Source: On December 10th in the event celebrating Human Rights Day the winners of the contest “Best journalist and fighter against discrimination in Belarus in 2017″ have been honored in Minsk . Altogether the 24 materials have been submitted to the contest. The jury has selected three winners and special mention category in partnership

We Run Vilnius 2017 – Our Volunteer Tatiana Enjoyed it to the Fullest!

Last Sunday June 4 was all about sports, health and good vibes in the streets of Vilnius. Thousands of participants took part in the annual We Run Vilnius event and participated in 3 categories, half marathon, 10 and 5 kilometers. Our EVS volunteer Tatiana from Slovakia represented the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL with a

Lebanon’s First Pride Week Underway Despite Security Threat

Lebanon’s first-ever Pride celebration is underway in Beirut, despite national laws that deem homosexual acts a crime and security threats at the start of the festivities. Organizers planned to kick off Pride with an event run by Pride Lebanon, but they received threats from the Association of Muslim Scholars in Lebanon, a Salafist group. ‘On Saturday

U.S. Military Color Guard to March in D.C. Pride Parade

An eight-member contingent of a U.S. Armed Services Color Guard, which has accompanied D.C.’s annual Capital Pride Parade since 2014, will continue that tradition this year during the June 10 parade, according to Capital Pride board president Bernie Delia. Delia said the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, which is in charge of Color Guard

Rainbow Flag Flies High in Nepal for the First Time

The rainbow flag has flown for the first time in Nepal to mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT). The flag was at the United Nations House in Nepal at an event attended by LGBTI people, rainbow families, dignitaries and government officials. Blue Diamond Society is a local LGBTI organization and

Man Who Challenged Homophobia by Running 401 Marathons Honoured at SPOTY Awards

A gay runner who stood up to homophobic bullying by running 401 marathons has been honoured with a special award during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony. 34-year-old equality campaigner Ben Smith raised money for Stonewall and Kidscape by running 401 marathons in 401 days. Mr Smith made the epic journey in a

In 2010 the marriage of Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, and Jónína Leósdóttir, a journalist and a writer, generated media attention all around the world. After all, in addition to being the first out gay head of state in the world, Jóhanna was also Iceland’s first female Prime Minister. The couple met

Activist Riamoni Chisty speaks about the country he fled, where a gay person can be brutally attacked and then called the aggressor. The government treats homosexuality as a crime, and society largely sees it as a sin. Last month, unknown assailants hacked two gay activists to death in an apartment in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka. One

Maria Sam Katseva, a singer from Ukraine, will perform at the Baltic Pride 2016 concert in Vilnius on June 18th, 2016. The artists performing at the Baltic Pride concert will unite in sending a powerful message of tolerance, respect and support for the local LGBT* community. Today we speak with Maria Sam Katseva about the

LGL Volunteers fly to Iceland

This year on June 21-29th the LGL team, consisting of Sandra, Kiletta, Dalius, Marius and Aliona, participated in Iceland‘s “Queer activism“ training events, in which there were representatives from Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Germany and Iceland itself. In the village of Reykir a former boarding school sheltered the international encampment for slightly more than a week,