Flags outside the European Parliament building Louise Weiss in Strasbourg - LOW

Parliament demands inclusion LGBTI people in gender mainstreaming activities

In a key report voted yesterday on Gender mainstreaming in the work of the European Parliament, the European Parliament made a strong call to include “the rights, perspectives and well-being of LGBTIQ people” in all gender mainstreaming* activities. An attempt by a group of right-wing MEPs to replace the whole resolution by an alternative resolution

Vilnius

Lithuanian Bishops’ Conference: Family Should Be Associated with Marriage

On November 25th, 2015 the Committee on Legal Affairs of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania held a hearing on a proposal to amend the Article 38 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, which states that “family emanates from a marriage between a man and a woman”. The participants of the hearing,

The UN Security Council

On the 3d of September, 2015 the national LGBT* rights organization LGL received an official letter from the United Nations, International Organizations and Human Rights Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, informing about Lithuania’s position in the U.N. Security Council meeting on the 24th of August, 2015. In response

LGL photo

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people remain among the most vulnerable in Lithuanian society; however, Lithuania displays a striking lack of political will with respect to creating and implementing the policies and legislation needed to combat this issue. Furthermore, it is clear that the Inter-Institutional Action Plan on Non-Discrimination for 2015-2020 (adopted on January 28th,

Nediskriminavimo planas EN

LGL Introduces an Action Plan on Non-Discrimination of LGBT* People, 2015 – 2020

In April 2015 with the initiative from the national LGBT* rights organization LGL an Action Plan for 2015-2020 on Non-Discrimination of LGBT* People has been released. The primary aims of this publication are to call attention to the current situation of LGBT* people, and to provide recommendations to ensure against discrimination and social exclusion of

Islandija

LGL Travels to Iceland to Learn More about TRANS* Inclusion

On March 19th-22nd, 2015 two representatives of the national LGBT* rights organization LGL visited the partner organization Q – Queer Student Association in Reykjavik, Iceland. The main purpose of this 4-day visit was to acquire additional skills and competences in advocating for human rights of transgender individuals and to draw upon the best Icelandic practices

Premjeras Algirdas Butkevièius priëmë Vokietijos Ðlëzvigo-Holðteino þemës Ministrà Pirmininkà Torstenà Albigà.

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

LGL photo

NEDF Advocacy Training: Creativity with a Common Objective

On 2d and 3d of February, 2015 LGL organized the National Equality and Diversity Forum (NEDF) advocacy training for NEDF‘s organizations. The training was designed to increase the NEDF‘s partners‘ skills to actively represent the general objectives and priorities of the forum and it‘s public policy. The two-day training focused on advocacy and engaging in

ep-logo-2-jpeg

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