Vladimiras Simonko, head of the national LGBTI rights organisation LGL, which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary this year, says that since the restoration of Lithuania’s independence, it has been difficult for changes in the LGBTIQ sphere to find their way onto the political agenda: “The LGBTIQ community had high hopes for Lithuania when it regained its

LGL’s Intern Nele: LGBT Advocacy in A Challenging Environment

Coming to Lithuania, I had only a vague idea of the country, the LGBT rights situation, or the work I was going to be doing. I knew Lithuania was considered one of the most homo-, bi- and transphobic countries in the European Union: that it was one of very few European countries without any legal

Ministers and representatives of the member countries of the Equal Rights Coalition have met in a global conference in Vancouver, Canada. In the conference, spanning from the 5th of August to the 7th of August, the representatives have pledged to build a world where no one is left behind – regardless of their sexual orientation,

LGL’s Volunteers Tatiana and Giordano Shared Their EVS Experience

On 31st July, 2017 European Volunteering Service (EVS) volunteers Tatiana and Giordano prepared another community event on the premises of LGL’s LGBT* Center. This time they presented various European projects and initiatives, as well as their own experience with the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL as volunteers. Moreover, Tatiana and Giordano were joined by Maciek

Board Games Evening Held at the LGBT* Centre

On 8th June, 2017 the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL held a fun and relaxing board games evening in the LGBT* community center. It was attended by more than a dozen of local and international young people currently living in Vilnius. LGL’s EVS volunteers Tatiana and Giordano made sure that the guests would enjoy a

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

We raised LGL`s roof for the second time!

Yesterday the second edition of popular dancing workshop took place in LGL`s community center. Italian pizzica performed by passionate Italian, famous swing routine “shim sham” teached by lindy hop dancer and at the end some sexi moves when learning salsa. You can see at the photos! LGL is carrying out the 10-month project “Heading Towards

WRITING ARTICLES WORKSHOP IN LGL

As usual, last Thursday, 17th November, a workshop took place at Pylimo g. 21. LGL opened its doors to a new amazing volunteer, Carmen, who used her experience from working in the field of communication for many years to teach participants tips and tricks for writing articles. After a very short introduction in which people

Call for new EVS volunteer in LGL from Slovakia is open!

 Volunteer for equality!   You are fired up for human rights, equality and want to gain experience in LGBT* activism? You are interested in artistic activism and non – formal education? You are ready to explore the (almost) unknown Lithuanian culture? Then LGL is looking for YOU! About us: The ‘National LGBT* Rights Organisation LGL’

Catholic Priest from Lithuania Faces Trial over Homophobic Comments Online

The catholic priest from Kaunas (Lithuania) faces criminal charges for homophobic comments online. After reading an online article about a demonstration in front of the Russian Embassy in Vilnius, organized by the local LGBT* community in August, 2013 with the view of protesting against the draconian ‘anti-gay’ legislation in Russia, the priest wrote: “The ones