LGBT rights

Lithuanian society 'more accepting of LGBT people', but institutional progress stalls
2016 m. gegužės 20 d. 09:42
Tomas Raskevičius, an LGBT policy coordinator at the Lithuanian Gay League , spoke about the issues facing the LGBT community in Lithuania and some of the...
Lithuania drops in world rankings for LGBT rights
2016 m. gegužės 11 d. 09:00
Lithuania has been ranked 36th out of 49 countries in a LGBT rights rankings of countries compiled by Rainbow Europe.
Lithuanian City of London Club becomes official supporter of Baltic Pride
2016 m. gegužės 9 d. 15:54
The Lithuanian City of London Club has become an official sponsor of Baltic Pride 2016, an...
It’s not just about ‘Pride’ for Lithuania’s LGBT community  (1)
2016 m. balandžio 28 d. 08:09
This June, Vilnius is hosting Baltic Pride for the third time, an annual LGBT event that...
Non-obstruction is Vilnius Municipality's way of supporting Baltic Pride 2016
2016 m. balandžio 26 d. 11:23
The Lithuanian Gay League says that it is “very happy” with the support it has...
Tolerance and awareness-promoting initiatives honoured with Equality and Diversity Awards
2016 m. balandžio 19 d. 12:44
The annual Equality and Diversity Awards were handed out on Monday to celebrate projects and initiatives that contributed to advancing human rights and tolerance in...
Lithuania’s star swimmer’s father stuns Gay League with letter
2016 m. balandžio 6 d. 09:31
The Lithuanian Gay League invited swimmer Rūta Meilutytė to march in the Baltic Pride event in Vilnius this year, but received an unexpected answer from her father...
Baltic Pride in Vilnius bringing LGBT rights into focus before elections
2016 m. balandžio 5 d. 09:33
The Baltic Pride is returning to Vilnius this June. The third LGBT pride event in the...
Social media campaign raises funds for homeless LGBT couple
2016 m. vasario 11 d. 11:28
A social media campaign by young Lithuanian filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas raised €900 to...
Lithuania refuses residency permit to same-sex spouse  (4)
2016 m. sausio 28 d. 12:27
Lithuania's Migration Department has refused to issue a temporary residence permit to a...
Transgender Lithuanians share their stories in online videos
2015 m. gruodžio 8 d. 15:27
The Lithuanian LGBT rights group LGL has produced a series of videos in order to raise awareness about and visibility of transgender people in the country. Part of...
Opinion: Putin the troll  (1)
2015 m. lapkričio 28 d. 09:55
Tolkienites would say that trolls are creatures originated from stone and that they lurk in dark caves and gloomy forests, that they’re the scivies of evil forces...
Lithuanian LGBT community secures permit for pride march in Vilnius  (1)
2015 m. spalio 21 d. 16:31
The Lithuanian Gay League (LGL), an LGBT rights organization, has announced that Baltic...
24 percent of Lithuanians approve same-sex marriage
2015 m. spalio 5 d. 14:29
Every fourth Lithuanian thinks that same-sex marriage should be legalized throughout the...
Doubts about Ten Walls' new project being vehicle for pro-LGBT message  (1)
2015 m. spalio 5 d. 12:26
The career of Lithuanian producer-musician Marijus Adomaitis, better known internationally...
Same-sex couples gets married in British Embassy in Estonia  (3)
2015 m. rugpjūčio 21 d. 15:09
The first same-sex marriage was concluded in Tallinn between a British national and his Estonian partner. The two men were married on 14 August by British Consul...
How do people in Vilnius react to two guys holding hands?  (4)
2015 m. rugpjūčio 4 d. 13:34
Two guys holding hands in Moscow and Kiev - participants of a recent social experiment aimed at testing Russians' and Ukrainians' attitudes towards gay people - have...
Polish organizations in Lithuania under criticism for homophobic T-shirts  (1)
2015 m. liepos 23 d. 17:02
LGBT groups on Thursday expressed regret over the choice of Polish organizations in...
Lithuanian parliament speaker 'not ready' for same-sex partnerships
2015 m. liepos 22 d. 10:22
The Lithuanian society is not ready for same-sex partnerships , Speaker of the Lithuanian...
Strasbourg court ruling on same-sex unions relevant for Lithuania, lawyer says
2015 m. liepos 21 d. 19:01
The new practice of the European Court of Human Rights on regulation of same-sex...
Brussels to hear complaint on restricted broadcast of LGBT video in Lithuania
2015 m. liepos 20 d. 11:01
The European Commission (EU) plans to look into the complaint filed by the Lithuanian Gay League , an LGBT rights NGO, about the restrictions to air its video ad...
A very good week for President Obama  (1)
2015 m. birželio 29 d. 08:20
On Friday morning whilst he was preparing the eulogy for the nine murdered black people in Charleston, South Carolina, United States President Barack Obama...
Lithuania grapples with homophobia  (9)
2015 m. birželio 25 d. 09:21
Lithuania has recently started discussing its attitudes towards homosexuality, in what...
Riga hosts EuroPride march of 5,000  (3)
2015 m. birželio 20 d. 18:12
The capital of Latvia , Riga, hosted EuroPride on Saturday with 5,000 people flying in from...
Lithuanian army claimed to discriminate against gay servicemen
2015 m. birželio 17 d. 15:12
Lithuania's defence minister has been forced to reassure that the country's military does...
Lithuanian parliament speaker speaks out against same-sex marriage
2015 m. birželio 17 d. 10:42
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Loreta Graužinienė says she opposes same-sex marriages, giving no clear answer about partnership.
Lithuania's civil partnership bill to be reviewed by catholic church
2015 m. birželio 16 d. 11:39
Final adjustments to a bill on registered partnership, drafted by the Lithuanian Ministry of Justice , are being made with the Catholic Church , and the document...
Human Rights Watch criticizes Lithuanian justice minister's stance on same-sex partnership
2015 m. birželio 11 d. 11:56
The Lithuanian justice minister’s blanket rejection of a gender neutral bill to allow...
Opinion: Homophobia and the ambiguous problem of individual freedom  (29)
2015 m. birželio 11 d. 08:10
The recent sensation around the homophobic Facebook post written by the Lithuanian DJ “Ten...
Lithuanian president comments on homophobic Facebook rant by DJ Ten Walls  (1)
2015 m. birželio 10 d. 16:00
The recent homophobic rant by Lithuanian DJ and producer Marijus Adomaitis, known...