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Baltic Pride 2022 Photo Album Captures Memorable Moments of the Festival

The National LGBT rights organization LGL has released an exclusive photo album of the Baltic Pride 2022 festival. A large-scale photo album presents the most memorable moments of the festival. The album cover features the artwork “Pride” by the artist Nenad Mitrovič. The publication pays special attention to the sponsors, partners and friends of the
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Baltic Pride 2022 Recipe for Success: Togetherness and Solidarity

The Baltic Pride 2022 festival, held in June 2022, was notable for a record number of participants. On June 4 the March for Equality and Peace and the Proud Cities concert in Vilnius attracted up to 20,000 Vilnius residents and city guests. We asked the festival organizers and partners what led to the success of
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Baltic Pride 2022 in Vilnius: Good Practices on Cooperation between Vilnius and Oslo

On 1-5 June 2022 the Baltic Pride 2022 festival took place in Vilnius. The festival provided Lithuanian and Norwegian partners to explore new cooperation opportunities, share and establish new best practices. The organizer of the Baltic Pride 2022, the National LGBT rights organization LGL together with partners Oslo City Municipality, Vilnius City Municipality and Lithuanian
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“Baltic Pride“ 2022 Magazine Published on LGL Website

On the occasion of the “Baltic Pride” 2022, the National LGBT rights organization LGL has released an exclusive free magazine featuring the stories of the stars of LGBT human rights movement as well as the program of the festival. The magazine is now available on LGL website. The exclusive Baltic Pride magazine features interviews with
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Save the Date: Baltic Pride Returns to Vilnius on 8 June 2024

The Baltic Pride returns to Vilnius on 8 June 2024. The National LGBT rights organization LGL announced that the traditional Vilnius festival will be back soon. “The local LGBT community expressed the need for the Baltic Pride to take place more than once in three years. We hear you! The Baltic Pride will be back

LGL Presented with an Acknowledgment by Vilnius Mayor

On 16 October 2023 the National LGBT rights organization LGL was presented with a special acknowledgment by Remigijus Šimašius, the Mayor of Vilnius. Ieva Dirmaitė, Chief of Staff at Vilnius City Municipality, on behalf of the mayor, presented LGL with the acknowledgment which states: “Thank you for the great contribution to the success of contemporary

Violeta, a volunteer of LGL’s emotional support platform for LGBT students, their parents and teachers who face bullying due to their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, not only helps LGBT youth experiencing difficulties, but also actively participated in raising support for Ukraine. Violeta talks about volunteering on the emotional support platform of the

On 7-8 February 2023 Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director at the National LGBT rights organization LGL and Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communication Manager, participated in the interim partner meeting and training for trainers of the project “Colourful Childhoods”, which took place Palermo (Italy).   „Colourful Childhoods“ focuses on violence against LGBTIQ children in vulnerable contexts. Colourful Childhoods aims at preventing

New LGL project will Strive for Safer Online Environments

In January 2023 the National LGBT rights organization LGL started to implement a new 24-month project “Monitoring and Reporting for Safer Online Environments”. The project seeks to apply a comprehensive and intersectional approach in prevention and fight against intolerance, racism, and xenophobia online. It joins 21 partners, members of the international network against cyber hate

LGL Representative Participated at INCLUSIES Conference and Kick-off Meeting

On 26-27 January, 2023 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, together with colleagues from the Vytautas Magnus University participated at the conference and kick-off meeting of the project “INCLUsive universities leading to inclusive SocietIES: INCLUSIES”, organized in Brescia (Italy).  INCLUSIES aims at contributing to the incorporation of the notion of

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered its judgment in the case of Macatė v. Lithuania (application no. 61435/19) at a public hearing on 23 January 2023 in the Human Rights Building, Strasbourg. The applicant, Neringa Dangvydė Macatė (1975-2020) was an openly lesbian children’s author who wrote a book titled “Gintarinė širdis”

Russia must create a “legal framework” for same-sex couples, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled  on 17 January 2023 in Fedotova and Others v. Russia. This  also applies to 46 Council of Europe member states, including Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Ukraine and others which have not yet adopted an LGBTIQ-inclusive

“Direction: Employment” is an innovative training program for vulnerable young people, which enhances their employability in competitive, high-technology industries and the IT sector. The project aims to unleash the potential of NEET young people from vulnerable groups, and increase their employability by providing a market-specific IT training program in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Italy, Slovenia and Portugal.

LGL Held a Training for the Office of the Ombudsperson for Child’s Rights

On 16-17 January, 2023 the National LGBT rights organization LGL held a training on the situation of LGBT children in Lithuania to specialists working at the Office of the Ombudsperson for Child’s Rights of the Republic of Lithuania. A two-day training provided specialists in child’s rights the insights on the situation of LGBT children in

Lithuania did not ensure equal opportunities for asylum seekers and migrants who came to Lithuania through Belarus and violated their rights, the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson of the Republic of Lithuania stated in its report. This, according to the Office, could have been avoided by using alternative measures to detention, reports delfi.lt. The

Season’s Greetings from LGL: Thank you for the Success of the Baltic Pride!

2022 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 a number of successful projects. The most notable of