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Corporate Support for LGBT Rights – Gaining Popularity Abroad, but Non-existent in Lithuania?

LGBT events are getting more frequently funded by businesses all around the world. Corporate activism, previously thought of as a risky move, is now becoming an advanced and profitable advertising strategy, as well as an opportunity for businesses to contribute to creating public discourse. By supporting LGBT community activities, companies not only get more publicity,
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„Baltic Pride“ 2019 Festival Motto: „We are Family“

Reacting to opinions expressed by certain leading candidates towards same-sex marriage and civil partnership in Lithuanian Republic president debates, the National LGBT rights organization LGL, organizer of the “Baltic Pride“ 2019, announced upcoming events motto: „We are family“. According to Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director of the National LGBT rights organization, certain presidential candidates’ statements demonstrated
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U.S. Department of State: Societal attitudes toward LGBTI persons in Lithuania remain largely negative

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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#WeDeserveBetter campaign: Take Hate Out of the Conversation

#WeDeserveBetter, a Europe-wide campaign, led by the National LGBT Rights Organization LGL and other European NGOs, will run from the beginning of May until election days between 24th and 26th of May, before and during the European Parliamentary elections. The objective of the campaign is to enhance digital empathy, tolerance and respect in debates and public

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LGBT events are getting more frequently funded by businesses all around the world. Corporate activism, previously thought of as a risky move, is now becoming an advanced and profitable advertising strategy, as well as an opportunity for businesses to contribute to creating public discourse. By supporting LGBT community activities, companies not only get more publicity,

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„Baltic Pride“ 2019 Festival Motto: „We are Family“

Reacting to opinions expressed by certain leading candidates towards same-sex marriage and civil partnership in Lithuanian Republic president debates, the National LGBT rights organization LGL, organizer of the “Baltic Pride“ 2019, announced upcoming events motto: „We are family“. According to Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director of the National LGBT rights organization, certain presidential candidates’ statements demonstrated

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Lithuanian Opera Director Invites you to Attend the “Baltic Pride“ 2019 March

Lithuanian and British theater and opera director, Dalia Ibelhauptaitė, has recorded a video greeting which invites to participate in the “Baltic Pride“ 2019 march taking place on June 8th in Vilnius. In the video the opera innovator highlights why it is important to attend the “Baltic Pride“ march, thus expressing support for the LGBT community

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Popular Lithuanian singer, Erica Jennings, has recorded a video greeting for participants of the “Baltic Pride“ march on June 8th in Vilnius. The singer equated the “Baltic Pride“ march to a fight for women‘s rights. “It is very important that we support this celebration because its essence is the struggle for equal rights. In the

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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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