On November 29, 2014 the Order and Justice Party has nominated a Member of the Lithuanian Parliament Petras Gražulis to run for Vilnius mayor’s office. “I can tell you that if I am elected, there will be no gay parades”, assured the candidate. MP Gražulis, who chairs the Party’s political group in the Lithuanian parliament,

In March 2013 LGL started the implementation of the project Ensuring the effective exercise of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly for LGBT community through strategic litigation and advocacy. Strategic Litigation Process for the Right to Organize the Baltic Pride 2013 March for Equality Documentation Report is one of the results in the course

Ethics Office rules on censorship of Baltic Pride TV ads

The Lithuanian Office of the Inspector of Journalist Ethics, an agency established under the supervision of the country’s parliament, has ruled that the state-run Lithuanian Radio and Television did not violate any laws when it decided to limit public broadcasting of two television ads promoting the Baltic Pride march in July, 2013. The brief clips were filmed

Experts of the Lithuanian Office of the Inspector of Journalism Ethics believe that one of the two promotional videos of Baltic Pride, an LGBT event that took place in Vilnius last July, may have been harmful to minors and should have been aired late at night only. Experts say that the video, featuring people who

Experts to see if LRT censorship is in line with the Lithuanian homophobic law

Lithuanian experts will examine whether the advertisement of the LGBT pride parade For Equality that the Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) decided to restrict is in line with the Law on Protection of Minors against Detrimental Effects of Public Information. Deividas Velkas, adviser to the inspector of journalist ethics, said an expert group will

Baltic Pride 2013: World Press

July 27, http://www.back2stonewall.com Baltic Pride Parade in Vilnius Disrupted By Hundreds Of Anti-Gay Protesters Hundreds of anti-gay protesters, many of them fascist and religious extremist descended upon Lithuania’s second-ever Baltic Pride parade in Vilnius, where they pelted attendees with eggs and verbal abuse. Among them was Petras Grazulis, an anti-gay lawmaker who rallied protesters with

“Baltic Pride 2013” moments on our Facebook account

Photos from “Baltic Pride 2013” events can be found on our Facebook account. There you can find photos from our exhibition “From Dusk till Dawn – 20 years of LGBT Freedom in Lithuania”, international human rights conference on “Towards a European Roadmap for LGBT equality”, march “For equallity” and reception at Dutch embassy. We are planning to release

Commenting on the LGBT pride parade that took place in Vilnius on Saturday, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius says the event was given too much prominence thanks to attempts by anti-LGBT opponents to draw attention to themselves. “We have stated our position in a clear manner – rallies should not be prohibited in a legal democracy,

Mayor Artūras Zuokas says Vilnius does not need events like Baltic Pride

According to Vilnius Mayor Artūras Zuokas, the LGBT pride march that took place in the Lithuanian capital on Saturday did not promote tolerance but, instead, triggered increased confrontation of the society. In his words, Vilnius does not need any more of such events. “Vilnius needs no more of these festivals. I believe that developments on

Among Gays: Baltic Pride 2013

It’s my first time taking part in a parade promoting equality for of homo-, bi- and transsexuals, and I probably would not join events like these in my home country of Germany. Not being a fan of large crowds, the typical Christopher Street Day parades in Berlin and elsewhere aren’t my cup of tea. I