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Eurobarometer reveals a lack of LGBTI acceptance in the Baltics

According to Eurobarometer on Discrimination 2019, 30% Lithuanians are in favor of same-sex marriages to be allowed throughout the Europe, while in neighboring Latvia even less, 24% respondents support the same notion. Numbers concerning this question are significantly higher in Estonia and even Catholic-majority Poland, 41% and 45% respondents respectively agree that same sex marriages should be

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Nazis considered homosexuality a disease, therefore homosexuals were subjected systemic persecution, arrest and imprisonment at concentrations camps. Many of the 5000 to 10000 imprisoned homosexuals fell victims of various dehumanizing pseudo-medical experiments and, as they were considered the “lowest caste”, experienced the harshest forms of torture. However, many representatives of the Lithuanian state institutions in

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First report from UN SOGI Expert Madrigal-Borloz published

The UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, published his first report on 11 June 2018.  The report highlights that LGBTI people are particularly vulnerable to violence, ill-treatment and discrimination, many facing it every day, at the hands of state authorities, individuals, criminal gangs,

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Drug and Alcohol Addiction in the LGBTQ Community

In most cases, drugs and alcohol are a way for a person to deal with problems in their lives. The fact is – many people within the LGBTQ have to deal with way more problems than the average person. They for one can experience higher levels of stress, social stigmas, and discrimination. Therefore, this leads to

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Study Reveals LGBT Rental Housing Discrimination

A newly released study by the D.C.-based Urban Institute found that some landlords that were subjected to discrimination “testing” in the D.C. metropolitan area showed a bias against renting apartments to applicants who self-identified as transgender compared to applicants not identifying as transgender. The study also conducted several hundred discrimination tests in the Los Angeles

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Vaping and Smoking in LGBTQ Community: Can we Understand it all?

As with any community that’s surrounded by such a life of alcohol, drugs, sex and high levels of stress, there is going to be a large amount of abuse nicotine abuse. With the recognition of this community becoming more and more popular, the public is starting to identify some of the problems that the community

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All 49 Countries in Europe Have Been Ranked for LGBTI Rights

Europe is generally considered to be very LGBTI-friendly, but how well are countries really doing? That’s the question the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) is looking to answer with their annual Rainbow Index and the Rainbow Europe Map. This year’s edition was released today (17 May), just in time to mark

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Gay Men, Straight Women Hit by ‘Stealthing’

A recently released study about a phenomenon in which men intentionally remove a condom during anal or vaginal sex without permission from their partner — which has become known as “stealthing” — has raised legal questions about whether the practice is a form of sexual assault. HIV prevention experts affiliated with D.C.’s Whitman-Walker Health and

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LGL Representatives Participated in Meeting with The Department of Youth Affairs

On 14th of April, representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL  visited The Department of Youth Affairs under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour (JRD). Durint the meeting with deputy director Juozas Meldžiukas and head of youth policy development and program implementation division Valda Karnickaitė wes presented new reasearch about LGBT* youth issues.

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Queering the History of the Soviet Union: Uladzimir Valodzin Visited LGBT* Centre

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Belarusian historician Uladzimir Valodzin visited Vilnius and held the lecture about queer history in Belarus in LGBT* centre in LGL`s office. Uladzimir presented to a numerous audience his historical research on queer history of Belarus – stories and fates of the people who could we call today as queers. Although

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Science Proved Why Trans Kids Need to Be Themselves

A new study has revealed the benefits of letting transgender kids be themselves. Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are far higher among trans people than cisgendered, especially among children. But now a study has explained in science why letting trans kids just be themselves is better for them. The new study, published

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Is verbally coming out an ethnic issue?

A person’s decision to “come out” as gay to their friends and family is a personal one, something they have to do on their own time and in their own way. The traditional narrative, though, suggests men feel better if they verbally reveal their true identity. But according to a new study published in Self and Identity, this only seems to