Vilnius Mayor condemns Orlando shooting

Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius has condemned the Orlando shooting, which has seen at least 50 killed and 53 wounded in the biggest mass-shooting in U.S. history. The shooting took place at the gay ‘Pulse’ nightclub in the city of Orlando, Florida, in the early morning of June 12, 2016. The gunman was named as Omar

Submit your slogan for “Baltic Pride” 2016!

“Changing History is Hot!”, “Love Breaks Barriers!”, “In Pride We Trust!” – these are the slogans for the Pride marches all across Europe. You have probably heard already that the Baltic Pride March for Equality is coming back to Vilnius in 2016. We hope that this important event will significantly contribute to the progress of

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

On October 1-5, LGL hosted in Vilnius the fourth meeting of the QuPiD project, which revolved around the topic of legal and policy implications on LGBT*IQ adult education. QuPiD, Queer Paths into Diversity is an international project aiming at the cooperation of organizations fighting the discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The project

LGL wants to Change It! What about you?

Today, August 13, 2014, LGL’s Change It (KEISK) campaign officially takes its first steps.  Our posters are already in place in the cities of Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda and our social video is accessible online. The Eurobarometer survey on perceptions of discrimination in the EU, among other worrisome facts about the situation of LGBT people

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

Rainbow Days 2014: Bus Event

On May 17, the day in which IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) is celebrated worldwide, the LGL team hopped on a yellow open-deck bus and toured the streets of Vilnius demonstrating against any instance of biphobia, homophobia and transphobia. The bus started its route at 10 am from the LGL office and drove

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

Vilnius archbishopric gives Missionary Church to the city, but gays are not allowed

The Vilnius city council approved the project of forming a Missionary Church and a monastery complex on Subaciaus street, into a cultural and educational spot. The Choir “Azuoliukas” as well as an elementary school will take up the residence, and additionally a concert hall will be opened. Besides, the contract includes things that are not

Empowering weekend for the local LGBT* community

Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) recently organized a volunteer training that was attended by 32 members of the local community, 11 of those coming from towns outside of Vilnius. The training was a two-day event held at Algirdas Hotel in downtown Vilnius. The first day of the training began with team building activities that encouraged participants