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Welcome

We are happy to introduce this new information portal for LGBT* youth, people around them and emotional support providers. We want young LGBT* people to have access to quality support and information relevant to their needs; we want young LGBT* to be heard.

“išgirsti” (which means “to hear” or “to be heard”, depending on where you put the stress) is a concise and systematic resource on many topics relevant to LGBT* youth, their family members, friends, teachers, psychologists, and emotional support providers who want to better understand issues that many an LGBT* young person might be facing.

LGBT* experiences are too varied to be entirely covered by a single source; “išgirsti”, therefore, does not aspire to give everything there is to know about the topics we merely scratch the surface of. Instead, we hope that the information presented here can serve as an introduction and a gateway to further exploring the issues you might care about.

If there is a topic you think is worth covering or if you feel that we have omitted a question essential to LGBT* youth and people around them, please let us know by sending a message and thus helping “išgirsti” to grow.

Connecting Voices

This portal is part of the “Connecting Voices” initiative by Association “In Corpore” and friends. Our aim is to expand the accessibility of quality information and emotional support for LGBT* youth. Simultaneously, we seek to bring more visibility to issues faced by young LGBT* people in Lithuania.

In cooperation with our partner organizations “Youth Line” and “Psychological Health Perspectives”, we seek to develop a denser emotional support network for LGBT* people. We organize training for emotional support volunteers and psychological health professionals so they can provide efficient and quality service to LGBT* individuals and people around them.

Moreover, in order to get young people and the society at large better acquainted with different experiences of LGBT* youth, we combine efforts with the Vilnius LGBT* Festival “Kreivės” to organize film screenings and discussions in four Lithuanian towns.

The project is supported by EEA Grants.

Organisation

“In Corpore” is a space for social activism. For us, though, activism is not limited to efforts for equal rights. Our initiatives are rooted in personal experiences and observations that political and legal action often appears to be outside one’s everyday concerns. Niches that we aim to fill with our activities include LGBT* culture, emotional wellbeing, and better understanding among different groups.

We do not seek to be the voice of the entire LGBT* community, but with our cultural and social initiatives we create safe spaces, where the community can talk to itself and articulate its voice which could be heard by the society at large.

Although most of what we do relates to self-expression, visibility and acceptance of the LGBT* community, we see these matters as inseparable from the wider issues of human rights, social justice and environmental sustainability.

“In Corpore” has been in existence since 2004, because we care about, we see the point in, and we feel rewarded by what we do. For us, activism is unimaginable without voluntary work and being demanding of oneself and others. Through our work, we discover that our vision is shared by others and silently rejoice in our great small successes.

People

Augustas Čičelis
Platform
Alvyda Šinušaitė
Social and video space, Emotional support
Rūta Ruolytė
Portal
Darius Matas
Social and video space
Laura Varžgalytė
Portal
Dominykas Vaitiekūnas
Social and video space
Justė Puzinaitė
Portal
Justinas Šuliokas
Portal

Partners

Contact us

Association “In Corpore”

 

Correspondence address:

Šv. Stepono g. 13-13, 01139 Vilnius

+370 684 12216

in@in-co.lt

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