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On 9th May, 2017 the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, together with Vilnius Univerity’s Institute of International Relations and Political Science, and Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, member of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania, invited to a discussion on Partnership Law in Lithuania. The institute of partnership is important not only to same-sex couples, but also

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On May 9, the Rainbow Days 2017 billboard campaign has been displayed in the public places of Vilnius, capital of Lithuania. The campaign is organized by the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, in attempt to draw attention to discrimination against LGBT* people and encourage LGBT* people to speak up when faced with discrimination. Posters with

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Your On-Arrival Is Here to Help You

My name is Tatiana and I am currently volunteering at the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL. I came to Lithuania in the middle of April and our On-arrival training took place in the beautiful resort of Margio Krantas at the lake Margis on April 24 to 26, 2017. It was attended by 10 new-coming volunteers,

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Lithuanian Minister of Health Discusses Gender Reassignment Legislation with LGL

On April 26th, 2017 Aurelijus Veryga, the Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania, met with the representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, including the members of the local trans* community, and the Human Rights Monitoring Institute (HRMI) to discuss gender reassignment legislation in Lithuania and other important healthcare issues relevant to

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LGL`s Volunteers Commemorated International Transgender Visibility Day

International Transgender Visibility Day is celebrated worldwide on March 31st . On that occasion, LGL`s EVS volunteer Veronika from Slovakia took an iniciative and prepared a non-formal educational workshop on trans* human rights that took place in LGBT* community centre on Thursday, April 6, 2017. “I started to be interested in trans* human rights after

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LGL’s Volunteer Giordano: My Experience in Documenting the Award Ceremony

The ceremony of the National Equality and Diversity Awards 2016 took place at the beautiful Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania on the evening of 29th March 2017. Many people attended this big and important event, ready to celebrate equality for everybody beyond sexuality, religion or disability. As a volunteer and photographer of the

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Baltic Pride 2016 Wins the National ‘Breakthrough of the Year’ Award

On March 29th, 2017 the Baltic Pride 2016 March for Equality was awarded with the ‘Breakthrough of the Year’ Award during the ceremony of the National Equality and Diversity Awards 2016, held in the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius. The Baltic Pride 2016 March for Equality, organized by the National LGBT*

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The fourth annual National Equality and Diversity Awards took place in the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania on March 29, 2017. Honoring the works and initiatives, the awards were given to the people and organizations who contributed to the promotion and advancement of human rights last year. The National Equality and Diversity Awards

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On March 27th, 2017, the planning session for the 2nd Nordic Rainbow History & Art Month took place in Vilnius. Participants from Lithuania, Belarus, United Kingdom and Sweden took part in it. The 2nd Nordic Rainbow History & Art Month will happen in October 2017. Now it is scheduled for 10 Nordic cities on both

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LGL Volunteers Participated in a Youth Exchange Programme in the Netherlands

Volunteers of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL share their experience in participating in a youth exchange programme “InterACTive Colors“ in the Netherlands. I come to Ommen for the second time. Everything looks just as I remember but at the same time a bit different. New faces, a new building have sprang in the yard

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Queering the History of the Soviet Union: Uladzimir Valodzin Visited LGBT* Centre

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Belarusian historician Uladzimir Valodzin visited Vilnius and held the lecture about queer history in Belarus in LGBT* centre in LGL`s office. Uladzimir presented to a numerous audience his historical research on queer history of Belarus – stories and fates of the people who could we call today as queers. Although

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LGL Representatives Participated in a Project Partners‘ Meeting

On 3rd-5th May, 2017 representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL participated in a partners‘ meeting of the project “Developing research capacity in Eastern Europe” in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. During the meeting partners discussed the upcoming activities of the project, the concept of a survey on LGBT issues in education and its