On September 5th, 2017 the Lithuanian news portal “” published an article on ideological views of some Lithuanian Government officials. Kristina Paulikė, an advisor of Linas Kukuraitis, the Minister of Social Affairs and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania, has secured a place among them. Prior to her appointment at the Ministry of Social Affairs


“Baltic Pride” 2016 Photo Book Now Available Online

The National LGBT* rights organization LGL proudly presents the “Baltic Pride” 2016 photo book now available online! Baltic Pride 2016 Photo Book, 2016 There are only a few copies of tastefully packaged hardcover edition of the Baltic Pride 2016 Photo Book left in LGL online store! Order the “Baltic Pride” 2016 photo book including unforgettable

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LGBT activists in Kosovo are celebrating their first ever pride parade. Hundreds of people attended the first ever official pride, held in the country’s capital of Pristina. There had been unofficial marches in the country previously, in an effort to tackle homophobia and transphobia in the state. Even the country’s president, Hashim Thaçi, who led

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LGL Celebrated International Coming Out Day with a Film Premiere and Discussion

On the 11th of October, 2017 the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL celebrated the International Coming Out Day in a lovely evening in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel in Lithuania and in the company of LBGT* community and all of our friends. The evening started in a movie theater “Pasaka” and was officially opened


Pakistan University Will Give Free Education to Trans People

The university wants to help trans people overcome stigma and become involved in society. A university in Pakistan announced it will give free education to trans people. Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) based in the capital Islamabad was Asia’s first distance learning university. It’s motto ‘education for all’ helped frame its decision to provide free


On September 29 – October 1, 2017 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Coordinator of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, participated in the annual conference of the international LGBTI youth organization “IGLYO” in Zagreb (Croatia). During the annual “IGLYO” conference, representatives of member organizations had an opportunity to discuss activities of “IGLYO”, elect its new Board Members,


Surrealism Workshop

I’m Giordano, a volunteer in LGL and a graduate from the University of Fine Arts, and I decided to create an interesting workshop for our community center involving my favorite art movement Surrealism. I have always been influenced by Surrealism for its beautiful images and particular meanings. Its ability to intertwine the subconscious, dreams and


Trump Administration Says it’s Legal to Discriminate Against Transgender Workers

The Trump administration is continuing its attack on civil rights laws by rolling back a policy protecting transgender employees from discrimination. The move, from Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is just the latest in a string of attacks on trans equality in the past few months. As well as banning transgender people from serving in the


EVS Volunteer Tatiana Participated in the Mid-Term Training in Trakai

Last September week I commenced my second half of the EVS with perfectly organized mid-term training. The training took place in the beautiful city of Trakai just 22 km away from Vilnius, surrounded by wonderful lakes and greenery. This experience was elevating and uplifting in so many ways. My mid-term training was filled with numerous

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Belarusian journalists: LGBT* topics no longer taboo in independent news

Although Lithuania has enjoyed almost three decades of independent media, themes such as those related to the LGBT community sometimes receive superficial and unprofessional coverage. Even so, progress is clear. Neighboring Belarus, whose government controls a large portion of public information channels, however, has little to celebrate. According to “Journalists for Tolerance” representatives Andrus and


Trans People in Nepal Can Now Update Their Gender on Citizenship Papers

Nepal’s Supreme Court ruled it violated human rights for people not to have their true gender on their personal documents. The Nepal Supreme Court has just made it possible for people to update all of their personal documents to reflect their true name and gender. Personal documents include citizenship papers, birth certificates and educational documents.


International Coming Out Day: Movie Premiere of “Out in the Dark”

On the occasion of the International Coming Out Day on October 11th, 2017 at 6 PM the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel in Vilnius, will organize the movie screening of “Out in the Dark” in Vilnius. An Israeli drama “Out in the Dark” (2012), centered on the love affair between two