LGL Representatives Participated in a Project Partners‘ Meeting

On 3rd-5th May, 2017 representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL participated in a partners‘ meeting of the project “Developing research capacity in Eastern Europe” in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. During the meeting partners discussed the upcoming activities of the project, the concept of a survey on LGBT issues in education and its

Wrong and outdated views towards LGBT people endanger their fundamental rights

In some Member States, doctors still view homosexuality as a disease and transsexuality as a mental disorder, according to findings from a new report by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Such negative views of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people in society, among professional groups and policy makers hampers efforts to counter

European Parliament: promote EU fundamental values through education

The members of the European Parliament adopted a report on promoting EU fundamental values through intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and education. A great majority (554 for, 147 against) in the European Parliament voted in favour of a report on the role of intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and education in promoting EU fundamental values. The report

Parliament demands Commission and Member States to tackle homophobia in schools

The European Parliament agreed that the European Commission and Member States should work together to tackle homophobia and transphobia in education. The report, authored by Portuguese Member Liliana Rodrigues, calls on the Commission to “combat discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in educational settings.” Furthermore, it “urges the Commission to support

Topics of gender identity are not permitted in Lithuanian textbooks

23 Members of Parliament addressed Minister of Education Dainius Pavalkis, inquiring about a newly published textbook of the Lithuanian language. The textbook, intended for 4th graders, contains a story of a girl who comes to a new school pretending she is a boy and is happy that everyone believes her. According to some politicians, the

The need to talk about LGBT people’s reality in Lithuania

On Sunday, 12th of January, the news of the suicide of Šarūnas from Biržai district has appeared in the media. According to the comments of his acquaintances, the presumable reason of Šarūnas suicide was his sexual orientation. The boy felt emotional pressure in the family and did not have a close person to whom he