Lithuanian Gay League
LGL is a national, non-governmental, non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of the LGBT* individuals in Lithuania.
LGL fights against homophobia and transphobia, discrimination and social exclusion and it is inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions within its advocacy work.
LGL has been registered with the national authorities in 1995, thus rendering it one of the most mature NGOs in the country.
In addition to this, LGL is the sole organization in Lithuania that is working exclusively on the LGBT* issues. The main objectives of the organization are as follow: (1) promoting human rights and equal opportunities; (2) promoting equality in the spheres of employment and occupation; (3) promoting social inclusion and integration; (4) promoting family rights and acknowledgment of family diversity, including same-sex couples; (5) developing skills by the members of the organization and encouraging the represented social groups to participate within the activities of the organization; (6) building capacity and developing skills of the organization itself.
In the course of its , the LGL has implemented number of projects with the view of promoting LGBT* rights in Lithuania.
Upon the initiative by the organization, the sole LGBT* community center in the country was established in Vilnius in 2005.
In 2014 more than 50 events took place in the LGBT* center and the total number of participants within these activities amounts to app. 1200 individuals.
More information on the LGL and its activities can be found on www.lgl.lt/en and www.facebook.com/lgl.lt.