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Vilnius will Bid to Host EuroPride 2027

National LGBT rights organisation LGL, organiser of the Baltic Pride and LT Pride festivals in Vilnius, has submitted a letter of intent to the Board of the European Pride Organisers Association (EPOA), expressing its intent to submit an application to EPOA for the opportunity to organise EuroPride in Vilnius in 2027. Vilnius will compete with
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Counter Hate Conference Focused on the Needs of Victims of Hate Crime

On 15 March 2024 the National LGBT organization LGL organized the final conference of the Counter Hate project “Fight Hate: A Victim-Oriented and Intersectoral Approach in the Fight Against Hate Crimes”, held at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania. During the event, the perspective of the needs of victims of hate crimes
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LGBTI Rights Plan for Lithuania to Strengthen Human Rights Protection, State Power and Geopolitical Focus

Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director of the National LGBTI rights organisation LGL, which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary recently, says that since the restoration of Lithuania’s independence, it has been difficult for changes in the LGBTIQ sphere to find their way onto the political agenda: “The LGBTIQ community had high hopes for Lithuania when it regained its
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LGBTI Protesters in Vilnius Harassed by Marginal Groups, Police do not Intervene

A protest, aiming to support the proposal of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania to repeal the provision of the Lithuanian Law on the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information as well as to highlight the need for inclusive education, was scheduled by the National LGBT rights organization LGL
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Baltic Pride 2022 Footage Featured in the National Geographic Documentary “Pride from Above”

Hot air balloons with huge rainbow-coloured flags fly over Vilnius. This is what the viewers of the documentary “Pride from Above” produced by the television giant National Geographic saw. The spectacular images were captured on June 6, 2022 at 5 a.m. There were 8 hours left before the Baltic Pride 2022 march on Gediminas Avenue.
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Breathtaking Lithuanian Pride website launched

A brand new website for the Lithuanian Pride festival was launched in close collaboration with creative advertising agency Ogilvy Vilnius. The website features all essential information about Lithuanian Pride program, news, registration for groups and application to volunteer. Click on the link and explore the Lithuanian Pride website!  

Registration to the Lithuanian Pride International Conference Now Open

On 7 June 2024 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organizes an international “Lithuanian Pride” conference “LGBTQI+ Inclusive Education for a Change in Diverse Society”, taking place at 09:30 AM – 14:45 PM in Vilnius City Municipality Conference Hall (Konstitucijos av. 3, 20th floor). Data from a survey of LGBTQI+ students, conducted by the National

RuPaul’s Drag Race Stars to Perform at Lithuanian Pride Concert

National LGBT Rights Organization LGL, the organizer of the LGBT community festival Lithuanian Pride, presents the main stars of the concert. RuPaul’s Drag Race performers from Montreal to Amsterdam join forces for the Lithuanian Pride concert in Vingis Park. On 8 June drag divas Cheddar Gorgeous (United Kingdom), LaDiva Live (Belgium-France), Rita Baga (Canada) will

Eurovision 2024: Support Silvester Belt!

Hey Eurovision fans! Let’s rally behind Silvester Belt and his incredible song “Luktelk”! This track deserves to be in the finals, and Silvester’s talent deserves to shine on the Eurovision stage. Catch him performing live 03 in the first Semi-Final on May 7th! Show your support and VOTE for Silvester Belt! Silvester Belt will be performing at the Lithuanian Pride concert on 8 June

The Organisers of the Lithuanian Pride Expect up to 20 000 Participants

Lithuanian Pride is not only a protest for equality for LGBTIQ+ people, but also a celebration of community culture. “The public is increasingly looking more favourably on the visibility of the LGBTIQ+ community, and greater public support also empowers members of the LGBTIQ+ community to participate and be themselves”, says Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communication Manager at

COUNTER HATE launches a good practice handbook for professionals

Vilnius, 12 April 2024 Hate crime is a matter of concern across Europe and poses major challenges at social, political and legal levels. Violent behaviour motivated by prejudice based on the victim’s disability, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, sexual apathy or gender expression poses a serious threat to democratic values in European

Breathtaking Premiere of the movie Femme took place in Vilnius

On 4 April 2024, the premiere of the film Femme took place in the Apollo cinema in cooperation with Lithuanian Pride and charming sharp-tongued drag queens Luka Mokka and Edma. The film was presented in cooperation with LT Pride by the distributor “Garsų pasaulio įrašai” and the Apollo cinema center. Guests of the premiere did

The Seimas Ombudsperson Erika Leonaitė found that the police officers’ inadequate response to the actions of hostile provocateurs during a peaceful assembly organised by the Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) did not guarantee the right of the participants of the assembly to peaceful assembly. The Seimas Ombudsman recommended that the Commissioner General of Police should take

Vilnius will Bid to Host EuroPride 2027

National LGBT rights organisation LGL, organiser of the Baltic Pride and LT Pride festivals in Vilnius, has submitted a letter of intent to the Board of the European Pride Organisers Association (EPOA), expressing its intent to submit an application to EPOA for the opportunity to organise EuroPride in Vilnius in 2027. Vilnius will compete with

Counter Hate Conference Focused on the Needs of Victims of Hate Crime

On 15 March 2024 the National LGBT organization LGL organized the final conference of the Counter Hate project “Fight Hate: A Victim-Oriented and Intersectoral Approach in the Fight Against Hate Crimes”, held at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania. During the event, the perspective of the needs of victims of hate crimes

LT Pride Festival Presented to Representatives of Nordic Embassies

On 12 March 2024 LT Pride festival, organized by the National LGBT rights organization LGL, was presented to the representatives of Nordic diplomatic representations to Lithuania. During the meeting the festival’s program and activities were discussed. The meeting was hosted by the Embassy of Norway to Lithuania. The Nordic countries will be represented in a

Baltic Surveys, a UK-Lithuanian market and public opinion research company, has conducted a survey initiated by the LSMC Institute of Sociology’s Department of Ethnic Studies and the NGO “Diversity Development Group” to find out the attitudes of the public towards ethnic, religious, migrant, and other social groups in Lithuania in 2023. A representative survey of

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