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Baltic Pride 2022: Unprecedented Support from Diplomatic Representations in Lithuania

On 27 October, 2021 the National LGBT rights organization LGL in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Lithuania hosted a meeting on the preparations for the upcoming Baltic Pride 2022 festival. The meeting was attended by unprecedented number of representatives of LGBT-friendly diplomatic representations in Lithuania and Vilnius City Municipality. The meeting at the
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A Conference on Family Protection and Diversity Organized by LGL at the Ministry of Justice

On September 29, 2021 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized an international conference “Family Protection and Diversity in a Democratic Society: Problems and Perspectives” at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania. The conference addressed the legal and social issues of family diversity and the recognition of LGBTIQ family rights, as well
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Garden Party Organized in Celebration of Upcoming WorldPride and EuroGames

On 15 July a garden party was organized at the lower garden of the Embassy of Denmark on the occasion of the upcoming WorldPride and EuroGames in Copenhagen and Malmo. The party was organized by the Embassy of Denmark, Embassy of Sweden and the National LGBT rights organization LGL. “World Pride is here to celebrate
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Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) won the Google.org Impact Challenge

Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) is among the 13 organizations that won the Google.org Impact Challenge for Central and Eastern Europe. In total, €2 million will be distributed between those organizations for charitable projects promoting inclusive economic growth and creating equal chances for everyone to succeed in the digital world.  Technology has helped to ease the
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LGL Commemorates IDAHOT Together with its Allies at the Embassy of Sweden

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) was commemorated at an event organized by the National LGBT rights organization LGL together with the Embassy of Sweden in the courtyard of the Embassy in Vilnius on 17 May, 2021. The event was attended by LGBT rights activists, LGBT-friendly diplomatic missions, socially responsible business, media
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Mayor kicks-off Baltic Pride 2022 in Vilnius

Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius kicks-off the Baltic Pride festival with a video message inviting LGBTIQ people and their allies to celebrate diversity and inclusion together during the inspirational Pride week of June 1-5, 2022.  It is an important welcoming step from the City for the organisers of the Baltic Pride which aims at qualitatively

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Season’s Greetings from LGL: Happy Baltic Pride Year 2022!

2021 was a year of exciting challenges and inspiring victories for the National LGBT rights organization LGL. Thanks to your encouragement and support, LGL was able to take many important steps aimed at improving the LGBT human rights situation in Lithuania. This year, LGL has implemented several successful projects. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, we actively

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Will 2022 Mark a Turning Point for all LGBTIQ Families in the EU ?

Lithuania, along with Latvia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Slovakia to this day remaining the only European Union Member States without same-sex family rights recognition. Although these countries face multitude of social and political issues which often effectively demotes LGBTIQ equality  to political periphery, LGBTIQ communities and their supporters are becoming more vocal than ever before.

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In April-November, 2021 volunteers of the National LGBT rights organization LGL implemented a project “Anti-bullying Alliance: Building a support network to counter homophobic bullying at schools”, supported by the Council of Europe through the European Youth Foundation. The aim of the project was to raise awareness on the problem of homophobic bullying within school communities

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Participants of IT Courses Organized by LGL: It‘s Never too Late to Explore New Areas

The second cycle of IT courses organized by the National LGBT rights organization LGL has started and it will help young people under the age of 29 who are not studying and cannot find a job for a long period of time to find employment in the IT sector. The courses are implemented as part

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Second Cycle of IT Courses Organized by LGL Started!

On 15 November, 2021 the second cycle of IT courses organized by the National LGBT rights organization LGL started. The course will help young people under the age of 29 who are not studying and cannot find a job for a long period of time to find employment in the IT sector. The courses are

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CHOICE: Addressing homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools

Wide research that was conducted as part of the European project “CHOICE: Promoting School Environments Inclusive of Diversity based on SOGI” indicates that homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying remains a widespread problem in schools across Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Lithuania. By developing an integrated mechanism for addressing incidents of gender-based violence and discrimination in the

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Baltic Pride 2022: Unprecedented Support from Diplomatic Representations in Lithuania

On 27 October, 2021 the National LGBT rights organization LGL in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Lithuania hosted a meeting on the preparations for the upcoming Baltic Pride 2022 festival. The meeting was attended by unprecedented number of representatives of LGBT-friendly diplomatic representations in Lithuania and Vilnius City Municipality. The meeting at the

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A Support Campaign for Mother of LGBT Person Held at the Presidential Palace

On October 25, 2021 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL participated in a support campaign for a mother of LGBT person Rasa Račienė. Last week, Ms. Račienė, the mother of LGBT person, issued a public letter addressing President Nausėda. Following the letter, the President invited Ms. Račienė to a meeting to discuss pressing

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Amicus Brief Submitted in Relu-Adrian Coman and Others v. Romania

While Lithuania still remains among 6 European Union states that do not provide a gender-neutral Partnership alternative, National LGBTI Rights Organization LGL together with the international partners from the Czech Republic, Poland and Bulgaria continue to consolidate their efforts towards establishing a higher standard of protection within the regulation of the European Convention on Human

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Study Visit in Oslo: Acquaintance with Good Practices in Norway

On October 6-9, 2021 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized a study visit to Oslo for the partners of the project “Mainstreaming equal opportunities in twin cities (Vilnius-Oslo)”, during which meetings with various Norwegian organizations were organized. The study visit was participated by a delegation from Lithuania: representatives of LGL, Lithuanian Diversity Charter Association

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On September 29, 2021 the Swedish Embassy in Vilnius invited the participants of the conference “Family Protection and Diversity in a Democratic Society: Problems and Perspectives” to a reception at the embassy. LGL would like to kindly thank the Embassy of Sweden for hosting a wonderful event. © Augustas Didžgalvis

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