ilga

  Europe is at a dangerous crossroads and that’s why this is a critical time for the Commission to adopt a comprehensive LGBTI strategy over the next five years, says ILGA-Europe, in advance of the Finnish Presidency conference on advancing LGBTI equality in the EU.  On 23 September The Finnish Presidency of the Council of

SSD-339402

Transgender Youth in Lithuania Face Overwhelming Challenges in Education and Employment

Absence of legal gender recognition and health care in Lithuania places transgender young people at serious risk when it comes to education and employment. Unable to change their gender in their legal documents, access health care and confronted with prevailing transphobic attitudes in the Lithuanian society, transgender individuals face a high degree of social marginalization

Pagrindinė

Kick-off Meeting for the Project „R.I.S.E“ took place in Bratislava

On 9 September,  2019 representatives of  the National LGBT rights organization LGL, organized a kick-off meeting for the project “R.I.S.E: Raising awareness for Inclusive Societies to Embrace rainbow families in Europe” that took place in Bratislava, Slovakia. LGBT rights advocacy organizations from Latvia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia, led by LGL, have joined their efforts in order to

same_sex_marriage_1_large

Countries without same-sex marriage saw rise in homophobia, study shows

European countries that do not legally recognize same-sex relationships, including Lithuania, have seen a rise in homophobia over the last 14 years, a new study by Hungarian researchers suggests. The study, co-authored by Judit Takacs of the Hungarian Academy of Science, shows that, by contrast, acceptance of gay and lesbian relationships increased in countries that

_IM_0254

Training on LGBT Sensitivity for Professional Journalists Organized in LRT Headquarters

On 5th September, 2019 the National LGBT organization LGL held an LGBT sensitivity training for the employees of the Lithuanian National Radio and Television. By organizing this training, LGL aimed to raise the awareness of professional journalists in fighting the phenomenon of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the mass media. During the training, journalists were

RKarbauskis

The Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union could not join the European Green Party due to different positions on family and LGBT+ rights, the party’s leader Ramūnas Karbauskis says. “We spoke that the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens cannot join the European Green Party. [Our] attitude to family is completely different, as we support the traditional family,

SLR-90013

A diplomat who carries memories of the emerald sea in her native Greece wherever she goes. Mother and grandmother, constantly overcoming great distance between Vilnius and Washington to visit her family. Aesthetic and promoter of cultural relations between Lithuania and Greece. A fighter who overcame all obstacles in order to fulfill her dream to bring

Karsten Klepsvik

For many years, Norway has been at the forefront in fostering LGBT human rights. In 1981, Norway became one of the first countries in the world to enact an anti-discrimination law explicitly including sexual orientation. Same-sex marriage, adoption, and IVF/assisted insemination treatments for lesbian couples have been legal since 2009. In 2016, Norway became the

Mokymai

On 22nd August, 2019 the National LGBT organization LGL held an LGBT sensitivity training for the employees of the main Lithuanian magazine “Žmonės” and news portal Žmonės.lt. By organizing this training, LGL aimed to raise the awareness of professional journalists in fighting the phenomenon of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the mass media. During the

EU conference
European Forensic Science Area 2020: the Way Forward (iov ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie )
Op de foto : Helena Dalli

Since 2013, Malta has dramatically transformed its image with regards to implementation of LGBTI rights. Civil Union and Cohabitation bills, as well as a law establishing basic rights for transgender and intersex people, have been passed. The latter was the first-ever law implemented by any country to protect the rights of intersex people. Malta was

foto2019

An educational/informational event called “The Specific Features of Expressions of Hate in Lithuania: Lessons from the Past and Prospects for the Future” with lawyer and member of the board of the Coalition of Human Rights Organizations Monika Antanaitytė was held in Mažeikiai on August 13. In the run-up to the event, lawyer commented on a

baltic-pride-atidarymo-renginio-sveciai-5cf93b0ade52f

The fourth Baltic Pride in Vilnius this year coincided with the 10th anniversary of the Baltic Pride in the Baltic States. Since 2010, when the LGBT community march was first organized in Vilnius, the event has changed beyond recognition. Why and how activists came up with the idea of organizing an LGBT community march every