On May 23, LGL moved its rainbow flags to Kaunas. Two events were organized in the second biggest city in Lithuania for our Rainbow Days 2014. First, Margarita Jankauskaitė, expert from the Center for Equality Advancement, gave a lecture on social construction of gender. She focused on some of the historical contexts in which gender
On May 22 the last event of the Rainbow Days 2014 in Vilnius took place. LGL volunteers, friends and supporters gathered in our office for the screening of Roma Boys, a movie by Czech director Rozálie Kohoutová on the diffuculties faced by Roma homosexuals in Czech Republic. After the movie, participants debated on the topic of
On 21 May 2014 LGL launched the Baltic Pride 2013 photo-album. LGL team and supporters attended the event that took place at the Contemporary Art Centre. Baltic Pride 2013 was an extremely important moment for the Lithuanian LGBT* community. It gave us visibility as a community, it showed the support we enjoy from many non-LGBT
On May 17, the day in which IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) is celebrated worldwide, the LGL team hopped on a yellow open-deck bus and toured the streets of Vilnius demonstrating against any instance of biphobia, homophobia and transphobia. The bus started its route at 10 am from the LGL office and drove
On May 16, a joint reception organized by 14 embassies took place at the French Residence in celebration of IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia). As stated by the French Ambassador Maryse Berniau during her speech, it is very important to celebrate this day in a country like Lithuania, where it is still difficult
On May 15 the third event of the rich programme of the Rainbow Days 2014 took place at Skalvija cinema. Approximately 70 people gathered to watch the internationally acclaimed movie Children of God, by Bahamian director Kareem Mortimer. The movie revolves around the lives of two Bahamian young men who struggle with their sexual orientation
On the 13th of May the second event organized by LGL for its Rainbow Days 2014 took place at SoulBox. Old and new friends of LGL gathered at Soul Box for an international, highly competitive quiz on human rights. The event was organized in the framework of the Rainbow Days 2014, LGL‘s initiative to celebrate
On the 7th of May the first event of the Rainbow Days 2014 took place in Vilnius, the conference hall of the „Neringa“ hotel. An activist from moscow, Andrey Obolensky has shared a deeper look at the implementation of human rights in Russia and at the issues faced by human rights activists. He was focusing
Six volunteers, board and staff members from LGL travelled to Berlin for an encouraging training for LGBT activists “Together against Homophobia and Sexism in Europe” which took place on March 22-30. The organizers – Tanja and Diana from Solar e.V. and Faustin from TransInterQueer (TrIQ) – provided activists from Portugal, Austria, Lithuania, Germany and Poland
Photo impressions from LGL‘s seminar „Prevention of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes“, held on 26 March 2014.
Today members of the Human Rights Coalition met the Minister for Gender Equality of Sweden Maria Arnholm and the State Secretary Ulrika Stuart Hamilton to discuss the current issues of non-discrimination policy in Lithuania. We are grateful for the Swedish Embassy for a warm welcome.
LGL volunteers have organized the first LGBT* quiz on February 25th LGBT* history month. It took place in a bar Soul Box, which is one of LGBT* friendly bars in Vilnius. The event was organized as a part of The quiz was divided into six different topics (nature, world affairs, history, etc.). Six teams of