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LGL advocates for LGBT* rights during Lithuania‘s review at the United Nations

With the aim of exploring further opportunities in raising international awareness on LGBT* human rights situation in Lithuania within the framework of the second UPR cycle, on September 14th, 2016 the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL invited the representatives of various diplomatic representations residing in Lithuania to take part in a meeting, hosted by the

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United Nations passed a historical LGBT* rights resolution

An LGBT rights resolution was adopted on Friday by the United Nations Human Rights Council on a vote of 25–14, with seven abstentions. The resolution is rather anemic, simply calling for a report from the U.N. high commissioner for human rights on combatting human rights violations on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.