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LGL’s Intern Nele: LGBT Advocacy in A Challenging Environment

Coming to Lithuania, I had only a vague idea of the country, the LGBT rights situation, or the work I was going to be doing. I knew Lithuania was considered one of the most homo-, bi- and transphobic countries in the European Union: that it was one of very few European countries without any legal

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Board Games Evening Held at the LGBT* Centre

On 8th June, 2017 the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL held a fun and relaxing board games evening in the LGBT* community center. It was attended by more than a dozen of local and international young people currently living in Vilnius. LGL’s EVS volunteers Tatiana and Giordano made sure that the guests would enjoy a

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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

Book Club reserve

Next week, on Tuesday March 21st, 2017, another session of Book Club is going to happen in LGBT* community centre. This time with the epithet “Queer Feminist” we are going to discuss the non-fiction book Argonauts written by Maggie Nelson. It is already fifth time that we are going to meet at this opportunity. What

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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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Movie Evenings in LGL’s Community Centre

It has been quite some time since LGL hosted its’ last movie evening. In addition, since we missed it so much, our new EVS volunteer Giordano took initiative on engaging LGBT community by bringing movie evenings to our events’ calendar. Last week, everyone came for Gaycation (documentary series) screening. It follows Ellen Page and Ian

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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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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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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