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Lithuanian Parliament Rejects Civil Partnership Bill

On October 14th, 2015 the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania rejected a bill on registered partnership that had been drafted by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania and proposed to introduce the institution of registered partnership for different-sex couples. 27 members of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania voted in

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Report: Workshop on International Bisexual Visibility Day at LGL

As every year since 1999, on 23rd October occurred the Bisexual Visibility Day that heads to recognize and celebrate bisexuality and to preserve and mark its differences from other LGBT* groups. This year the LGL celebrated it with the “Bi Creative” workshop – which was not, as one might think, only about freeing the mind

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Survey: 50 % of Lithuanians do not support equal rights for LGB people

On the 1st of October, 2015 the European Commission (EC) published the results of the latest Eurobarometer survey “Discrimination in the EU in 2015”. 27718 respondents from the European Union (EU) (including 1004 respondents from Lithuania) took part in the survey that has been conducted from May 30 to June 8, 2015. Lithuanian respondents indicated

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Married Same-sex Couple Confused Lithuanian Migration Officers

The specialists of the Migration Department at the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania encountered an unusual situation – a man from Belarus handed a request to temporarily stay in Lithuania. He expects to get a permit, and, according to the law, a citizen of another country is permitted to legally stay in

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Report: Workshop on Intersex at LGL

“What is Intersex?” This is the question the workshop of the 17th of September began with. Through Annemarie and Elena, the LGL dealt with the most hidden letter of the LGBTI* community: the “I”. After a quick introduction of everyone the group delved into the evening‘s topic: “Myths and Facts” about intersex people. For a

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Bi-Visibility Day and Bi-Awareness Week: Time to Celebrate!

September is not only the month of the first yellow leafs on trees and the beginning of school; September is the month of Bisexuality Visibility Day and Bi-Sexuality Awareness Week! Let’s go a bit more in depth into the topic and discover more about these two very important events within the LGBT* agenda. What is

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Lithuanian Motorcycle Club: “No Women, Homosexuals and Perverts Allowed”

“No women, homosexuals and perverts allowed,” states a website of one Lithuanian motorcycle club. The Ombudsperson of the Equal Opportunities Agneta Lobačevskytė claims that the regulations of private clubs may not be investigated by the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson of the Republic of Lithuania. Meanwhile the bikers from the latter motorcycle club do

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Lithuanian Parliament to Prohibit Joint Adoption by Same-sex Couples

On September 15th, 2015 the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania placed an amendment to the Law on the Fundamentals of Protection of the Rights of Child of the Republic of Lithuania, prohibiting an “adoption of Lithuanian citizens by same-sex couples”, on its agenda for the autumn’s session. The legislative motion was introduced by a

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The Vicious Circle: Psychologists’ Studios and Fear of Being Stigmatized

Where can victims of domestic and dating violence seek for help or support in Lithuania? From an analysis of interviews taken from LBT* women of the local community, the answer keeps repeating itself: to psychologists and never to police. However, are psychologists in this country trained to deal with LGBT* issues? I asked this question

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Where can victims of domestic and dating violence seek for help or support in Lithuania? From an analysis of interviews taken from LBT* women of the local community, the answer keeps repeating itself: to psychologists and never to police. However, are psychologists in this country trained to deal with LGBT* issues? I asked this question

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Where can victims of domestic and dating violence seek for help or support in Lithuania? From an analysis of interviews taken from LBT* women of the local community, the answer keeps repeating itself: to psychologists and never to police. However, are psychologists in this country trained to deal with LGBT* issues? I asked this question

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NEDF organized an international seminar on human rights principles and religious values

In order to seek for a constructive dialogue between LGBT* people and religious communities, the member organizations of the National Equality and Diversity Forum (NEDF), including the national LGBT* rights organization LGL, in collaboration with European Network on Religion and Belief organized an international seminar-discussion “Religion, traditional values and human rights” on the 11th of