On July 10, 2019 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in a meeting organized by Lithuanian Prosecutor General Office on hate crimes and hate speech. Lithuanian General Prosecutors’ Office’s, representatives from district prosecutors’ offices, representatives of NGOs, working in the field, participated in the meeting. The aim of the

LGL Representative Participated in Oslo Pride International Programme 2019

On June 19-23, 2019 Miglė Šarakauskaitė, Project Manager at National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in Oslo Pride International Programme, organized by Oslo Pride, Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Amnesty International Norway and FRI (Norwegian Organization for Sexual and Gender Diversity). Oslo Pride International Programme is organized annually since 2016. The aim is to highlight challenges, as well

On 5th July, 2019 the National LGBT organization LGL held an LGBT sensitivity training for the employees of the main Lithuanian news portal 15min.lt. By organizing this training, LGL aimed to raise the awareness of professional journalists in fighting the phenomenon of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in mass media. During the training, journalists were familiarized

“Baltic Pride“ 2019 Magazine Published on LGL Website

On the occasion of the “Baltic Pride” 2019, the National LGBT rights organization LGL has released an exclusive free magazine featuring the stories of the stars of LGBT human rights movement as well as the program of the festival. The magazine is now available on LGL website. The exclusive “Baltic Pride” publication presents the interviews

Let’s Talk About Our Schools

IGLYO is partnering with 17 of our member organisations, including the National LGBT rights organization LGL to conduct the largest European-wide LGBTQI schools survey. If you are under 24, living in Europe, and are L, G, B, T, Q or I please take 10-15 minutes to tell us about your current or recent experiences of

In the evening of June 6th, a massive support message for the Lithuanian LGBT community was shown on NASDAQ’s HQ tower in Times Square, New York City. This message was created by NASDAQ headquarters in Lithuania, in support for the Baltic Pride 2019 festival. A colorful billboard attracted the eyes of New Yorkers and visitors

The participants of the International Baltic Pride 2019 Human Rights Conference were greeted by European Commissioner V. Jourova and the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 issues issues R. Boissonnault. Participants of the International “Baltic Pride” Human Rights Conference, which took part on June 6th in the Tolerance center in Vilnius, were greeted

LGL Launched a Survey on Hate Speech Online

In June 2019 the national LGBT rights organization LGL, launched a survey of hate speech online incidents against LGBT people. The survey will be conducted in summer, 2019. With the popularity of social networking sites, every internet user has the right to freely express their thoughts on various issues. Many online portal commentators have moved

Moments from the Baltic Pride March Captured in LGL Video

National LGBT Rights Organization LGL has released a video clip of the Baltic Pride 2019 March for Equality. On June 8th, 10,000 people took part in the Baltic Pride March “For Equality!”. The event was accompanied by a positive atmosphere, a feeling of freedom, unity and pride. The crowd walking in the center of Vilnius

4 LGBT themed movie screenings took place during the Baltic Pride festival in Vilnius from 6th to 8th of June. Movie screenings were organized by In Corpore, the organizers of Vilnius Queer Festival Kreivės, and featured an extremely diverse line-up of films focused on LGBTQI life and community. Entrance was free, with a donation of

The Baltic Pride March for Equality, which took place on June 8th in Vilnius this year, is both a celebration of who we are as well as a protest demanding equality for members of the LGBT community. This year’s slogan was “We Are Family”. Baltic Pride only comes to Vilnius once every three years, and

Spectacular Pride Voices Gala event at the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre

On the evening of June 7th, the National LGBT rights organization LGL invited friends and sponsors of the “Baltic Pride 2019” to gather and celebrate diversity and equality in an exclusive “Pride Voices Gala” event held at the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre. This event provided a unique opportunity to hear the stories of LGBT community