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LGL publishes its 2012-2013 Annual Report

LGL is happy to announce the publication of its 2012-2013 Annual Report. Those were very important years for our organization: a lot of events and initiatives were organized and implemented, giving LGL new visibility in the Lithuanian society and contributing to raising the awareness of Lithuanian citizens on issues related to LGBT rights. Two of

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Stand Up: Baltic Pride 2014 in Tallinn (2-8 June)

On June 2, the Baltic Pride 2014 will begin in Tallinn and it will take the form of a week-long festival filled with a number of events, taking place not only in Tallinn, but also in Tartu. All the workshops, performances, discussions, reading groups, exhibitions and film screenings will gravitate around one main theme, STAND

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Rainbow Days 2014: “Children of God” screening at Skalvija

On May 15 the third event of the rich programme of the Rainbow Days 2014 took place at Skalvija cinema. Approximately 70 people gathered to watch the internationally acclaimed movie Children of God, by Bahamian director Kareem Mortimer. The movie revolves around the lives of two Bahamian young men who struggle with their sexual orientation

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In relation to the conference of the EU parliament speakers which took place in Vilnius on the 6-8th of April, association LGL has sent out the letters to the members of national delegations. LGL requested them seize an opportunity to express disapproval of the draft amendments restricting LGBT persons’ rights which are to be considered

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On February 22-26 LGL members met five other organizations participating in the QuPiD project. The meeting under the topic “LGBT*Q – together, side by side or against?” took place in Warsaw, Poland. QuPiD, Queer Paths into Diversity is an international project aiming at the cooperation of organizations fighting the discrimination based on sexual orientation and

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Robert Biedroń visits LGL office on February 28th

On February 28th Robert Biedroń participated in a press conference at the Lithuanian parliament. R. Biedroń is the general rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). “European Council is seeing discrimination of LGBT persons in Lithuania” Read more

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Visit of Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, February 21st 2014

On February 21st a delegation of 21 employees from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science visited LGL office, with the aim to improve awareness of the history and contemporary societal achievements and challenges in the new EU member-states. LGL welcomed them and presented its work and all the challenges in Lithuania for gaining

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Lithuanian Gay League hails president’s boycott of Sochi Olympics

The Lithuanian Gay League has applauded President Dalia Grybauskaitė’s decision not to attend the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, expressing hope that the president would consistently defend human rights in Lithuania, as well. “The political step taken by President Grybauskaitė not to go to the Olympic Games in Russia gives us hope that the Head

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LGL hails president’s boycott of Sochi Olympics

The Lithuanian Gay League has applauded President Dalia Grybauskaitė’s decision not to attend the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, expressing hope that the president would consistently defend human rights in Lithuania, as well. “The political step taken by President Grybauskaitė not to go to the Olympic Games in Russia gives us hope that the Head

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Norwegian LGBT network visits LGL

On January 24th it was a great pleasure to welcome the representatives of the LGBT network of the Norwegian Social Democrats at the LGL office in Vilnius. As a role model for LGBT rights in many European countries, Norway was following the current events in Lithuania, and therefore incited to pay a visit. “We are