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“Baltic Pride” 2016 Slogan Has Been Selected!

Our voters have made up their mind! The online voting platform, dedicated to the selection of the official “Baltic Pride” 2016 slogan, has captured your attention – we have received nearly 400 votes by the members of the local LGBT* community and their supporters. The voting was extremely close. The winning slogan has gained its

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The publication “Equality and Diversity Mainstreaming: Review of the Best Practices in the EU Member States” (in Lithuanian) seeks to encourage the broader discussion among the decision and policy makers, implementers, non-governmental organizations and the members of the general public about the necessity of equality and diversity mainstreaming into the processes of the public policy

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As a way to analyze the phenomenon of domestic and dating violence against lesbians, bisexual and transwomen, I decided to take a broader approach to the subject by taking also into consideration opinions and perception by LBT* women from the local community who do not identify as victims of this kind of violence. The reason

Participants of the QuPiD project with the President of the Republic of Malta

In the period between 2013 and 2015 the National LGBT* Rights Association LGL together with its international partners has successfully implemented the project “QuPiD: Queer Pathways into Diversity”, funded by the European Union Life Long Learning Programme “Gruntvig”. The project sough to increase the capacities of the international partners in relation to LGBT* (lesbian, gay,

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Polish organizations in Lithuania under criticism for homophobic T-shirts

On July 23rd, 2015 LGBT groups expressed regret over the choice of Polish organizations in Lithuania to wear homophobic T-shirts with slogans “Vilnius on Bicycles without Pedals” (Pol. “Wilno Na Rowerach Bez Pedalow”) during their recent congress. Vladimir Simonko, the leader of the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL, said the word “pedal” was an insulting

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Diary of European Voluntary Service, Part Second of the Story: the Mid-Training

From the 30th of June to the 4th of July, as part of the European Voluntary Service program, I had the opportunity to participate to the mid-training, a training specifically focused on the mid-term evaluation and the assessment of the EVS experience. The training took place in the scenic location of Asveja, a beautiful place

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LGL’s colorful march at EuroPride 2015

On Saturday the 21st of June, 2015, the national LGBT* organization LGL marched in Riga at Europride 2015. The event will be remembered as historical for two main reasons. First of all, Latvia has been the first post-Soviet country to host the festivity of EuroPride. Secondly, attendance to the event reached the impressive number of

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LGL’Baltic Pride movie “We Can Be Gay Today” screened at EuroPride 2015

On Thursday the 18th of June, 2015, in the framework of the EuroPride 2015, the national LGBT* organization LGL screened the movie “We Can Be Gay Today” in the charming context of the Pride House, benchmark venue of many events during EuroPride. The movie was preceded by an interesting discussion on the realization of the

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Cheer Queer goes… All Americans boys!

This summer season 2015 could not start better: on Sunday the 14th of June, 2015, “Cheer Queer! Goes All-American Boy!” marked the beginning of summer with a lively and sparkling event involving two very special guests. At the eve of EuroPride, the National LGBT* Organization LGL and the U.S. Embassy of Vilnius offered to the

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Cheer Queer, Opening Event of Rainbow Days 2015

On Thursday the 14th of May, the colorful and exquisitely fashionable event Cheer Queer organized by the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL took place at One-Two Bar, in Vilnius. The event successfully marked the beginning of the Rainbow Days 2015 festivities, a week-long series of events to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia