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Chairwoman of Health Affairs Committee of Seimas: “AIDS is God’s Punishment for Immoral Behavior”

On November 14th, 2016 56 members of Lithuanian Peasant and Green Party entered the Lithuanian Parliament. One of the newly elected politicians, MP Agnė Širinskienė, was appointed as a Chairwoman for Committee on Health Affairs of Seimas on November 22nd. A controversy was caused when her Ph.D. dissertation Healthcare issues complicated by AIDS and ethical-moral
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Seminar-Discussion “#LAISVA_LT: Overview of Human Rights in Lithuania“

On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights, Human Rights Monitoring Institute and National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL cordially invite you to the seminar-discussion “#LAISVA_LT: Overview of Human Rights in Lithuania“. As pointed out by non-governmental organizations that monitor and document human rights situation in Lithuania, these rights are
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Newcomers from Farmers’ and Green‘s Party Claim Victory in Lithuanian Parliamentary Elections

On 23rd October, 2016 the Farmers’ and Green Party won in the second round of the Lithuanian general elections. Led by its leader Ramūnas Karbauskis, it now has 56 seats in the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania. It drew ahead of the Homeland Union-Christian Democratic Party, which has 31 MPs, of Gabrielius Landsbergis, who
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New Labor Code Does Not Prohibit Discrimination on Grounds of Gender Identity

The new Lithuanian Labor Code that takes effect on January 1 th, 2017 does not include gender identity as prohibited discriminatory ground. During the period between 2014 and 2016 the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL closely monitored the drafting developments of the new Labor Code and advocated for the recognition of gender identity. However the
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LGL Meets with 25 Governments in Preparation for Lithuanian UPR Process

On October 3-7, 2016 the representative of the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL participated in the UPR Advocacy Week in Geneva (Switzerland). During the week LGL met with the representatives of 25 different Governments, encouraging them to make LGBT* specific recommendations within the framework of the upcoming Lithuanian Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, which will
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During a video interview for media outlet Alfa the leader of the ruling Lithuanian Peasant and Green Party Ramūnas Karbauskis insisted that his party „will not have a liberal view on same sex partnership law“. The politician further emphasized that „same sex partnerships not be considered by the current Lithuanian Parliament“. Earlier this year the

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Hundreds attend global LGBT rights conference in Bangkok

LGBT rights advocates and allies from all over the world have gathered in Bangkok this week for the 28th ILGA World Conference. The gathering began in the Thai capital on Monday. Activists are be meeting and networking, discussing recent achievements and planning next steps all week. “This conference … provides a space for the LGBTI

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History made as trans woman becomes top female finisher in large road cycling race

History was made as a trans woman became the top female finisher in a large road bicycling race. Jillian Bearden, 36, rode for the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance in the El Tour De Tucson in Arizona. She won the women’s 106-mile race in 4:36:07. ‘It’s absolutely huge,’ Bearden said of her achievement. ‘We’re at a

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New EU accession reports: LGBTI rights in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Earlier this month, the European Commission’s published its annual progress reports on accession states’ progress towards EU Membership. The reports include important and extensive information on the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in those 7 countries. The reports show that LGBTI people continue to face discrimination, threats and violence in the Western

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Gay rights activists march in New Delhi amid continuing LGBT discrimination

Gay rights activists have marched in an annual parade in India’s capital, New Delhi. The event drew attention to the still prevalent discrimination against homosexuals in the country. Hundreds of people marched in the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Sunday in an annual gay rights parade in a country that still has a law criminalizing

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MP Širinskienė: Homosexuality is Not a State of Being

During an interview for a debate show “Teisė Žinoti”, broadcasted by Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) on November 27th, 2016 Agnė Širinskienė, MP and the newly elected Chairwoman for the Committee on Health Affairs of Seimas, equated homosexual relations to smoking and drug abuse, when listing examples of lifestyle choices detrimental to one‘s health.

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On November 14th, 2016 56 members of Lithuanian Peasant and Green Party entered the Lithuanian Parliament. One of the newly elected politicians, MP Agnė Širinskienė, was appointed as a Chairwoman for Committee on Health Affairs of Seimas on November 22nd. A controversy was caused when her Ph.D. dissertation Healthcare issues complicated by AIDS and ethical-moral

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Seminar-Discussion “#LAISVA_LT: Overview of Human Rights in Lithuania“

On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights, Human Rights Monitoring Institute and National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL cordially invite you to the seminar-discussion “#LAISVA_LT: Overview of Human Rights in Lithuania“. As pointed out by non-governmental organizations that monitor and document human rights situation in Lithuania, these rights are

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We raised LGL`s roof for the second time!

Yesterday the second edition of popular dancing workshop took place in LGL`s community center. Italian pizzica performed by passionate Italian, famous swing routine “shim sham” teached by lindy hop dancer and at the end some sexi moves when learning salsa. You can see at the photos! LGL is carrying out the 10-month project “Heading Towards

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WRITING ARTICLES WORKSHOP IN LGL

As usual, last Thursday, 17th November, a workshop took place at Pylimo g. 21. LGL opened its doors to a new amazing volunteer, Carmen, who used her experience from working in the field of communication for many years to teach participants tips and tricks for writing articles. After a very short introduction in which people

Member of the UN's quartet of special investigators on Syria, Vitit Muntarbhorn lookattends a press conference on October 25, 2012 at the United Nation Offices in Geneva. The members of a UN probe into rights abuses in Syria said "crimes against humanity" and "war crimes" were happening in the country, and said they were trying to set up a visit to Damascus.  AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

UN votes to keep first expert on LGBT rights

The United Nations has voted to keep an independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity. The vote which took place on Monday, November 21, saw a number of African countries challenge the validity of the role and attempted to have it removed. However, an amendment put forward by a number of Latin American countries

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Intersex people put gender binary on trial in Karlsruhe

Intersex people want Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court to officially allow them to use their own gender designations rather than relegating them to “male” or “female.” For them, it’s about dignity and recognition. An estimated 80,000 people in Germany identify as intersex, meaning that they don’t display the gender traits of people generally described as “male”