“Baltic Pride 2013” moments on our Facebook account

Photos from “Baltic Pride 2013” events can be found on our Facebook account. There you can find photos from our exhibition “From Dusk till Dawn – 20 years of LGBT Freedom in Lithuania”, international human rights conference on “Towards a European Roadmap for LGBT equality”, march “For equallity” and reception at Dutch embassy. We are planning to release


Baltic Pride 2013 – The March for Equality

LGBT and human rights in Lithuania took a significant step forward in the Baltic nations, and in Lithuania, during the March for Equality on Gediminas Avenue in central Vilnius on 27 July 2013. Despite 28 being detained in minor incidents during the events, LGBT rights of millions were acknowledged by many as being basic human


Information regarding the march “For equality”!!!

The Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) is happy to inform you that the March for Equality will take place on Gediminas Avenue on 27 July 2013 (Saturday) between 1 PM and 4 PM. As the main organizer of the event, we are committed to ensuring the safety of the participants and the good atmosphere in the


Baltic Pride 2013: Interview with Aliona Polujanova

In association with Baltic Pride 2013 (22-28 July 2013), The Lithuania Tribune’s (TLT) Victoria Leigh spoke to the Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) volunteer co-ordinator Aliona Polujanova about Lithuania’s LGBT community, fighting for LGBT rights, enduring hate speech and prejudice, and garnering international support. Read more at


Vilnius officials frown at rainbow-heart posters

From now on, if you ever want to put up rainbow-coloured posters or draw hearts and publicly elucidate that everyone has a right to love, be careful – that might get you fined. At least it appears so after witnessing reactions of Vilnius city officials to posters promoting Baltic Pride that were put up this

Baltic Pride 2013

Important information concerning the “March for equality”!

IN THAT CASE, if the Court will confirm our right to march on the Gediminas Avenue, there will be NO REQUIREMENT for prior registration in order to participate in the Baltic Pride March for Equality on 27 July 2013. We will provide further information on the logistics of the march next week via our social


Baltic Pride 2013 celebrates LGBT culture!

Baltic Pride 2013 will take place 23-27 July in Vilnius. Though the March for Equality scheduled to take place on 27 July has received a lot of attention, it should not overshadow the rich variety of cultural programme of the week-long Pride festival. The exhibition “From Dusk till Dawn – 20 Years of LGBT Freedom


Lithuania’s Interior Minister Juozas Bernatonis reassured members of the European Parliament that the upcoming LGBT pride parade is not banned in Lithuania, with disagreements continuing about the venue of the event. “You have received one-sided information. Please come, see and make sure that things are not what they are said to be,” the minister said


A Vilnius court on Friday ruled that Vilnius City Municipality should issue a permit for the LGBT pride parade along the city’s central Gedimino Avenue. The court satisfied the complaint filed by the Lithuanian Gay League, which asked to annul the decision of the city authorities to ban the rally on Gedimino Avenue, authorizing the

Lithuanian gay league (LGL), logo

In response to the letter by the Vilnius City Major Mr. Artūras Zuokas to the Members of the European Parliament regarding the ban on the Baltic Pride 2013 March for Equality, Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) would like to provide some additional information in relation to the unfortunate situation, described by the Mayor in his contribution.