LGL Announced the Slogan for the Baltic Pride March

The organizer of the Baltic Pride 2022 festival, National LGBT rights organization LGL announced the slogan for the Baltic Pride March: for Equality and Peace. The March for Equality and Peace will take place on the 4th of June, 2022 in Vilnius. “This year, with the events of the Baltic Pride 2022 festival, we will

LGL invites to register groups participating in the Baltic Pride March

The National LGBT rights organization LGL invites those participating at the Baltic Pride 2022 March for Equality and Peace in groups (more than 10 people) to complete a group registration form. Individuals do not need to register if you march on foot, you only need to show up an hour before departure. Organizations that want

The Winners Received the National Equality and Diversity Awards

On the 26th of April, 2022 the National Equality and Diversity Awards were presented at a solemn ceremony at the National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. The most important human rights awards in Lithuania are given for merits in the fields of gender equality, dialogue between nations, LGBTI+ equality, age, disability,

In 2020, Colin Ratushniak made history of La Ronge, when he was elected as the first openly gay mayor of the town, situated in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada. His activism continues to transform La Ronge into community that is accepting inclusivity and diversity. In the past Colin was a professional ice skater, having toured the world

On April 19-20, 2022 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communication Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in the kick-off partner meeting of the project “Colourful Childhoods”, which took place in Sofia (Bulgaria). „Colourful Childhoods“ focuses on violence against LGBTIQ children in vulnerable contexts. Colourful Childhoods aims at preventing and combating all forms of violence against

CHOICE: How can we make school more inclusive?

“The elimination of social inequalities requires inclusive education. It requires schools open to all students, democratic schools that respect the diversity of each child”. On Wednesday 30 May 2022, from 17:00-18:30, KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre organised an online event on the topic of inclusion in education and the elimination of discrimination around

Representatives of LGL Participated in the CHOICE Project Conference in Athens

On March 29-30, 2022 representatives of the National LGBT Rights Organization LGL participated in the final partners’ meeting and conference of the project “CHOICE: Promoting School Environments Inclusive of Diversity based on SOGI” held in Athens (Greece). The project conference presented the successful activities of the project, including workshops for educators and parents and an

Free Mobile App Launched for the Baltic Pride 2022

The organizers of the “Baltic Pride” 2022, National LGBT rights organization LGL, launched a new mobile application dedicated to the festival, which will be held in Vilnius from 1st to 5th of June. The app is designed to help festival participants to learn about all events, get to know speakers and performers and interact with other participants.

On 21 March, 2022 a peaceful protest near the Lithuanian Parliament in support for same-sex partnership and LGBT equality, initiated by actress Elžbieta Latėnaitė, was held. A crowd of LGBT persons and their allies called for the Law on Partnership not to be removed from the agenda of the Parliament. “I hope that some politicians

LGBTI Human Rights in 2021: Hostile Rhetoric, Hatred, and Community Resilience

The international LGBTI rights association ILGA-Europe has published a review of 2021, which reveals the situation of LGBTI rights in Europe and Central Asia. The publication reviews legal, political and social developments in 54 countries and 4 European institutions, revealing key trends in LGBTI human rights. On the one hand, the year 2021 was marked

Is Lithuanian Migration Policy Sensitive Enough for the LGBTI Asylum Seekers?

Recently one Iraqi man reported to LGL that he will be able to reunite with his same-sex partner as both men were granted an asylum by the Lithuanian authorities in late December, 2021. Only a few asylum applications resulted in positive decisions since in the increased migration flow from August, which leaves the majority of

LGL Advocacy Efforts Within the Context of the Third Cycle Universal Periodic Review

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique human right mechanism under which the human rights situation of all United Nantions Member States is reviewed every 5 years. 42 States are reviewed each year. Consideration for Lithuania is scheduled on Wednesday, 26 January 2022. LGL contributed to the alternative report joint submission of the Human Rights Organizations Coalition