Social video

Lithuanian Trans* Persons Featured in a Social Video for the First Time

The National LGBT* rights organization LGL, advocating for LGBT* rights in Lithuania, proudly presents the social videos of its ongoing social campaign #TRANS_LT, aimed at increasing the visibility of trans* people in Lithuanian society. The social videos, filmed by a creative team of LGL and local movie director Romas Zabarauskas, feature the members of the

EC

On the 13th of July, 2015 the national LGBT* rights organization LGL received an official notification from the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology, stating that the Commission began investigation regarding LGL’s appeal under the European Union (EU) directive infringement process. A formal complaint, prepared in collaboration with the European LGBTI

LGL photo

Eurovision Stars Promote Message of Tolerance

On the 17th of May, 2015, celebrated throughout the world as the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), the official opening ceremony for Eurovision took place at Vienna’s City Hall Square. Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director of the national LGBT* rights organization LGL, was among the few lucky fans invited to the red carpet event,

LGL photo

At 1:00 pm on the 15th of May, 2015, the national LGBT* rights organization LGL’s Board Chair, Elena Dapkūnaitė, and Executive Director, Vladimir Simonko, presented the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė with the “Change It!” petition signatures. LGL leadership presented a representative of the presidential office with the signatures collected in support

Cover

Support changes: donate 2% to LGL

The arrival of Spring calls for reflection upon the past year, and the goals and expectations that defined it. Last year, the national LGBT* rights organization LGL completed more projects and hosted more events for the general public and the LGBT* community than ever before, and these initiatives were recognized both in Lithuania and abroad.

LGBT-home-image

“Amnesty International” criticizes Lithuania’s violation of LGBT* rights

In its annual report concerning the state of human rights throughout the world, the international non-governmental organization Amnesty International criticized Lithuania’s violation of LGBT* rights. “The law designed for the ‘protection of minors’ against the detrimental effect of public information violates the freedom of self-expression of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people,” states the

Ulrike Lunacek

EP Vice-President Criticizes Lithuania for Violating LGBT* Rights

Amid the European Commission’s (EC) analysis whether the Lithuanian Law on the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information is in line the EU acquis, a group of MEPs on February 26th, 2015 criticized the Baltic state for the continuing discrimination of LGBT* people, reports Lithuanian news agency BNS. “I think we

EC

Lithuania’s Ban on ‘Homosexual Propaganda’ is under EU Scrutiny

Following a submission to the European Commission by the national LGBT* organization LGL, the EU institutions will follow closely the ‘homosexual propaganda’ legislation in Lithuania, reports Lithuanian news agency “BNS.” The Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the European Parliament will discuss the situation in Lithuanian situation on Thursday. The European Commission (EC)

Keisk vaizdo klipas

LGL social video clip finally aired on Lithuanian television

The video clip created over half a year ago by the national LGBT* rights organization LGL will finally reach television audiences and shall be aired without restrictions. As of February 13th of this year, the network “Info TV” will be showing it from 6pm onwards, during the most-watched timeslot. The video clip is a part

keisk

LGL appealed Court’s judgment to Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania

On November 5th, 2014 the national LGBT* rights organization LGL applied to Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania under Vilnius Regional Administrative Court’s judgment to reject LGL’s appeal against social video censorship. On October 23rd, 2014 LGL appealed to Vilnius Regional Administrative Court, requesting to revoke the decision by the Lithuanian Office of the Inspector of Journalist