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LGL’s Strategic Plan 2015-2018

Following a meeting occurred in October, 2014 the National LGBT* Organization LGL launches online its Strategic Plan of the years 2015-2018. The Strategic Plan of the years 2015-2018 attempts to outline LGL‘s vision, mission, its key values and objectives. At the core of LGL strategy for the following years there is a strong commitment for

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Let’s get this party started! LGL Celebrates IDAHOT and Rainbow Days 2015

From the 14th to the 20th of May, the National LGBT* Organization LGL is ready to lead off the dance for Rainbow Days and IDAHOT 2015 and proud to offer a wide agenda of political, social, cultural and artistic events in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda. Please join in! What will happen in Vilnius? We will

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LGL Publications reach the shelves of Berlin LGBT* Museum Library

A collection of the most important publications of the national LGBT* rights association LGL have reached the library shelves of one of the largest LGBT*-themed museums in the world, the Schwule Museum, Berlin. Since its founding in 1985, the museum has grown into one of the world‘s most significant institutions for archiving, researching and communicating

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LGL representative attends Cross-regional Strategy Forum for LGBT leaders

From July 28 to August 1 the Cross-regional Strategy Forum for LGBT leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia took place at the Robert F. Kennedy Training Institute for Justice and Human Rights in Florence, Italy. The event was attended by Vladimir Simonko, representative of the national LGBT rights organization LGL. The forum

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Gay Propaganda from Lithuania: Interview with the comic artist Joana Estrela

Joana Estrela is a Portuguese comic artist who was a volunteer in 2012-2013 with the Lithuanian Gay League in Vilnius, as the organization prepared to host the 2013 Baltic Pride. A graduate in communication design from the University of Porto’s Faculty of Fine Arts, Joana began drawing comics about her experiences in Vilnius. These comics

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Presentation of the book “Propaganda” in Vilnius

One rainy summer evening, exactly on the 11th of July,  the presentation of a comics book by a former volunteer of LGL, Joana Estrela, took place in a cozy book-store called “Mint Vinetu”. The book is called “Propaganda”, which is a word that gives the creeps probably to every LGBT rights activist, but exactly for this

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LGL mourns the loss of Raminta Biziulevičiūtė

Raminta, our Communication Officer, passed away this morning following a car accident. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we all feel in LGL today. Raminta was not just a colleague, but also a dear friend, and our memories are filled with her smiles, her supporting words and her deep determination to make a real

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Lithuanian representatives at the EuroPride 2014 in Oslo

On June 28, 2014, the EuroPride March took place in Oslo, the capital of Norway. The event gathered international LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons) as well as many of their supporters. The official number of participants still has to be confirmed, but it is likely to have exceeded last year’s participation to the

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LGL Volunteers fly to Iceland

This year on June 21-29th the LGL team, consisting of Sandra, Kiletta, Dalius, Marius and Aliona, participated in Iceland‘s “Queer activism“ training events, in which there were representatives from Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Germany and Iceland itself. In the village of Reykir a former boarding school sheltered the international encampment for slightly more than a week,

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PACE member passes on his award to Lithuanian and Russian LGBT organizations

Every year the biggest Internet community for LGBT people in Norway, Gaysir.no, honors the most valuable personality for the LGBT people in Norway or abroad. This year Håkon Haugli – Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE), deputy representative at the Parliament of Norway and a jurist – got this award. The