Tracing the Lithuanian roots of historical gay rights politician Harvey Milk

Except to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), Harvey Milk is virtually unknown to Lithuanians. Due to British gay rights campaigner Clare Dimyon’s recent efforts to trace his roots, however, he may soon become a more important figure in Lithuania. Read more.

Central electoral commission refused LGBT propaganda referendum initiative

Lithuania’s Central Electoral Commission on Monday refused registration to a steering group for the collection of signatures in support of a referendum on restriction of the dissemination of information on homosexual individuals. The registration was supported by four members of the committee, five were against, two abstained. The 22-member steering group was proposed by Kaunas

Lithuanian court to issue ruling in gay pride parade case on Tuesday

The Chief Administrative Court of Lithuania on Monday heard the case of a gay pride parade, planned in Vilnius on the upcoming Saturday. “The ruling has been postponed to 2 p.m. on Tuesday,” Neringa Lukoševičienė, spokeswoman for the court, told BNS. The ruling will be final and binding. Read more at

Lithuanian MPs pass two antigay proposals in first reading

On 21 May 2013 the Lithuanian Parliament accepted the  amendment to the Code of Administrative Violations by introducing administrative liability for “public denigration of constitutional moral values and of constitutional fundamentals of the family life, as well as organization of public events contravening public morality” (proposed by MP Petras Gražulis) and the amendment to the Law on the Fundamentals of