Photo impressions from LGL‘s seminar „Prevention of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes“, held on 26 March 2014.
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
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
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
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
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.
On February 21st a delegation of 21 employees from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science visited LGL office, with the aim to improve awareness of the history and contemporary societal achievements and challenges in the new EU member-states. LGL welcomed them and presented its work and all the challenges in Lithuania for gaining
The Lithuanian Gay League has applauded President Dalia Grybauskaitė’s decision not to attend the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, expressing hope that the president would consistently defend human rights in Lithuania, as well. “The political step taken by President Grybauskaitė not to go to the Olympic Games in Russia gives us hope that the Head