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LGL Co-organized the 2014 National Equality and Diversity Awards

On the 28th of April, 2015, the member organizations of the National Equality and Diversity Forum, including the national LGBT* rights organization LGL, alongside the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman’s Office of the Republic of Lithuania organized the 2014 National Equality and Diversity Awards in Vilnius, which honoured Lithuania’s most notable individuals, organizations and initiatives in the field

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Invisible Shadow of Domestic and Dating Violence in the Lesbian Community

Data provided by the EuroBarometer Report by the European Commission showed that five years ago almost 43% of women in Lithuania were victims of domestic and dating violence. Despite the lack of research on the topic, the number of women victims of domestic and dating violence is expected to have increased in recent time. However,

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Since the major political parties in Lithuania – Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP), The Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats and the The Labour Party – are in the process of electing their new leaders, the LGBT* community in Lithuania demands a change in the management bodies of the latter parties. The representatives of the

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3,000 Euro Fine Issued for a Hate-motivated Crime against an Openly Gay Man

The Lithuanian courts have issued a verdict on the criminal case of Laurynas Baltrūnas. Ruslanas Kirilkinas, an openly gay performer, pressed charges against Mr. Baltrūnas, who launched a homophobic attack against the singer, pelting him with eggs during a performance. Although Mr. Baltrūnas has successfully evaded imprisonment for his offenses, the courts are requiring him

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It has long been the case that international corporates have acted as sponsors for LGBT* events in capital cities throughout the world. From New York City’s annual Pride event to Berlin’s St. Christopher Street Day festivals, corporates play a huge role in providing funding streams, quality programming and networking opportunities for the LGBT* community and

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EuroPride 2015 Invites the World to Create History in Riga

Organizers Launch Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Ensure Successful Event From June 15 to June 21, 2015, Riga, Latvia will host one of its most historic events – EuroPride 2015.  Organizers of the pan-European Pride event today launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise needed funds for key elements of the weeklong celebration. 25 years after regaining

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Support changes: donate 2% to LGL

The arrival of Spring calls for reflection upon the past year, and the goals and expectations that defined it. Last year, the national LGBT* rights organization LGL completed more projects and hosted more events for the general public and the LGBT* community than ever before, and these initiatives were recognized both in Lithuania and abroad.

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LGL is now launching its Online Shop!

Today, the national LGBT* rights organization LGL embarked in a new adventure: a brand-new online shop to satisfy the demands of those who need perfectly designed and stylish items, whilst at the same time, they are eager to support the LGBT* cause. Professional designers used their creativity to produce several lines of products, including “Time

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Newly Elected Mayor of Vilnius Has “No Problems” with LGBT* Pride Events

The new mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius (Liberal Movement), elected on March 15th, 2015 claims that he sees “no problems with allowing” LGBT* pride events to be held on the central avenue in the downtown of the Lithuanian capital city. However, in response to a public question by a representative of the national LGBT* rights

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“Amnesty International” criticizes Lithuania’s violation of LGBT* rights

In its annual report concerning the state of human rights throughout the world, the international non-governmental organization Amnesty International criticized Lithuania’s violation of LGBT* rights. “The law designed for the ‘protection of minors’ against the detrimental effect of public information violates the freedom of self-expression of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people,” states the