New Lithuanian Labour Code will not secure transgender rights

On the 19th of March, 2015 new amendments to the Labour Code of the Republic of Lithuania have been finally introduced to the public. The amendments have been prepared by a group of scientists and experts and was initiated by the Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania. The new Labour

Homophobic draft laws in the Lithuanian Parliament’s spring agenda

On the 19th of March, 2015, the spring work agenda of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania was approved and contains a long list of initiatives seeking to limit LGBT* rights. First, there is the infamous Article 38 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, which states that “family is the foundation of

MEPs condemn homophobic hate speech Lithuanian MP

Last Sunday, Member of the Lithuanian Parliament Algirdas Vaclovas Patackas warned that the head of the Lithuanian Gay League’s (LGL) engaged in “provocation” that might result in “dead bodies”, similar to recent attacks in Paris. The MP made the remarks after LGL’s head, Vladimir Simonko, suggested that the organisation should consider buying the now obsolete

The results of the EU LGBT Survey, published by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) on 17 May 2013, indicate that 61% of the Lithuanian LGBT* community suffer from discrimination or harassment. According to the survey, it is the highest ratio of hostility towards the local LGBT* community among 27 EU Member States and Croatia.