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An Exclusive Free Magazine Launched for the Upcoming Baltic Pride 2022

On the occasion of the Baltic Pride 2022, the National LGBT rights organization LGL has released an exclusive free magazine featuring the stories of the stars of LGBT human rights movement as well as the program of the festival. The exclusive Baltic Pride magazine features interviews with cover couple Naglis Bierancas and Lukas Gricius, Vilnius
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Vladimir Simonko: Vilnius becomes more open to the LGBT+ community with every Baltic Pride event

In the run-up to Vilnius’ traditional Baltic Pride festival, which is returning to Lithuania’s capital this 1-5 June, Vladimir Simonko, head of the national LGBT+ rights organisation LGL that organises the festival, tells us what residents of Vilnius and visitors can expect during Baltic Pride 2022. LGL’s leader also reveals why Vilnius holds a special
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Free Mobile App Launched for the Baltic Pride 2022

The organizers of the “Baltic Pride” 2022, National LGBT rights organization LGL, launched a new mobile application dedicated to the festival, which will be held in Vilnius from 1st to 5th of June. The app is designed to help festival participants to learn about all events, get to know speakers and performers and interact with other participants.
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Baltic Pride 2022: Unprecedented Support from Diplomatic Representations in Lithuania

On 27 October, 2021 the National LGBT rights organization LGL in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Lithuania hosted a meeting on the preparations for the upcoming Baltic Pride 2022 festival. The meeting was attended by unprecedented number of representatives of LGBT-friendly diplomatic representations in Lithuania and Vilnius City Municipality. The meeting at the
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Garden Party Organized in Celebration of Upcoming WorldPride and EuroGames

On 15 July a garden party was organized at the lower garden of the Embassy of Denmark on the occasion of the upcoming WorldPride and EuroGames in Copenhagen and Malmo. The party was organized by the Embassy of Denmark, Embassy of Sweden and the National LGBT rights organization LGL. “World Pride is here to celebrate
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On 17-19 May, 2022 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in a meeting at the “Google” and “Linkedin” headquarters in Dublin (Ireland), attended by the representatives of the European Commission, social networks and European NGOs. During the meeting, representatives from several European non-governmental organizations currently monitoring hate speech on

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An Exclusive Free Magazine Launched for the Upcoming Baltic Pride 2022

On the occasion of the Baltic Pride 2022, the National LGBT rights organization LGL has released an exclusive free magazine featuring the stories of the stars of LGBT human rights movement as well as the program of the festival. The exclusive Baltic Pride magazine features interviews with cover couple Naglis Bierancas and Lukas Gricius, Vilnius

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In the run-up to Vilnius’ traditional Baltic Pride festival, which is returning to Lithuania’s capital this 1-5 June, Vladimir Simonko, head of the national LGBT+ rights organisation LGL that organises the festival, tells us what residents of Vilnius and visitors can expect during Baltic Pride 2022. LGL’s leader also reveals why Vilnius holds a special

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On April 19-20, 2022 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communication Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in the kick-off partner meeting of the project “Colourful Childhoods”, which took place in Sofia (Bulgaria). „Colourful Childhoods“ focuses on violence against LGBTIQ children in vulnerable contexts. Colourful Childhoods aims at preventing and combating all forms of violence against

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Representatives of LGL Participated in the CHOICE Project Conference in Athens

On March 29-30, 2022 representatives of the National LGBT Rights Organization LGL participated in the final partners’ meeting and conference of the project “CHOICE: Promoting School Environments Inclusive of Diversity based on SOGI” held in Athens (Greece). The project conference presented the successful activities of the project, including workshops for educators and parents and an

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Free Mobile App Launched for the Baltic Pride 2022

The organizers of the “Baltic Pride” 2022, National LGBT rights organization LGL, launched a new mobile application dedicated to the festival, which will be held in Vilnius from 1st to 5th of June. The app is designed to help festival participants to learn about all events, get to know speakers and performers and interact with other participants.

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LGBTI Human Rights in 2021: Hostile Rhetoric, Hatred, and Community Resilience

The international LGBTI rights association ILGA-Europe has published a review of 2021, which reveals the situation of LGBTI rights in Europe and Central Asia. The publication reviews legal, political and social developments in 54 countries and 4 European institutions, revealing key trends in LGBTI human rights. On the one hand, the year 2021 was marked

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Mayor kicks-off Baltic Pride 2022 in Vilnius

Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius kicks-off the Baltic Pride festival with a video message inviting LGBTIQ people and their allies to celebrate diversity and inclusion together during the inspirational Pride week of June 1-5, 2022.  It is an important welcoming step from the City for the organisers of the Baltic Pride which aims at qualitatively

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Season’s Greetings from LGL: Happy Baltic Pride Year 2022!

2021 was a year of exciting challenges and inspiring victories for the National LGBT rights organization LGL. Thanks to your encouragement and support, LGL was able to take many important steps aimed at improving the LGBT human rights situation in Lithuania. This year, LGL has implemented several successful projects. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, we actively

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Participants of IT Courses Organized by LGL: It‘s Never too Late to Explore New Areas

The second cycle of IT courses organized by the National LGBT rights organization LGL has started and it will help young people under the age of 29 who are not studying and cannot find a job for a long period of time to find employment in the IT sector. The courses are implemented as part

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Second Cycle of IT Courses Organized by LGL Started!

On 15 November, 2021 the second cycle of IT courses organized by the National LGBT rights organization LGL started. The course will help young people under the age of 29 who are not studying and cannot find a job for a long period of time to find employment in the IT sector. The courses are

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CHOICE: Addressing homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools

Wide research that was conducted as part of the European project “CHOICE: Promoting School Environments Inclusive of Diversity based on SOGI” indicates that homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying remains a widespread problem in schools across Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Lithuania. By developing an integrated mechanism for addressing incidents of gender-based violence and discrimination in the

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