On 17th October, 2019 representatives of the National LGBT rights organization LGL had a meeting with representatives of the Vilnius County Police Headquarters. During the meeting, issues of hate crime and hate speech against members of the LGBT community and opportunities for cooperation were discussed.
LGL presented to the Lithuanian police representatives the results of recent research on hate crime and hate speech against LGBT people in Lithuania, highlighted the importance of successful cooperation at the Baltic Pride Festival, and presented projects aimed at countering hate crime and hate speech against LGBT people.
It is hoped that further successful cooperation between LGL and the Lithuanian Police will significantly contribute to addressing hate crimes and hate speech against members of the LGBT community.
The meeting was organized as part of the project “Eliminating Transphobic, Homobophic and Biphobic Stereotypes through Better Media Representation (E.T.HO.S.)” with the financial support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union.