Baltic Pride 2019 eitynės

The year 2019 saw the breakthrough of business sector support for human rights in Lithuania. For the first time in the history of the LGBT community’s Baltic Pride festival, business representatives in Lithuania have actively contributed to the organization of the festival. On this occasion, we discuss business support for human rights and equal opportunities

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Moments from the Pride Voices Gala Captured in a Video by LGL

National LGBT rights organisation LGL presents a video capturing the moments from the unique Pride Voices Gala event, which took place in the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre on the 7th of June under the framework of the Baltic Pride 2019 festival. The creators of the video succeeded to capture the atmosphere and emotions of this

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On 25-26 July, 2019 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL participated in a kick-off meeting for the project “CHOICE: Promoting School Environments Inclusive of Diversity based on SOGI”, organized in Athens, Greece. During the meeting the partners from Greece, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Romania discussed the upcoming activities, goals, objectives, outputs and results of

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(Geneva, July 12, 2019) – In a defining vote, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the Independent Expert focusing on the protection against violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 27 in favour, with

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On July 10, 2019 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in a meeting organized by Lithuanian Prosecutor General Office on hate crimes and hate speech. Lithuanian General Prosecutors’ Office’s, representatives from district prosecutors’ offices, representatives of NGOs, working in the field, participated in the meeting. The aim of the

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LGL Representative Participated in Oslo Pride International Programme 2019

On June 19-23, 2019 Miglė Šarakauskaitė, Project Manager at National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in Oslo Pride International Programme, organized by Oslo Pride, Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Amnesty International Norway and FRI (Norwegian Organization for Sexual and Gender Diversity). Oslo Pride International Programme is organized annually since 2016. The aim is to highlight challenges, as well

LGL diskusija apie zmogaus teises su 15min zurnalistais

On 5th July, 2019 the National LGBT organization LGL held an LGBT sensitivity training for the employees of the main Lithuanian news portal 15min.lt. By organizing this training, LGL aimed to raise the awareness of professional journalists in fighting the phenomenon of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in mass media. During the training, journalists were familiarized

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“Baltic Pride“ 2019 Magazine Published on LGL Website

On the occasion of the “Baltic Pride” 2019, 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” publication presents the interviews

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Let’s Talk About Our Schools

IGLYO is partnering with 17 of our member organisations, including the National LGBT rights organization LGL to conduct the largest European-wide LGBTQI schools survey. If you are under 24, living in Europe, and are L, G, B, T, Q or I please take 10-15 minutes to tell us about your current or recent experiences of

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In the evening of June 6th, a massive support message for the Lithuanian LGBT community was shown on NASDAQ’s HQ tower in Times Square, New York City. This message was created by NASDAQ headquarters in Lithuania, in support for the Baltic Pride 2019 festival. A colorful billboard attracted the eyes of New Yorkers and visitors

Video greetings LGL

The participants of the International Baltic Pride 2019 Human Rights Conference were greeted by European Commissioner V. Jourova and the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 issues issues R. Boissonnault. Participants of the International “Baltic Pride” Human Rights Conference, which took part on June 6th in the Tolerance center in Vilnius, were greeted

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LGL Launched a Survey on Hate Speech Online

In June 2019 the national LGBT rights organization LGL, launched a survey of hate speech online incidents against LGBT people. The survey will be conducted in summer, 2019. With the popularity of social networking sites, every internet user has the right to freely express their thoughts on various issues. Many online portal commentators have moved