Loreta Graužinienė  © DELFI (K.Čachovskis photo)

The Speaker of the Lithuanian Parliament Seimas and the leader of the Lithuanian Labor Party Loreta Graužinienė declared that Latvia’s foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics should have disclosed his sexual orientation prior to the assignment to the post. “But I think that the Minister should have done it prior to the appointment to the post rather than

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Icelandic transgender rights activist Ugla Stefanía Jónsdóttir continues to define the challenges faced by transgender individuals across Europe. Which specific difficulties transgender teenagers have to confront? It must be really difficult to be transgender in Lithuania, because of the aforesaid law you have and the hatred towards transgender teenagers. The things that young people face

hakon haugli

PACE member passes on his award to Lithuanian and Russian LGBT organizations

Every year the biggest Internet community for LGBT people in Norway, Gaysir.no, honors the most valuable personality for the LGBT people in Norway or abroad. This year Håkon Haugli – Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE), deputy representative at the Parliament of Norway and a jurist – got this award. The

Thomas Hitzlsperger

Footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger comes out as gay

Former Premier League footballer and German international made the announcement in Germany’s Die Zeit newspaper on Wednesday to Raphael Honigstein about how he wanted to tell the world he was gay while he was still playing in Germany for Wolfsburg, but was advised agaad moreinst it. He said: “I’m coming out about my homosexuality because I want to move the


Less than quarter of homosexuals in Lithuania do not hide they sexual orientation

The results show that 22.7 per cent of surveyed Lithuanian gays do not disguise their sexual orientation, compared to the European average of 39 per cent. The largest number of openly gay men is in the UK (66.9 per cent), Sweden (69.2 per cent) and Norway (72.7 per cent). All in all, 180,000 gay men


LGL office came out!

On October 11th our office finally came out! A video is showing up who we are and what is LGL for us. So, happy Coming Out Day 2013 from LGL! Here is the first video podcast, which will bring you “behind the scenes” of LGL’s office. We are COMING OUT! Enjoy!


Professor forced out of job at Christian college after coming out as trans

A professor at a Christian college in California has been forced out of his position after coming out as transgender. H. Adam Ackley had taught theology at Azusa Pacific University for 15 years. However, since coming out as male in the last year, he had been asked to leave by the university – despite being