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A Conference on Family Protection and Diversity Organized by LGL at the Ministry of Justice

On September 29, 2021 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized an international conference “Family Protection and Diversity in a Democratic Society: Problems and Perspectives” at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania. The conference addressed the legal and social issues of family diversity and the recognition of LGBTIQ family rights, as well
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Garden Party Organized in Celebration of Upcoming WorldPride and EuroGames

On 15 July a garden party was organized at the lower garden of the Embassy of Denmark on the occasion of the upcoming WorldPride and EuroGames in Copenhagen and Malmo. The party was organized by the Embassy of Denmark, Embassy of Sweden and the National LGBT rights organization LGL. “World Pride is here to celebrate
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Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) won the Google.org Impact Challenge

Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) is among the 13 organizations that won the Google.org Impact Challenge for Central and Eastern Europe. In total, €2 million will be distributed between those organizations for charitable projects promoting inclusive economic growth and creating equal chances for everyone to succeed in the digital world.  Technology has helped to ease the
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LGL Commemorates IDAHOT Together with its Allies at the Embassy of Sweden

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) was commemorated at an event organized by the National LGBT rights organization LGL together with the Embassy of Sweden in the courtyard of the Embassy in Vilnius on 17 May, 2021. The event was attended by LGBT rights activists, LGBT-friendly diplomatic missions, socially responsible business, media
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Rainbow Map 2021: Any Real Progress in Lithuania is Still Waiting to Happen

Newest ILGA-Europe’s annual Rainbow Europe Map and Index, ranking the legal and policy situation of LGBTI people in 49 European countries found that the past 12 months have marked an unprecedented year in the Map’s 12-year history, with virtually no positive legislative change for LGBTI people in Europe. Lithuania contributes to this negative general trend,
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Participants of IT Courses Organized by LGL: It‘s Never too Late to Explore New Areas

The second cycle of IT courses organized by the National LGBT rights organization LGL has started and it will help young people under the age of 29 who are not studying and cannot find a job for a long period of time to find employment in the IT sector. The courses are implemented as part

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Second Cycle of IT Courses Organized by LGL Started!

On 15 November, 2021 the second cycle of IT courses organized by the National LGBT rights organization LGL started. The course will help young people under the age of 29 who are not studying and cannot find a job for a long period of time to find employment in the IT sector. The courses are

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CHOICE: Addressing homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools

Wide research that was conducted as part of the European project “CHOICE: Promoting School Environments Inclusive of Diversity based on SOGI” indicates that homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying remains a widespread problem in schools across Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Lithuania. By developing an integrated mechanism for addressing incidents of gender-based violence and discrimination in the

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Baltic Pride 2022: Unprecedented Support from Diplomatic Representations in Lithuania

On 27 October, 2021 the National LGBT rights organization LGL in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Lithuania hosted a meeting on the preparations for the upcoming Baltic Pride 2022 festival. The meeting was attended by unprecedented number of representatives of LGBT-friendly diplomatic representations in Lithuania and Vilnius City Municipality. The meeting at the

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A Support Campaign for Mother of LGBT Person Held at the Presidential Palace

On October 25, 2021 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL participated in a support campaign for a mother of LGBT person Rasa Račienė. Last week, Ms. Račienė, the mother of LGBT person, issued a public letter addressing President Nausėda. Following the letter, the President invited Ms. Račienė to a meeting to discuss pressing

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Amicus Brief Submitted in Relu-Adrian Coman and Others v. Romania

While Lithuania still remains among 6 European Union states that do not provide a gender-neutral Partnership alternative, National LGBTI Rights Organization LGL together with the international partners from the Czech Republic, Poland and Bulgaria continue to consolidate their efforts towards establishing a higher standard of protection within the regulation of the European Convention on Human

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Study Visit in Oslo: Acquaintance with Good Practices in Norway

On October 6-9, 2021 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized a study visit to Oslo for the partners of the project “Mainstreaming equal opportunities in twin cities (Vilnius-Oslo)”, during which meetings with various Norwegian organizations were organized. The study visit was participated by a delegation from Lithuania: representatives of LGL, Lithuanian Diversity Charter Association

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On September 29, 2021 the Swedish Embassy in Vilnius invited the participants of the conference “Family Protection and Diversity in a Democratic Society: Problems and Perspectives” to a reception at the embassy. LGL would like to kindly thank the Embassy of Sweden for hosting a wonderful event. © Augustas Didžgalvis

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On September 29, 2021 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized an international conference “Family Protection and Diversity in a Democratic Society: Problems and Perspectives” at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania. The conference addressed the legal and social issues of family diversity and the recognition of LGBTIQ family rights, as well

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Family Diversity and Protection in a Democratic Society: Issues and Possibilities

R.I.S.E. project consortium seeks to discuss social and legal aspects of LGBTIQ+ family rights recognition in Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Romania and Poland as well as a wider international rainbow family context while reflecting on the negative psychological and economic effects of discrimination.  Register for online participation HERE Time:  September 29 10 AM – 3 PM EEST

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All you need to know about LGBT: Α new online app available for youngsters

Α new online app addressed to children and teenagers from 6-18 years old is now available for all. The app is available in Lithuanian language. The Diversity and Childhood is an interactive app that answers frequently asked questions by children and young people about LGBTI+ matters. You can download it for free here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/diversity-and-childhood/id1577170662. And

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On 2-3 September, 2021 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL participated in the final conference and partner meeting of the international project “DIVERSITY-CHILDHOOD: Changing social attitudes towards gender diversity in children across Europe”. The conference was part of the project “DIVERSITY-CHILDHOOD: Changing social attitudes towards gender diversity in children across Europe”, which is

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