Rainbow Days 2007, an event planned by homosexuals for this week in Vilnius, will not take place. The truck of the anti-discrimination campaign, which is touring Europe, will bypass the capital of Lithuania and a huge rainbow flag will not be displayed here either. Amid fears of potential unrest the government of the capital refused
The windows of the trolleybus in Kaunas with gay and lesbian sexual advertising were broken and the trolleybus in Vilnius unexpectedly broke down and did not leave the garage. The forthcoming events organized by the fighters for sexual minority rights in Vilnius may end in failure. Even the majority of the MPs do not support
An increased propagation of homosexual relations and the specific way of life of persons of such orientation was discussed at the meeting. In its documents, the Church has underlined time and again that those who are sexually attracted to people of the same sex should be respected and the Church has spoken out against their
Trolleybus No. 12, which had to advertise the rights of gays and lesbians in Vilnius, will not be in service today. Last night it was reported that it “had broken down”. In a similar way, the desire of gay people to see public transportation plastered with rainbow colours did not materialize last week in Kaunas
The social advertisement promoting respect for homosexual rights placed on Kaunas trolleybus No. 1 aroused passion yesterday. The Lithuanian Gay League, which had ordered this advertisement, was informed that drivers refused to drive the trolleybus with such posters and the management of the trolleybus fleet required guarantees that they would be paid compensation for smashed windows.
During the week 16-26 of May the event called “Rainbow days 2007” will be held for the first time in Lithuania. The “Rainbow days 2007” are dedicated to highlight the importance of equality of homosexual, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, this week is also a significant part of events held under the Year Of Equal
29 March 2006 We believe that the decision by the Equal Opportunities Ombudswoman sets a precedent which allows people of homosexual orientation to demand that cultural, educational and other institutions ensure conditions to advertise their lifestyle to minors and persecute those who refuse to consider and call this lifestyle “family”. It is very important that
Groundbreaking international legal principles on sexual orientation, gender identity, and international law chart a way forward for both the United Nations and governments to ensure the universal reach of human rights protections. The Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in Relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity were released by a group
ILGA-Europe in cooperation with the European Parliament’s Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights, launched a Shadow Directive on Equal Treatment of Persons Irrespective of Sexual Orientation which aims at extending protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation to areas outside employment such as social protection, social benefits, education, provisions of goods and services, and housing.
The Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights and the Trade Unions Intergroup formally launched a written declaration on combating homophobic bullying in response to a report published by ILGA-Europe and IGLYO highlighting that over half of LGBT young people experience bullying in schools and other spheres of life. In a previous meeting launching the report,
Sometime ago members of Lithuanian Parliament were asked to state their opinions regarding harsh position of Lithuanian Catholic church hierarchy – “homosexuality is a perversion”. Read about it in new website section “Lithuanian MPs about homosexuality”.
2007 has been proclaimed the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All. One of the first political accomplishments of the year has been the unfortunate creation of a new European-level political group entitled Identity, Tradition, Sovereignty (ITS). Ironically, this was made possible through the accession of newest EU Member States Bulgaria and Romania. It is