The National LGBT* rights organization LGL, advocating for LGBT* rights in Lithuania, proudly presents the social videos of its ongoing social campaign #TRANS_LT, aimed at increasing the visibility of trans* people in Lithuanian society.
The social videos, filmed by a creative team of LGL and local movie director Romas Zabarauskas, feature the members of the local trans* community sharing the challenges they face due to the non-existing procedure of legal gender recognition in Lithuania.
„I cannot simply show my identity card without facing difficult situations. It is very challenging and I do not believe that it should be that way,“ stresses Oskaras, an 18-year-old trans man.
At the moment Lithuania is the only member state within the framework of the Council of Europe, which does not provide for either de facto or de jure procedure of gender reassignment. Currently seventeen European countries – including Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Denmark – provide for the possibility of legal gender recognition without the compulsory requirement of gender reassignment surgery. According to LGL, that kind of recognition is essential in seeking successful integration in the economic and social life of the country.