Seminar-Discussion “#LAISVA_LT: Overview of Human Rights in Lithuania“

On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights, Human Rights Monitoring Institute and National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL cordially invite you to the seminar-discussion “#LAISVA_LT: Overview of Human Rights in Lithuania“. As pointed out by non-governmental organizations that monitor and document human rights situation in Lithuania, these rights are

We raised LGL`s roof for the second time!

Yesterday the second edition of popular dancing workshop took place in LGL`s community center. Italian pizzica performed by passionate Italian, famous swing routine “shim sham” teached by lindy hop dancer and at the end some sexi moves when learning salsa. You can see at the photos! LGL is carrying out the 10-month project “Heading Towards

WRITING ARTICLES WORKSHOP IN LGL

As usual, last Thursday, 17th November, a workshop took place at Pylimo g. 21. LGL opened its doors to a new amazing volunteer, Carmen, who used her experience from working in the field of communication for many years to teach participants tips and tricks for writing articles. After a very short introduction in which people

UN votes to keep first expert on LGBT rights

The United Nations has voted to keep an independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity. The vote which took place on Monday, November 21, saw a number of African countries challenge the validity of the role and attempted to have it removed. However, an amendment put forward by a number of Latin American countries

Intersex people put gender binary on trial in Karlsruhe

Intersex people want Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court to officially allow them to use their own gender designations rather than relegating them to “male” or “female.” For them, it’s about dignity and recognition. An estimated 80,000 people in Germany identify as intersex, meaning that they don’t display the gender traits of people generally described as “male”

Justin Trudeau just appointed a new LGBTQ2 special advisor

The Canadian Prime Minister has appointed Alberta MP Randy Boissonnault as his LGBTQ2 special advisor. The advisor was the first out gay MP in Alberta to be elected. He is appointed as Canada repeals a federal law making it illegal for same-sex couples to have anal sex, or if more than two people “take part

ODIHR Releases Hate Crime Report for 2015

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)‘s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) released its hate crime report for 2015, consisting of data from 41 participating countries. 113 non-governmental organizations contributed to the data about hate crimes in these 41 countries, including the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, reporting hate crimes in

20th November: Trans Day of Remembrance

In the past 12 months, from 1st Oct 2015 to 30th Sept 2016, 295 trans and gender diverse people were reported murdered in 33 countries worldwide. This brings the total number of reported killings since 1st Jan 2008 to 2,264. On the 20th November, Trans Day of Remembrance, we will remember those who have lost

An increasing number of gay people in China are thinking of coming out

China’s ‘Pink Market’ is estimated to be worth $145billion – but some gay people are still feeling pressure from families to stay in the closet. The results of the third, annual China LGBT Community Report have been announced, and they reveal progress with regards to attitudes towards LGBTI rights in the country. China is the

IBM named most LGBT-friendly employer in the world

The tech giant has topped a Netherlands-compiled Global Benchmark Survey of gay-friendly companies. For the third year in a row, tech giant IBM has been named the world’s most LGBT-inclusive employer by Amsterdam-based Workplace Pride Foundation. This is the third year that Workplace Pride has compiled its Global Benchmark Survey – to which companies submit

This gay penguin couple are celebrating their 10th anniversary

Two penguins are celebrating their 10th year of partnership, as a gay couple. Dotty and Zee are two Humboldt penguins that reside at Bremerhaven Zoo in Germany. Scientists have found that more than 450 species of animals display gay behaviour. They have been together for over a decade now and are completely inseparable. At first,

IRISH CATHOLIC SCHOOL FLIES THE FLAG FOR GAY STUDENTS

A CORK city school is this week celebrating its first ever LGBT Awareness Week. Deerpark CBS is running the weeklong event to coincide with National Stand-Up Awareness Week, which is organised by Belong To, an Irish support group for LGBT youths. By increasing awareness, friendship and support for LGBT people, this awareness week helps to