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LGL presents new publication on experiences by transgender individuals in the Lithuanian labor market

The National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL presents its brand new publication “#TRANS_LT: Documenting Experiences of Transgender People in Employment”. The summary of information collected throughout ten interviews with the members of the local transgender community clearly indicates that transgender people in Lithuania encounter numerous instances of discrimination and harassment at work. The presented publication seeks
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Lithuanian Government Pushes Opposite-Sex Partnership Bill

On August 11th, 2016 the Government of the Republic of Lithuania gave approval to the changes proposed by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania to the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania which would legalize civil partnership of opposite-sex couples and further exclude same-sex couples from legal recognition of same-sex relationships.
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Lithuanian Parliament Proceeds with Banning Same-Sex Couples from Constitutional Concept of Family Life

On June 28th, 2016 the Lithuanian Parliament voted in favor of the constitutional amendment, which seeks to eliminate same-sex couples from the ambit of the constitutional concept of family life. 74 MPs voted in favor of the constitutional amendment, 19 MPs voted against and 20 MPs abstained. This vote implicates that no sooner than in
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Unity triumphed at the Baltic Pride Park Concert

After the Baltic Pride 2016 March for Equality, which took place on Gediminas Avenue on June 18th, all LGBT* community members and friends were invited to the art factory LOFTAS for a delightful Baltic Pride Park Concert. Baltic Pride Park Concert featured the legendary winner of the Eurovision Song Contest Dana International, who is well
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Vilnius Celebrated Baltic Pride 2016

On 18th June, 2016 a crowd of 3000 Lithuanian LGBT* community members and their allies participated in the March for Equality on the central avenue in the downtown of Vilnius to celebrate the Baltic Pride 2016, the most important LGBT* (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community event in the Baltic states, organized by the National
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The National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL presents its brand new publication “#TRANS_LT: Documenting Experiences of Transgender People in Employment”. The summary of information collected throughout ten interviews with the members of the local transgender community clearly indicates that transgender people in Lithuania encounter numerous instances of discrimination and harassment at work. The presented publication seeks

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Last month we experienced a great Drag workshop. This time we moved a bit forward, passing from the drag notions – more related to performance and entertainment, to the concept of “gender f**k” – more political and committed. Gender f**k is the specific strategy that you can conduct to subvert, disrupt or bend traditional gender

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MEP Valentinas Mazuronis: LGBT* Marches are Conscious Instigation of Society

On June 17th, 2016 Valentinas Mazuronis, a member of the European Parliament’s Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and the chairman of Lithuania’s Labour Party, published an article in Lithuanian news portal tv3.lt, expressing his negative attitude towards the Lithuanian LGBT* community’s right to march at the “Baltic Pride” 2016 March for

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LGL presents “Baltic Pride” 2016 Photo Book

A special pre-sale of the “Baltic Pride” 2016 Photo Book has started in LGL Online Store. The tastefully packaged hardcover edition of the Baltic Pride 2016 Photo Book features 176 pages of unforgettable Augustas Didžgalvis photos for only 22 Euros! Order the “Baltic Pride” 2016 Photo Book  NOW. Could there be a better gift for

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Colombian LGBT groups endorse peace deal

More than 100 LGBT advocacy groups in Colombia have endorsed the peace deal between the country’s government and a rebel group that would end a decades-long war. Colombia Diversa, Caribe Afirmativo and other organizations launched a campaign on Tuesday that urges Colombians to vote for the agreement in a referendum that is set to take

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Building bridge between Rome and Vilnius

Two Italian guys, Serena Cantoni and Marco Quaresima, came to Vilnius last week to conduct a research on the LGBT* general situation in Lithuania and realize a photo traveling exhibit that will connect Rome with Vilnius, creating a new international relationship. Our European Volunteer Service (EVS) volunteers, Yuri and Marina (the EVS is a project

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This same sex couple are both biological parents to triplets

A South African couple have been blessed to become fathers to, not one, not two but three children after their surrogate gave birth to triplets. The couple met their surrogate during the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, having been his neighbour. The two men, Theo and Christo Menelaou, are the biological parents of the children, having

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California lawmakers pass inclusive unisex bathroom bill

Vote takes place on same day judge in Texas blocks similar federal guidelines. California moved a major step closer on Monday (22 August) to having the most inclusive restroom access law in the US. The bill, AB 1732, has now passed both houses of the state legislature and becomes law if signed by Governor Jerry

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Now same-sex couples can officially get married in Antarctica

Same-sex couples will now be able to marry officially in the British Antarctic Territory. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has announced plans to launch a consultation in order to review same-sex marriage legislation in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT). Although same-sex marriage became legal in the BAT at the same time as the law

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There is now a record 51 openly LGBTI athletes competing in the Rio Olympics. Olympic swimmer Rachele Bruni has won silver in the 10km marathon, and she decided to come out by dedicating the medal to her supportive girlfriend. Thanking her ‘beloved’, Diletta Faina, who had accompanied Bruni to Rio, after her second place finish.

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Homosexuality and the Olympic movement: towards better Games

Ian Jobling, Director of the Centre for Olympic Studies at the University of Queensland, looks at the history of gay Olympians. Sport remains “one of the last bastions of cultural and institutional homophobia” in Western societies. The first openly gay Olympians did not compete until the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. But the first known gay Olympic

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Ukraine just celebrated its first LGBTI Pride outside Kiev

‘Now the whole world sees that Odessa is really an open and safe city. A city in which there is a place for all.’ Ukraine held its first Pride March outside Kiev at the weekend – and it went without any major incidents. On Saturday (13 August), between 50 and 100 marchers came together on