On 14th of April, representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL visited The Department of Youth Affairs under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour (JRD).
Durint the meeting with deputy director Juozas Meldžiukas and head of youth policy development and program implementation division Valda Karnickaitė wes presented new reasearch about LGBT* youth issues. The study aims to examine the existing advocacy practices, volunteering experiences, LGBT youth work in order to formulate a comprehensive programme for the LGBT youth wellbeing center.
LGL’s project coordinator Virginija Prasmickaitė and LGL‘s volunteer coordinator Diana Rabikauskaitė introduced LGBT* community center, it‘s activities and discuss possible cooperation. We hope, that this meeting is a first step towards future cooperation and improvement of LGBT * youth situation in Lithuania.