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Spectacular Pride Voices Gala event at the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre

On the evening of June 7th, the National LGBT rights organization LGL invited friends and sponsors of the “Baltic Pride 2019” to gather and celebrate diversity and equality in an exclusive “Pride Voices Gala” event held at the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre. This event provided a unique opportunity to hear the stories of LGBT community

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Discussion about hate crimes with police officers from Sweden

On June 7th, a Hate Crimes Workshop with police officers from Sweden and Lithuania took place at Pride House. How do we combat hate crimes? Why is it necessary to report hate crimes directed against LGBT community? How are sensitivity trainings on LGBT issues useful to police officers? Why is it important for officers to speak openly

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On June 6th, the Ambassador of Norway H.E. Mr. Karsten Klepsvik and the Executive Director of Association LGL Vladimir Simonko invited distinguished guests and friends of Baltic Pride to a reception for the Official Opening of the Baltic Pride 2019. © Augustas Didžgalvis photos

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On June 6th, the one-day International Human Rights Conference took place in the Tolerance Center of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. It constituted a vital and prestigious part of the Baltic Pride festival 2019. The aim of the event was to invite local and international speakers to discuss the event’s topics and for participants

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Pride House opens with an impressive programme for the LGBT community

From June 4th to 9th, during the Baltic Pride festival, the jazz bar “Paviljonas” will become a space for the LGBT community – Pride House. Throughout the week, various LGBT community events – lectures, discussions, workshops, concerts – will take place. The lively Baltic Pride week started with the official Pride House opening on June 4th.

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Austrian singer, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest and the Ambassador of EuroPride in Vienna Conchita Wurst has sent a video message in which she invites to participate in the March for Equality on 8 June in Vilnius. In this video message, Conchita Wurst apologizes for her absence during the March for Equality since she

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Surprising History of First Underground Gay Clubs in Lithuania

Nowadays a gay club in Vilnius is not a surprise to anyone and it is visited not only by sexual minorities. Even the mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius visited the gay club “Soho” before the second round of municipal elections. 20 years ago the situation in the country was different – LGBT community’s parties took

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The 2nd EU-wide LGBTI survey has started – your story matters!

The 2nd wave of the European survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex,non-binary, and other gender non-conforming people has been launched. Besides occasional news reports about discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, there is very little comparable data collected across the EU about the everyday experiences of LGBTI people with respect

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“Baltic Pride” Festival Comes to Vilnius on 4th-9th June

“Baltic Pride” 2019 is the largest LGBT community event with the participants of the LGBT community and supporters from Lithuania, the Baltic states, Europe and the entire world. This year the “Baltic Pride” will be held in Vilnius for the fourth time. Various LGBT-themed events await the visitors on 4th-9th June, such as the International

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On 20th-24th May, 2019 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, took part at the XVII World Congress on the Future of Education, organized by the World Council of Comparative Education Societies in Riviera Maya (Mexico). Commucations Manager of LGL presented the good practices of carrying out the school climate survey

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“Amsterdam” and “Naglis” – little has been heard about these magazines published at the end of the 20th century, but they have played an important role in the history of Lithuanian sexual minorities. Before the Internet was popular, these first two Lithuanian magazines for LGBT community members were the only source of knowledge and information