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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 later 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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Supporters of the Local LGBT* Community Attended the “Baltic Pride” 2016 Gala Dinner

Supporters of Baltic Pride 2016 had an opportunity to take part in an exceptional gala dinner, and enjoy a delicious three-course menu alongside first class entertainment. The host, comedian Paulius Ambrazevičius, lead the participants through the evening, which included extraordinary performances by La Diva Live (Belgium) and Ruslanas Kirilkinas (Lithuania), introductions from LGBT* activists, and
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LGL invited to International Baltic Pride 2016 Human Rights Conference

The National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL invited to the one-day international human rights conference “Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships: Emerging International Consensus and Local Opportunities”, which has been organized within the framework of the Baltic Pride 2016 events on 17 June 2016. It was organized with the view of discussing the international and European movement
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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 later than in

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On 17 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke, who came to Vilnius to take part in human rights events and to express support for the Baltic Pride March for Equality on 18 June. Linkevičius hailed the excellent and intensive

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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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Supporters of Baltic Pride 2016 had an opportunity to take part in an exceptional gala dinner, and enjoy a delicious three-course menu alongside first class entertainment. The host, comedian Paulius Ambrazevičius, lead the participants through the evening, which included extraordinary performances by La Diva Live (Belgium) and Ruslanas Kirilkinas (Lithuania), introductions from LGBT* activists, and

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LGL invited to International Baltic Pride 2016 Human Rights Conference

The National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL invited to the one-day international human rights conference “Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships: Emerging International Consensus and Local Opportunities”, which has been organized within the framework of the Baltic Pride 2016 events on 17 June 2016. It was organized with the view of discussing the international and European movement

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The National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL invited to the Baltic Pride 2016 cultural event “Pride Voices”, which took place on June 16th, 2016 at the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theater. During the “Pride Voices” event internationally distinguished LGBT* people and allies shared their personal testimonies within the broader struggle for LGBT* equality. The list of speakers

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Pride House Hosted Bisex Speed-dating

“Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night” [Woody Allen]. In anticipation of a busy Saturday night, Pride House invited to a series of speedy “dates” hosted by LGL volunteers. The participants of the event were invited to make new friendships and to create a sense of community between bisexual people and

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On 15 June, 2016 the Speaker of Lithuanian Parliament Loreta Graužinienė said that she welcomes the Baltic Pride March for Equality, but that she herself does not plan to participate, as she wants to spend that day with her family. “I congratulate any socially active group of people, because it’s very important for the public

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Ambassadors residing in Lithuania express their support for Baltic Pride 2016

On 14 June, 2016 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania and ambassadors residing in Lithuania publicly expressed their support for the local LGBT* community and Baltic Pride 2016 March for Equality in Vilnius. Four embassies of countries with European Union membership – Poland, Hungary, Romania and Greece – abstained from contributing.

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Journalist Eglė Digrytė converses with the participant of the Baltic Pride 2016 cultural event “Pride Voices” LGBT* activist from Uganda Wamala Dennis Mawejje. – What does it mean to be a gay person in Uganda where homosexuality is illegal? – Being a gay in Uganda means living with the constant reality that you may end

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Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, still recalls the period when homosexual relations between men were considered a criminal act in Soviet Lithuania. In addition to these romantic memories of the sunny beaches of Palanga, there were also difficult changes during the first years of independence – this state of