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(My) On-Arrival Training in Trakai

I’m a new volunteer in Vilnius, working at The National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL; I’m from Rome, Italy, so this country it’s really different from what I’m used to, but also interesting because of this. I did my On-arrival Training after just four days from my arrival in Vilnius, so for me it was a

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Students from Vilnius University visited LGBT* centre

On 20th of February, 2017 students from Vilnius University, Faculty of Communication, visited LGBT* centre. In the beginning of the meeting, students shortly introduced themselves and spoke about their interests. Moreover, students shared their knowledge about LGBT* human rights issues. Some have admitted that they know at least one LGBT* person in their close environment,

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Workshop on Sexism in Music Held in LGL`s Community Center

On January 26, 2017 LGL`s community centre held the workshop ‘You’re pretty good… for a girl.’, where around 20 people gathered to learn and discuss about feminism and sexism in the context of music industry. You may be thinking… do we really need to talk about this? It’s 2017, we’re over this! And the short

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LGL and Embassies Cooperate on the Rainbow Days 2017

On February 7th, 2017 a meeting in preparation for the upcoming „Rainbow Days“ 2017 festival, organized by the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, was held at the Swedish Embassy in Vilnius. During the meeting the representatives of LGL, other nongovernmental organizations and foreign embassies discussed the possible cooperation in organizing the upcoming „Rainbow Days“ 2017

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In January, 2017 the project “Rainbow Rights – Promoting LGBTI Equality in Europe” has started. The project is carried out by the Ministry of Justice of Finland in partnership with Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland, the national umbrella NGO “Seta – LGBTI Rights in Finland”, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional

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NGOs met to discuss the under-reporting of the hate crimes in Lithuania

On January 27th national LGBT rights organization LGL invited representatives from other non-governmental organizations to the discussion “HATE NO MORE: the circumstance of the under-reporting of the hate crimes in Lithuania”. During the meeting NGOs addressed one of the biggest challenges – the latency of hate crimes, the number of reports of the hate motivated

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Israelian Food Journalist Gil Hovav Visited LGL`s Community Center

Gil Hovav, the leading culinary journalist and TV personality in Israel, visited the LGL`s community centre on January 20, 2017. The event was organized in collaboration with Embassy of Israel in Lithuania. This delightful event provided with an opportunity for LGL`s community members to learn about the situation of LGBT* people in Israel. Israel is

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Final ‘Hate No More’ Conference took place in Warsaw

From December 12-13th, 2016, representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL and international project partners and experts took part in the final “Hate No More” conference in Warsaw. During the conference, activities implemented by the project were reviewed and a study was presented on the needs of people affected by homophobic and transphobic violence

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Christmas Party with Volunteers in LGL!

Did you participate in our Christmas party? It was awesome! Not only did we have karaoke with terrible choirs and legendary 80s music, but a female Santa (it was about time) came to visit! She brought her pregnant daughter to give away presents for talented performers. If you participated, relive some of the best party

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On December 9th, 2016 on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights, Human Rights Monitoring Institute and National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL invited to the seminar-discussion “#LAISVA_LT: Overview of Human Rights in Lithuania“, held at the Embassy of Finland in Vilnius. As pointed out by non-governmental organizations that monitor

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We raised LGL`s roof for the second time!

Yesterday the second edition of popular dancing workshop took place in LGL`s community center. Italian pizzica performed by passionate Italian, famous swing routine “shim sham” teached by lindy hop dancer and at the end some sexi moves when learning salsa. You can see at the photos! LGL is carrying out the 10-month project “Heading Towards

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This boardgame night was really a blast!

We have never played so many games at the same time as yesterday – and that was thanks to all the people that came to have some fun and meet new friends! Team consisting of Danielė Liepa, Paulina and Rasa chose to spend their all evening with Monopoly (that Danielė brought to LGL long time