In relation to the conference of the EU parliament speakers which took place in Vilnius on the 6-8th of April, association LGL has sent out the letters to the members of national delegations. LGL requested them seize an opportunity to express disapproval of the draft amendments restricting LGBT persons’ rights which are to be considered

This week LGL has submitted a report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights regarding the article 12 on the right to protection of health. In the report LGL has commented on the current situation in Lithuania regarding access by transgender persons to gender reassignment treatment. In the report

Human Rights Coalition met the Minister for Gender Equality of Sweden

Today members of the Human Rights Coalition met the Minister for Gender Equality of Sweden Maria Arnholm and the State Secretary Ulrika Stuart Hamilton to discuss the current issues of non-discrimination policy in Lithuania. We are grateful for the Swedish Embassy for a warm welcome.  

In 2013 ILGA-Europe supported 10 partner organisations in 8 countries within its project aimed at increasing the advocacy capacity of LGBTI human rights defenders and raising awareness of policy-makers and other relevant stakeholders about human rights of LGBTI people. The program was supported by the US State Department. Within this program 10 small-scale projects in

The General Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people Robert Biedron has urged the Lithuanian Parliament to reject a change in the law which could impose administrative fines on those demonstrating publicly in support of LGBT rights, describing the proposed

Chair of the Lithuanian Parliament Loreta Graužinienė and Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius presented the tasks for the spring session of the Parliament on Monday, March 10th. Four homophobic bills and amendments to the existing laws are scheduled for the session. At the spring session the parliamentarians will consider the amendment to the Code of Administrative

Danish teachers explore the scope of homophobic tendencies in Eastern Europe

Six teachers from the Orestad gymnasium (Denmark) were visiting the LGBT center in Vilnius on March 6th. The aim of their visit was to find out how widespread is homophobia in Lithuania and what is the scope of homophobic tendencies in everyday life. During the meeting LGL staff members have presented the situation of LGBT

On February 22-26 LGL members met five other organizations participating in the QuPiD project. The meeting under the topic “LGBT*Q – together, side by side or against?” took place in Warsaw, Poland. QuPiD, Queer Paths into Diversity is an international project aiming at the cooperation of organizations fighting the discrimination based on sexual orientation and

Robert Biedroń visits LGL office on February 28th

On February 28th Robert Biedroń participated in a press conference at the Lithuanian parliament. R. Biedroń is the general rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). “European Council is seeing discrimination of LGBT persons in Lithuania” Read more

European Council is seeing discrimination of LGBT persons in Lithuania

On February 28th Robert Biedroń participated in a press conference at the Lithuanian parliament. R. Biedroń is the general rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). He is a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and its Committee on Equality and

2013 National Equality and Diversity Awards gala ceremony in Vilnius

Awards ceremony took place on Thursday, February 20th 2014, at 6 PM. The ceremony will take place at the State Small Theatre of Vilnius (Gedimino av. 22). Simultaneous translation from Lithuanian to English and to Lithuanian sign language will be provided.