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All 49 Countries in Europe Have Been Ranked for LGBTI Rights

Europe is generally considered to be very LGBTI-friendly, but how well are countries really doing? That’s the question the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) is looking to answer with their annual Rainbow Index and the Rainbow Europe Map. This year’s edition was released today (17 May), just in time to mark

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Fast and flexible support: ingredients to enrich LGBTI campaigning

There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to campaigning for today’s LGBTI activists, but providing support on short notice allows organisations to be reactive and flexible. A contribution to openGlobalRights’ funding for human rights debate. There are 2,920 days in eight years. And yet, Lithuania remains one of a few European jurisdictions without any possibility for legal

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On 19th – 22st October, 2016 representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL will participate in the in the 20th Annual Conference of the international lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) association ILGA-Europe, organized in the captical of Cyprus – Nicosia. This year, the theme of the Annual Conference is “Power to the People –

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A bill designed to restrict freedom of expression and freedom of assembly has made an unwelcome reappearance on Lithuania’s parliamentary agenda. ILGA-Europe was shocked to learn that an amendment to the country’s administrative code which punishes ‘public denigration of constitutional moral values’ will be voted on this Thursday (12 November 2015). Bill XIP 4490(3) would

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LGL’s Executive Director Elected to the ILGA-Europe Executive Board

On the 31st October, 2015 Vladimir Simonko, co-founder and Executive Director of the Lithuanian National LGBT* rights organization LGL, was elected to the ILGA-Europe Executive Board for the period of 2016-2017 during the elections by the Annual Conference, held on October 28th – 31st, 2015 in Athens (Greece). “I am sure that active participation in

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Support Vladimir Simonko for the ILGA-Europe Executive Board

Vladimir Simonko, co-founder and Executive Director of the Lithuanian National LGBT* rights organization LGL, announced his bid for the candidacy to the ILGA-Europe Executive Board for the period of 2016-2017 during the elections by the Annual Conference, taking place on October 28th – 31st, 2015 in Athens (Greece). “Active participation in the ILGA-Europe Executive Board

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On Saturday the 10th of May, the 2015 European IDAHOT Forum celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) took place in Montenegro. The representatives of the national LGBT* rights organization LGL participated to the event and were presented together with the other international LGBT* organizations attending the event, the ILGA-Europe’s 2015 review of

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Cyprus government makes significant step towards equality for all families

Today the Cypriot government approved a long-awaited bill introducing civil partnerships for all couples. The bill is now with the Cypriot parliament for final approval. Today, the National LGBT* Organization LGL takes the opportunity to congratulate the Cyprus Government for the introduction of civil partnerships. Together with ILGA-Europe, LGL wishes best of luck for a

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International Women’s Day: We can do it – Together!

International Women’s Day will be celebrated on the 8th of March. Also called International Working Women’s Day, it is a holiday celebrated worldwide, honoring working women and women’s struggles internationally. The celebration was for first time conceived to remember two all women strikes which took place in the United States, one that happened on the

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LGL representatives participated in ILGA-Europe annual conference in Riga

Latvian capital Riga hosted an annual international conference of the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex) rights organization ILGA-Europe on October 8-11. Activists overviewed the latest developments in the field of LGBTI human rights, shared the best practices and agreed upon the following steps to ensure equal rights for all citizens, regardless of their sexual