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Transgender Entertainer Participates in Lithuanian TV Dance Project

On December 6th, 2014 Lithuanian commercial TV channel “TV3” broadcasted the premiere of the fifth season of the TV show “Dance With Me”, featuring a transgender entertainer and hair stylist Agness Landau. Lithuanian news portal 15min.lt reported that Agness Landau had experienced some negative emotions before her performance due to some transphobic remarks made by

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Olympic Charter adds protection for LGB athletes

On December 8, 2014 the International Olympic Committee unanimously voted through an amendment which formally protect lesbian, gay and bisexual people from discrimination. The Olympic Charter has been amended to explicitly safeguard lesbian, gay and bisexual athletes, after concerns about homophobia at this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. The charter already outlawed discrimination on the

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European Parliament organizes conference against discrimination

The conference “Fundamental rights, non-discrimination and the protection of vulnerable groups, including LGBTI’’ is being organised by Members of the Pre-Accession Countries’ Parliaments and the European Parliament in cooperation with the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European Commission and will be held in Albanian capital Tirana on 20-21 November. The

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Mexico City lawmakers approve trans rights bill

On November  13th, 2014 Mexico City lawmakers  approved a bill that would allow transgender people to legally change their gender without a court order. Members of Legislative Assembly of the Federal District, in which Mexico City is located, approved the measure by a 42-0 vote margin. Six lawmakers abstained from the vote on the measure

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LGL representatives participated in ILGA-Europe annual conference in Riga

Latvian capital Riga hosted an annual international conference of the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex) rights organization ILGA-Europe on October 8-11. Activists overviewed the latest developments in the field of LGBTI human rights, shared the best practices and agreed upon the following steps to ensure equal rights for all citizens, regardless of their sexual

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A series of public events for and about transgender people, organized by the national LGBT* rights organization LGL on the 26th-28th of August 2014, were the most exciting days for transgender individuals and their allies in Lithuania. They met and interacted with each other, they laughed and shared trans*pizza together. Transgender people and their supporters

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The invisibility of the legal problems of transgender people in Lithuania inspired national LGBT* rights organization LGL and organization “Transgender Europe” (TGEU) to hold a series of public events “Being Trans* in Europe – Attitudes, Perspectives and Challenges” on the 27th-28th of August 2014 at the premises of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)