Lithuanian court accepts appeal on LGBT march venue for emergency hearing

Vilnius Regional Administrative Court on Tuesday accepted an appeal by the Lithuanian Gay League against Vilnius authorities’ decision to bar an LGBT march from the capital’s central Gedimino Avenue. “The emergency hearing of the appeal will take place at 2 PM on Wednesday,” Jolanta Talutienė, spokeswoman for the court, told BNS. The Lithuanian Gay League

Organizers of the LGBT pride parade in Vilnius have taken to court the city authorities’ refusal to allow the event on the central Gedimino Avenue. “The appeal was filed yesterday,” Vladimir Simonko, the leader of the Lithuanian Gay League, confirmed to BNS on Saturday. The municipality maintains that the permit to march along the central

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Association “Lithuanian Gay League” (LGL) is of a position that the refusal by the Vilnius City Municipality not to allow for the Baltic Pride 2013 March for Equality to proceed on the Gediminas Avenue constitutes disproportionate limitation on the exercise of the right to peaceful assembly by the local LGBT* community, thus constituting the actual

Amnesty International pledges to continue pressure for LGBT march in Vilnius

International nongovernmental organization Amnesty International has condemned a decision by Vilnius authorities to ban a gay march through the Lithuanian capital’s central Gedimino Avenue, and pledged to continue pressure on the country’s government. “Maybe I can just say that Amnesty International is very disappointed about the city council’s decision today,” Amnesty International representative Helle Jacobsen

The organisers submitted their request to march on the city’s main avenue during the Pride March, which is scheduled to take place in Vilnius on 27 July, many months ago; the city refused the grant permission to hold the event at the requested venue without offering an alternative. ILGA-Europe is appalled by the failure of

Vilnius municipal authorities ban upcoming Baltic Pride march

The municipal authorities of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, must allow the upcoming Baltic Pride to take place, Amnesty International said today. After a meeting held today with the Lithuania Gay League, organizers of the 27 July march, and Amnesty International, the Vilnius municipality authorities said the event cannot be held in the city centre and

Vilnius authorities ban LGBT pride on central Gedimino Avenue

Vilnius City Council has refused to allow an LGBT pride march along the town’s central Gedimino Avenue, it has emerged after a meeting between the authorities and the Lithuanian Gay League on Wednesday. Read more at

Lithuanian national television council green-lit airing Baltic Pride ads

Council of the state-run Lithuanian national radio and television (LRT) did not give a clear-cut stance on social ads promoting the upcoming LGBT pride festival, authorizing the LRT administration to act in line with the law. On Tuesday, the LRT Council sent the recommendation to the administration, which had asked for advise after receiving a

Lithuanian court rules in favor of LGBT pride organizers

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania passed a ruling on Thursday, ordering Vilnius authorities to review their decision regarding the venue for an LGBT pride march scheduled for July. Having heard the organizers’ appeal, the court ruled that Vilnius City Municipality had made a non-substantiated decision to move the planned event from central Gedimino Avenue,

Lithuanian court to hear LGBT pride march case

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania is scheduled to start hearing Vilnius Municipality’s appeal regarding the location of a planned LGBT march on Tuesday. The case will be heard without holding a public hearing and without the attendance of the parties involved. Read more at