The EU is one of the leading voices on LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) equality, but Lithuania is way out of tune.
Vilnius’ EU presidency began with a controversy on LGBTI issues when its head of state, Dalia Grybauskaite, faced tough questions from MEPs and media on Baltic Pride.
Its EU chairmanship is a chance for Lithuania to take concrete steps to tackle discrimination.
Its presidency is also an opportunity for the EU to set the record straight – its LGBTI policies have so far been piecemeal, have lacked consistency.
Why is Lithuania such a challenge when it comes to LGBTI rights, or, to put it another way, human rights?
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