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“Humanity and Its Rights” Workshop with University Students

Yesterday, 17th October, a team from LGL visited the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU). This visit was due to a workshop on LGBT* issues organized in partnership with the local ESN VGTU group. 13 participants including LGL members Kamila, our volunteer coordinator, Tatiana, our EVS volunteer and Cintia, our intern, attended the workshop entitled “Humanity

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Pakistan University Will Give Free Education to Trans People

The university wants to help trans people overcome stigma and become involved in society. A university in Pakistan announced it will give free education to trans people. Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) based in the capital Islamabad was Asia’s first distance learning university. It’s motto ‘education for all’ helped frame its decision to provide free

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Italian university to give trans students option of ‘aliases’ to protect privacy

An Italian university has announced that it plans to give transgender students the option of using an online ‘alias’ to borrow books from the library or register for exams. The Naples Federico II University said students would be able to use the aliases to avoid having their privacy violated. It means students who are awaiting

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Diversity Avenue in Šiauliai, November 8th 2013

On  8 November  2013 in the course of implementing the project “Diversity LT” under the ES programme PROGRESS the representatives of the national LGBT* association LGL together with the partners from the National Equality and Diversity Forum (NEDF) participated in the event of “Diversity Avenue” in Šiauliai . We presented the Baltic Pride 2013 promotional

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Professor forced out of job at Christian college after coming out as trans

A professor at a Christian college in California has been forced out of his position after coming out as transgender. H. Adam Ackley had taught theology at Azusa Pacific University for 15 years. However, since coming out as male in the last year, he had been asked to leave by the university – despite being