Justice Minister’s Opposition Violates European Norms (Berlin, June 11, 2015) – The Lithuanian justice minister’s blanket rejection of a gender neutral bill to allow civil partnerships contravenes European standards, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Justice Minister Juozas Bernatonis released today. The minister was reacting to a proposed civil partnership bill by nine

Russian LGBT Leader To Challenge Antigay Activist For Seat

A leading Russian gay activist has announced he will run against a prominent antigay politician for a seat in St. Petersburg’s legislative assembly. Nikolai Alekseyev said in an Instagram post on January 20 that he has decided to run for the seat currently held by Vitaly Milonov in the 2016 election. Milonov is one of