LGL Executive Director Participated at the CoE Parliamentary Assembly Hearing

On 22 June 2023 Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated at Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination joint hearing with the Parliamentary Platform for the rights of LGBTI people in Europe in Strasbourg, France. The Executive Director of LGL gave a presentation on attempts to

LET’S GET LOUD! The EU LGBTIQ Survey 3 is online NOW!

Are you lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ) living in Europe? We want to hear from you! The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) launches today its EU-wide survey to capture the experiences, views and concerns of LGBTIQ people. The findings will drive policies to further protect and promote LGBTIQ people’s rights. The survey is

LGL took part in the Baltic Pride 2023 in Tallinn

On 8-10 June 2023 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL participated in the Baltic Pride 2023 festival in Tallinn, Estonia. Representatives of LGL took part in the Rainbow Heroes gala, the international conference “A diverse environment, a safer Estonia!” and, of course, the Baltic Pride March. On 9 June LGL Executive Director Vladimir

Baltic Pride will take place in Tallinn on 6-11 June

On June 6, Baltic Pride 2023 begins, which has found its way to Tallinn again after six years. Baltic Pride 2023, with the motto “One for all and all for equality”, takes place this time under the solidarity and intersectionality, which means that the LGBT+ community is not alone at Pride. The program of the

On June 9 at 10:30 am, the Baltic Pride 2023 conference “Kväärikas keskkond, turvalisem Eesti!” (“Worthy Queer Environment – Safer Estonia!”) will commence at Telia headquarters. How to create a secure environment? How to discuss LGBT+ related topics with students? Why should an employer be interested in sexual and gender identity? These are just some

LGL Team Participated in the IDAHOT Forum in Reykjavik

On 8-12 May 2023 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL visited Reykjavik (Iceland), where they had a chance to participate in meetings with representatives of the “Samtökin ’78” and attend the international IDAHOT forum. On 9 May LGL representatives attended Samtokin78’s 45th birthday party, where they had the opportunity to meet Iceland’s Minister

First Results on SafeNet‘s continuous monitoring have been published

National LGBT rights organization LGL is implementing a 24 month project SafeNet: Monitoring and Reporting for Safer Online Environments. Joining 21 partners and coordinated by INACH (International Network against Cyber Hate), the project focuses on continuous monitoring and reporting hate speech content to the IT companies and responsible authorities and awareness raising by regular advocacy towards the social media

On 17-24 April 2023 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, and Violeta and Lina, volunteers of the LGL emotional support platform for LGBT students, parents and teachers, participated in a practical learning mobility program in Reykjavík (Iceland). LGL representatives were interested in the good practices applied in Iceland in the

LGL Conducted Trainings for Professionals Working with Children

In April 2023 the National LGBT rights organization LGL conducted training for professionals working with children. Child rights specialists from Vilnius and Kaunas and teachers from Radviliškis participated in the training. During the training, the challenges faced by LGBT students, the situation of LGBT students in Lithuania, the legal framework, and ways to prevent bullying

LGL Representative Participated at a Conference on LGBTIQ Equality

On 12 April 2023 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communication Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated at a high level Conference on LGBTIQ Equality in the European Union, hosted in Sweden by the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union in cooperation with the European Commission. LGL representative had an opportunity to meet

For the first time in Lithuania’s history, three same-sex couples are going to court to defend their right to start a family and register their marriage in Lithuania. According to the Association of Tolerant Youth, which initiated these strategic cases, they aim to resolve the main obstacles in recognizing and regulating these couples’ relationships. “When

On 29 March 2023 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized the first-ever in-person conference in Lithuania specially designated to the topic of LGBTI inclusion in the workplace, “Direction: Employment. Strengthening LGBTQ Workplace Inclusion”. The event explored topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), its recent trends, challenges, and good practices, as well as the