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An Exclusive Free Magazine Launched for the Upcoming “Baltic Pride“ 2019

On the occasion of the “Baltic Pride” 2019, the National LGBT rights organization LGL has released an exclusive free magazine featuring the stories of the stars of LGBT human rights movement as well as the program of the festival. The exclusive “Baltic Pride” publication presents the interviews with the participants of the “Baltic Pride” 2019

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Popular Lithuanian singer, Erica Jennings, has recorded a video greeting for participants of the “Baltic Pride“ march on June 8th in Vilnius. The singer equated the “Baltic Pride“ march to a fight for women‘s rights. “It is very important that we support this celebration because its essence is the struggle for equal rights. In the

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LGL Presents Media Reporting and Reference Guide on LGBT Issues

In March, 2019 the National LGBT rights organization LGL published a media reporting and reference guide on LGBT issues under the framework of the project “Eliminating Transphobic, Homophobic and biphobic Stereotypes through better media representation (E.T.Ho.S.)”. The guide is divided into two parts. The first part outlines the basic concepts for media professionals and students,

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On 15th March, 2018 the main Lithuanian news portal “15min” announced that all the news and events about the “Baltic Pride” 2019 will be announced in the portal. Until June, “15min” in their special section will share the stories of LGBT community and during the week of the event the media channel will organize photo-reports,

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Another Exciting Year for the “E.T.Ho.S” project

The European project E.T.Ho.S -Eliminating Transphobic, Homophobic and Biphobic Stereotypes through better media representation aims to address the long-lasting negative stereotypes and prejudices against LGBT+ people in the E.U. For this reason, its objective is to educate  and raise awareness among journalists and media students in order to combat the phenomenon of Transphobia, Homophobia and

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The Radio and Television Commission of the Republic of Lithuania, following a viewer’s complaint about two episodes of a popular TV show “The Simpsons” that are said to be degrading “family values”, is waiting for an explanation from a commercial TV channel “TV3”. After examining its arguments, the Commission will consider whether these episodes will

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On January 11, 2019 the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania held a public hearing on the case determining whether Constitutional provisions regarding freedom of movement of family members apply for same-sex couples. In its judgement the Constitutional Court stressed that refusal to issue a temporary residence permit to stay in Lithuania to a

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IGLYO Inclusive Education Report 2018: Lithuania

Anti-discrimination law The Law on Equal Treatment (Art. 6, last amended in 2017) establishes that educational, scientifc, and academic institutions are obliged to ensure equal admission, scholarship/funding and/evaluation conditions for persons regardless of their sexual orientation. More specifically, it states that educational and academic institutions and as well as other bodies carrying out the informal

On 5th December, 2018 the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania held a public hearing of the case on determining whether Constitutional provisions regarding freedom of movement of family members apply for same-sex couples. In the absence of the representative of the party concerned, the examination of the case was postponed until 3rd January,

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Even though the obligation to regulate the gender change procedure was established in the version of Lithuanian Civil Code that came into force in 2001, Lithuania remains one of the few European countries where the possibility of changing personal documents and obtaining the necessary health services is not regulated at all. In 2007, the European

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ETHOS Project Interim Meeting Held in Vilnius

On 3rd-4th December, 2018 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized an interim meeting for the project “Eliminating Transphobic, Homobophic and Biphobic Stereotypes through Better Media Representation (E.T.HO.S.)”. During the meeting the project partners discussed the next steps towards implementing the upcoming activities of the project and agreed on communication guidelines. On 3rd December, 2018

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Protection of minors, or censorship of LGBT content?

While it is widely believed and claimed that amendments made in 2009 to the Lithuanian Law on the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information are no longer actively applied to the LGBT community, we must remind ourselves the history of these amendments and how they affect the LGBT community’s freedom of