In cooperation with the movie director Romas Zabarauskas and „Avinas Films“, the national LGBT* Rights Organization LGL produced the first social videos focusing exclusively on the topic of transgender human rights with the view of increasing public visibility of transgender issues in Lithuania. The “#TRANS_LT” social videos feature the members of the local trans* community sharing their experiences and challenges faced due to the non-existing procedure of legal gender recognition in Lithuania and inviting the viewers to sign a special online petition.

The videos seek to promote the LGL‘s online petition encouraging the policy and decision makers to develop a comprehensive legislative solutions with the view of implementing human rights standards for transgender individuals in Lithuania. The online petition will be launched on December 7th, 2015. The collected signatures will be delivered to the Human Rights Committee within the Lithuanian Parliament and other relevant stakeholders in order to indicate that the currently proposed legislative solutions are not sufficient for ensuring the effective implementation of the right to quick, accessible and transparent gender reassignment procedure.

The social videos will be distributed through the social media on December 7th, 2015. The videos will be officially launched during the public community event, organized by LGL on December 8th, 2015 at the art space “5 malūnai“ (Malūnų str. 5, Vilnius).

Take a look at the shooting atmosphere in the photographs by the artist Arcana Femina: