Human Rights vs Aggressive Information

In the framework of the Project “Promotion of Democracy – independent information dissemination from the Human Rights perspective“ LGL together with activists from partner countries Belarus and Ukraine, conducted a desk research on the topics of aggressive information in Lithuanian, Belarusian and Ukranian media, the legal framework of each Country and the relation between Human Rights activists

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LGL Annual Report for 2017 Now Available Online

The National LGBT* rights organization LGL is proud to announce the annual report for 2017. Transparency and independence from any political or financial interests are one of the most important goals for our organization in order to achieve effective inclusion and social integration of local LGBT* community. LGL’s annual report for 2017 comprehensively presents organization’s

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LGL Submits Shadow Report to Universal Periodic Review

On 12th October, 2018  the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL, in cooperation with international human rights organization “ILGA-Europe” , Transgender Europe (TGEU) and “OII Europe” , made a joint Universal Periodic Review submission to the UN Human Rights Council on the LGBT* human rights situation in the country. The shadow report, submitted by LGL and

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J. G. Kosciw: “You are Encouraging Brain Drain since School Desk”

Bullying at school is a universal issue, believes Joseph G. Kosciw, the Head of the Research and Strategy at the Gay, Lesbian and Heterosexual Education Network (GLSEN). However, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) students receive it even from teachers. In an interview with IQ reporter Kosciw said that this even can be partly attributed

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LGL Representative Participated in the Annual “IGLYO” Conference in Edinburgh

On October 4-7, 2018 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Coordinator of National LGBT* rights organization LGL, participated in the annual conference organized by the international LGBTI youth and student organization “IGLYO” in Edinburgh (United Kingdom). During the annual “IGLYO” conference, members of the organization had an opportunity to discuss the future goals for “IGLYO”, admit new members,

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On September 25th, 2018 the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania began the procedure aimed at determining whether Constitutional provisions regarding freedom of movement of family members apply for same-sex couples. The case dates back to 2015 when a Belarussian citizen married to a Lithuanian man and applied to the immigration authorities for permission

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LGL Representative Participated in a Meeting at European Commission Headquarters

On 26th September, 2018 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Coordinator of the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in a meeting at the European Commission Headquarters in Brussels (Belgium), attended by the representatives of the European Commission, social networks and NGOs. During the meeting the representatives of Google+, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Youtube discussed the upcoming

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LGL’s Intern Nele: LGBT Advocacy in A Challenging Environment

Coming to Lithuania, I had only a vague idea of the country, the LGBT rights situation, or the work I was going to be doing. I knew Lithuania was considered one of the most homo-, bi- and transphobic countries in the European Union: that it was one of very few European countries without any legal

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Conference on the rights of transgender people in Lithuania

On September 6th 2018, the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania held a conference on the state of the rights of transgender persons, during which international and local human rights experts as well as medical and legal representatives discussed the situation in Lithuania ahead of decisions on the pending gender reassignment bill drafts. Prof. Vytautas Mizaras

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Foreign Affairs Minister visits LGL office

On Monday, September 17th, LGL welcomed the Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Mr. Linas Linkevičius, at our office in Vilnius. Together with Donatas Butkus, director of the Human Rights Division of the United Nations, International Organizations and Human Rights Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he expressed his solidarity with the

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“Call It Hate” training on campaigning in Sofia (Bulgaria)

On September 18 – 19, 2018 Ignas Rėkašius – LGL‘s Project Manager – took part in the training on campaigning as part of the international project “Call It Hate: Raising Awareness of Anti-LGBT Hate Crime“, held in a newly established LGBTI+ community center Rainbow Hub in Sofia, Bulgaria. During the two-day training, the participants discussed

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LGL’s Intern Eros: Learning from the Context of LGL

It is always important to consider things in context. This means both on the local scale, as well as globally. Working for non-profits and NGOs it can be easy to get caught up in a small silo or on a highly broad conceptual global scale, and while it’s important that work is done in both