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Baltic Pride 2022: Pride Voices and Rainbow Carpet

On 2nd of June, 2022 Kablys + Kultūra hosted the Baltic Pride 2022 theatrical event Pride Voices with the participation of music performer Jazzu, Minister of Economy and Innovation Aušrinė Armonaitė, performer Lolita Zero, guest from Canada Colin Ratushniak. The event was hosted by Agnė Grigaliūnienė. The speakers shared open, sincere, and community-friendly stories about
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Baltic Pride 2022 Festival Launched during a Rainbow Bus Trip in Vilnius

On 31st of May, 2022 the Baltic Pride 2022 festival was opened during a colorful Rainbow Bus trip in Vilnius. Representatives of the LGBT community on the colorful music bus visited the sponsors and friends of the Baltic Pride 2022 festival, spread positive atmosphere, and invited Vilnius residents and guests to participate at the Baltic
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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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LGL Team Participated in the IDAHOT Forum in Reykjavik

On 8-12 May 2023 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL visited Reykjavik (Iceland), where they had a chance to participate in meetings with representatives of the “Samtökin ’78” and attend the international IDAHOT forum. On 9 May LGL representatives attended Samtokin78’s 45th birthday party, where they had the opportunity to meet Iceland’s Minister

First Results on SafeNet‘s continuous monitoring have been published

National LGBT rights organization LGL is implementing a 24 month project SafeNet: Monitoring and Reporting for Safer Online Environments. Joining 21 partners and coordinated by INACH (International Network against Cyber Hate), the project focuses on continuous monitoring and reporting hate speech content to the IT companies and responsible authorities and awareness raising by regular advocacy towards the social media

On 17-24 April 2023 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, and Violeta and Lina, volunteers of the LGL emotional support platform for LGBT students, parents and teachers, participated in a practical learning mobility program in Reykjavík (Iceland). LGL representatives were interested in the good practices applied in Iceland in the

LGL Conducted Trainings for Professionals Working with Children

In April 2023 the National LGBT rights organization LGL conducted training for professionals working with children. Child rights specialists from Vilnius and Kaunas and teachers from Radviliškis participated in the training. During the training, the challenges faced by LGBT students, the situation of LGBT students in Lithuania, the legal framework, and ways to prevent bullying

LGL Representative Participated at a Conference on LGBTIQ Equality

On 12 April 2023 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communication Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated at a high level Conference on LGBTIQ Equality in the European Union, hosted in Sweden by the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union in cooperation with the European Commission. LGL representative had an opportunity to meet

LGL Organized the First Ever Conference on LGBTI Workplace Inclusion in Lithuania

On 29 March 2023 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized the first-ever in-person conference in Lithuania specially designated to the topic of LGBTI inclusion in the workplace, “Direction: Employment. Strengthening LGBTQ Workplace Inclusion”. The event explored topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), its recent trends, challenges, and good practices, as well as the

Violeta, a volunteer of LGL’s emotional support platform for LGBT students, their parents and teachers who face bullying due to their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, not only helps LGBT youth experiencing difficulties, but also actively participated in raising support for Ukraine. Violeta talks about volunteering on the emotional support platform of the

LGL Representative Participated at INCLUSIES Conference and Kick-off Meeting

On 26-27 January, 2023 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, together with colleagues from the Vytautas Magnus University participated at the conference and kick-off meeting of the project “INCLUsive universities leading to inclusive SocietIES: INCLUSIES”, organized in Brescia (Italy).  INCLUSIES aims at contributing to the incorporation of the notion of

Season’s Greetings from LGL: Thank you for the Success of the Baltic Pride!

2022 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 a number of successful projects. The most notable of

LGL Annual Report for 2021 Now Available Online

The National LGBT rights organization LGL is proud to announce the annual report for 2021. Transparency and independence from any political or financial interests are one of the most important goals for our organization in order to achieve effective inclusion and social integration of local LGBT community. LGL’s annual report for 2021 comprehensively presents organization’s activities,

On 27-28 June, 2022 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL participated at the kick-off meeting of the project COUNTER HATE in Piraeus (Greece). During the meeting LGL Project Manager Monika Antanaitytė and LGL Communication Manager Eglė Kuktoraitė introduced the project partners with the legal background against hate crimes and hate speech in Lithuania.

LGL Executive Director Participated in Google.org Social Leaders Lab in Riga

On 20-21 June, 2022 Vladimir Simonko, the Executive Director of the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in the first Google.org Social Leaders Lab in Central and Eastern Europe in Riga, Latvia. The event included 2 days of networking, exploration, meetings with policy and business leaders as well as nonprofit leadership skills training delivered by