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On April 1, 2017 a Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta published an article reporting about an arbitrary detention, torture and killing of gay and bisexual men on a mass scale in Chechnya (Russian Federation). The national LGBT* rights organization LGL together with the international human rights community has expressed a deep concern about the current situation

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Final ‘Hate No More’ Conference took place in Warsaw

From December 12-13th, 2016, representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL and international project partners and experts took part in the final “Hate No More” conference in Warsaw. During the conference, activities implemented by the project were reviewed and a study was presented on the needs of people affected by homophobic and transphobic violence

2016: Top 10 Most Memorable Activities of LGL

1. Baltic Pride 2016 March for Equality On 18th June, 2016 a crowd of 3000 Lithuanian LGBT* community members and their allies participated in the March for Equality on the central avenue in the downtown of Vilnius to celebrate the Baltic Pride 2016, the most important LGBT* community event in the Baltic states, organized by

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Representatives of the U.S. Embasy in Vilnius visited LGL

On September 8th, 2016 the LGBT* Centre of the national LGBT* organization LGL was visited by the representatives of the U.S. Embasy in Vilnius: Ted Janis, Human Rights Officer, and Giedra Gurevičiūtė-Demereckienė, Political/Economic specialist. Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius, Policy Coordinator (Human Rights) of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, made ​​a presentation about the situation of

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On March 15th, 2016 Rokas Žilinskas, a member of the Lithuanian Parliament and one of the proposers of the draft Law on the Strengthening of Family, reacted to a “Facebook” post by the National LGBT* rights organization LGL on the project proposal: “Lithuanian Gay League once again failed with its public relations in their own

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Lithuanian Motorcycle Club: “No Women, Homosexuals and Perverts Allowed”

“No women, homosexuals and perverts allowed,” states a website of one Lithuanian motorcycle club. The Ombudsperson of the Equal Opportunities Agneta Lobačevskytė claims that the regulations of private clubs may not be investigated by the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson of the Republic of Lithuania. Meanwhile the bikers from the latter motorcycle club do

Close-up of open book

On the 25th of August, 2015 the national LGBT* rights organization LGL applied to the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language with a request to clarify the meaning of a term “pederast”, commonly used to insult the members of the LGBT* community, and present an Lithuanian equivalent to an English term queer. The consultants of

Odessa pride

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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Member of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania Juras Požėla appealed to the Chief Official of the Ethics Commission (COEC) to evaluate the remarks on LGBT* persons delivered by the representative of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania in Marijampolė county Paulius Uleckas. Member of the Liberal Movement party Mr. Uleckas expressed his