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Lithuania’s Parliament Hosts LGBT Art Exhibit as City Hall Lights up Rainbow

Lithuania’s Parliament marked the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia this week. Marked on May 17 around the world, IDAHOT raises awareness of persecution and hate crimes faced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals and transgender people around the world. The day is heavily marked in countries that are already progressive on LGBT rights, but it is

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“Rainbow Days” 2017: Quiz in Vilnius

On May 17th, 2017 in celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), the National LGBT* rights organization LGL and the Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson of the Republic of Lithuania invited to the “Rainbow Days” 2017 Quiz in Vilnius in a bar “Peronas”. Who are the “famous” LGBT* people? What is

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Lithuania First Country to Grant Asylum to Gay Men Escaping Chechnya

Lithuania has become one of the first countries to give refuge to men fleeing Chechnya because of their sexuality. It was revealed in April that the Chechen government was detaining, torturing and even killing gay and bisexual men. Lithuania’s foreign minister, Linas Linkevičius, confirmed his government granted asylum to two men. ‘I can confirm that

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Celebrating Diversity at Eurovision Party with Iconic LaDiva Live

On 13th May, 2017 the National LGBT* rights organization LGL invited to the Eurovision party in the jazz bar Paviljonas. The party, featuring live performance of iconic LaDiva Live (France), definitely became a shining jewel of the “Rainbow Days” 2017 festival. The participants of the Eurovision party celebrated diversity while enjoying live broadcast of the

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Rainbow Bus: Protest Held Next to the Embassy of the Russian Federation

On 13th May, 2017 in order to draw the attention to the persecution and serious human rights violations against LGBT* people in Chechnya (Russian Federation), the National LGBT* rights organization LGL organized a protest next to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Vilnius (Lithuania). To demonstrate solidarity with homosexual persons who were terrorized by

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Vilnius Town Hall Goes Rainbow for IDAHOT

On May 12th, 2017 the National LGBT* rights organization LGL together with foreign diplomatic missions in Lithuania and supporters organized a festive Rainbow Days 2017 event at the Vilnius Town Hall to commemorate the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). The French drag queen LaDiva Live and Lithuanian singers Ruslanas Kirilkinas and Valerija Iljinaitė

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Rainbow Days 2017 Festive Event to be Held at Vilnius Town Hall

On March 12, 2017 the National LGBT* rights organization LGL together with foreign diplomatic missions in Lithuania is organizing a festive Rainbow Days 2017 event at the Vilnius Town Hall to commemorate the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). During the Rainbow Days 2017 festive event, persons distinguished for their contributions to LGBT* rights

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On 9th May, 2017 the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, together with Vilnius Univerity’s Institute of International Relations and Political Science, and Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, member of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania, invited to a discussion on Partnership Law in Lithuania. The institute of partnership is important not only to same-sex couples, but also

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The Rainbow Bus: Protest next to the Embassy of the Russian Federation

In order to draw the attention to the persecution and serious human rights violations against LGBT* people in Chechnya (Russian Federation), the National LGBT* rights organization LGL is organizing a protest next to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Vilnius (Lithuania). To demonstrate solidarity with homosexual persons who were terrorized by the Chechen leader

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LGL Invites to Eurovision Party FEAT. LaDiva Live & Okeanide

Mark 13th May, 2017 on your calendar in red: we will have a double celebration! Organized by LGL, the Eurovision party will start on 13th May, 2017 at 09:00 P.M. in the jazz bar Paviljonas and will definitely be a shining jewel of the “Rainbow Days” 2017. It is going to be better than Christmas,

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Teacher in Lithuanian School Claims That Gays Are Cannibals

On April 26th, 2017 a student of Žemaitė Gymnasium in Telšiai (Lithuania) published photos from religion class on “Facebook“ that caused an uproar on the social media. The photos display slides shown for tenth grad students as a part of religious education class. The slides contain information indicating that homosexual persons are “murderers and cannibals,

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Controversial American Scientist Guides Lithuanian MPs On Traditional Family

“The marriage of biological parents is the best and the cheapest way to ensure children’s safety and happiness”. This message came from the controversial scientist Mark Regnerus at an event that took place in the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania on 26 April, 2017. The sociologist, from whom the majority of academic colleagues have