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Lithuanian companies and organizations catalog “Rekvizitai.lt” presented “Top Companies’ 2018” Certificate to the National LGBT Rights Organization LGL. It notes that the organization is among the 6 percent of the most transparent Lithuanian companies and organizations. The portal “Rekvizitai.lt” has included LGL in the list of recommended companies and organizations, and awarded a diploma stating

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LGL Presents Media Reporting and Reference Guide on LGBT Issues

In March, 2019 the National LGBT rights organization LGL published a media reporting and reference guide on LGBT issues under the framework of the project “Eliminating Transphobic, Homophobic and biphobic Stereotypes through better media representation (E.T.Ho.S.)”. The guide is divided into two parts. The first part outlines the basic concepts for media professionals and students,

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On 21st-22nd March, 2019 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated at a peer-to-peer round table on policies to address SOGIESC-based violence in the education sector, held in Council of Europe field office in Venice. The event aimed at launching the Council of Europe report (produced in partnership with UNESCO)

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Intolerance and societal discrimination remained persistent in Lithuania during the last year, according to the annual report of the U.S. Department of State. Regarding the freedom of expression and freedom of press, the report continues to mention that it is illegal to publish material that is “detrimental to minors’ bodies or thought processes” or that

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Free Mobile Application Launched for the Baltic Pride 2019

The National LGBT rights organization LGL, organizers of the “Baltic Pride” 2019 launched a new mobile application dedicated for the festival, which will be held in Vilnius from 4th to 9th of June. The app is designed to help festival participants learn about all the events, get to know speakers and performers, interact with other

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Sir Ian McKellen invites you to the Baltic Pride 2019 in Vilnius

Sir Ian McKellen (79), a British veteran actor and an LGBT human rights activist, recorded a video greeting inviting everyone to join the Baltic Pride March For Equality in Vilnius on June 8th. In his video, „The Lord of the Rings“ and „The Hobbit“ star emphasizes the political significance of the Baltic Pride 2019 march

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On 15th March, 2018 the main Lithuanian news portal “15min” announced that all the news and events about the “Baltic Pride” 2019 will be announced in the portal. Until June, “15min” in their special section will share the stories of LGBT community and during the week of the event the media channel will organize photo-reports,

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LGL Annual Report for 2018 Now Available Online

The National LGBT rights organization LGL is proud to announce the annual report for 2018. Transparency and independence from any political or financial interests are one of the most important goals for our organization in order to achieve effective inclusion and social integration of local LGBT community. LGL’s annual report for 2018 comprehensively presents organization’s

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LGL Hosts Finnish LGBTI Organization Seta

From February 17th to 18th, 2019, National LGBT Rights Organization LGL hosted a meeting with Finnish LGBTI organization Seta, its partner in the project Rainbow Rights: Promoting LGBTI Equality in Europe. During the meeting, representatives of the organizations discussed the challenges of ageism in the LGBT community, and shared best practices for solving this problem.

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First Direction Employment Meeting Takes Place in Sofia

On February 14-15th, 2019 the first meeting between partners in the project Direction Employment took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. During the meeting, partners from Bulgaria, Italy, Portugal, Ireland and Lithuania discussed future project activities. The project will seek to create a new educational model to combat unemployment among youth, utilizing progressive methods and interactive practices

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LGL launches two initiatives to reduce LGBT-motivated hate crimes in Lithuania

1 in 4 Lithuanians disagree that gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people should be free to live their own life as they wish. The National LGBT rights organization LGL, based in Lithuania, announces the initiatives “Hatred is not a Family Value” and “Identify and Report”. Through a series of public events planned for the coming months,

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Countering illegal hate speech online – EU Code of Conduct ensures swift response

The fourth evaluation on the EU Code of Conduct shows that this Commission initiative delivers successful results. IT companies are now assessing 89% of flagged content within 24 hours and 72% of the content deemed to be illegal hate speech is removed, compared to 40% and 28% respectively when the Code was first launched in