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Tormentors in Cechnya Should be Punished

The news from Chechnya, where gay and bi-sexual men are being tortured in concentration camps, have made many world leaders react strongly. Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel has protested to Russian president Vladimir Putin and more leaders of the free world have also mouthed their protest. But where does the Icelandic government stand in this

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MP Širinskienė: Homosexuality is Not a State of Being

During an interview for a debate show “Teisė Žinoti”, broadcasted by Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) on November 27th, 2016 Agnė Širinskienė, MP and the newly elected Chairwoman for the Committee on Health Affairs of Seimas, equated homosexual relations to smoking and drug abuse, when listing examples of lifestyle choices detrimental to one‘s health.

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The Conservatives Support Same-Sex Partnerships in Lithuania?

The candidates to Lithuanian Seimas felt the need to speak about tolerance and human rights prior to the upcoming election to the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania. Gabrielius Landsbergis, MEP and the Chairman of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats party, expressed his support for same-sex partnerships during the discussion, organized by youth

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LGL Invites to an Exclusive Baltic Pride 2016 event “Pride Voices”

The National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL cordially invites to participate in the Baltic Pride 2016 cultural event “Pride Voices”, which will take place on June 16th, 2016 at 7.00 PM at the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theater. During the “Pride Voices” event internationally distinguished LGBT* people and allies will share their personal testimonies within the broader

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Lithuanian City of London Club is an organization uniting business professionals and maintaining close ties with Lithuanian business, political and community leaders. Guided by its core values – tolerance, equality, meritocracy and respect, Lithuanian City of London Club has become an official sponsor of the „Baltic Pride“ 2016 – the first organization representing business professionals

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LGL team participated in the youth exchange program in the Netherlands

Between the 15th and 24th of February, 2016 the representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL participated in the youth exchange program “Active Rainbow”, organized in the city of Ommen, the Netherlands. Activists from Italy, Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and the Netherlands gathered in order to discuss and plan actions which 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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On the 18th of August, 2015 the national LGBT* rights organization LGL addressed the Government of the Republic of Lithuania in solidarity with Ukrainian LGBT* community. The association LGL expressed its grave concern over the events that took place in the city of Odessa, Ukraine, on the 12th-15th of August, 2015 and urged the Government

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Human rights youth exchange: discovering the contrasting reality of Georgia

From the 4th to the 12th of July, 2015 the representatives of the national LGBT* rights organization LGL participated to the international project “Open Your Mind 2” under the ERASMUS+ programme, youth exchange for young people on human rights and equal opportunities, organized in Rustavi, Georgia. The project “Open Your Mind 2”, gave the opportunity

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On the 15th of May, 2015 the official reception for Rainbow Days 2015, which was organized by the national LGBT* rights organization LGL, took place at the Finnish Embassy. Numerous human rights activists, ambassadors, and figures from the world of culture and entertainment showed their support by attending the event. Over one hundred guests celebrated