizers of the event, “LGBTQ+ people in Lithuania are still being used as political tools –

On 29 of June 2023, Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director of the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in a discussion on LGBTIQ rights ahead of the 2024 elections, organized at the European Parliament in Brussels. What has the LGBTIQ Equality Strategy changed in practice? What issues were advanced, and which still need to be addressed?

LGL Executive Director Participated at the CoE Parliamentary Assembly Hearing

On 22 June 2023 Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated at Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination joint hearing with the Parliamentary Platform for the rights of LGBTI people in Europe in Strasbourg, France. The Executive Director of LGL gave a presentation on attempts to

LGL took part in the Baltic Pride 2023 in Tallinn

On 8-10 June 2023 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL participated in the Baltic Pride 2023 festival in Tallinn, Estonia. Representatives of LGL took part in the Rainbow Heroes gala, the international conference “A diverse environment, a safer Estonia!” and, of course, the Baltic Pride March. On 9 June LGL Executive Director Vladimir

LGL Team Participated in the IDAHOT Forum in Reykjavik

On 8-12 May 2023 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL visited Reykjavik (Iceland), where they had a chance to participate in meetings with representatives of the “Samtökin ’78” and attend the international IDAHOT forum. On 9 May LGL representatives attended Samtokin78’s 45th birthday party, where they had the opportunity to meet Iceland’s Minister