Police use water cannons against Peruvian LGBT activists

Peruvian police on Saturday used water cannons against a group of activists who staged an LGBT rights protest. More than two dozen people gathered in Lima’s Plaza de Armas to take part in the protest that was described as “kisses against homophobia.” Sin Etiquetas, a Lima-based LGBT website, posted pictures to its website that show

Call for Solidarity – women bodies belong to women

The Lithuanian Parliament is currently deliberating the “Law on the protection of a life in a pre-natal phase” and accompanying legislative projects, otherwise known as the “abortion ban bill”. The Committee on Health Affairs has already approved the bill and those who initiated the law expect it will be passed by the Parliament in spring.

Gay Russian protester arrested for unfurling rainbow flag at Olympic torch relay

Pavel Lebedev, of Voronezh, which is 560 miles north of Sochi, unfurled the rainbow flag as the torch passed through his hometown. The Sochi Winter Olympics will begin on 7 February and have already caused an international outcry as Russian President Vladimir Putin in June signed a bill into law banning the “promotion of non-traditional

Protest in London to denounce the LGBT rights violations in Lithuania

On 27 November, the RMT (Britain’s Transport Union) LGBT Committee held a protest action in front of the Lithuanian Embassy in London, urging the Lithuanian Government and civil society to draw attention to constant LGBT rights violations in Lithuania. RMT Union activists were joined by members of the African LGBT Out and Proud Diamond Group,

RMT protest action: Lithuanian Embassy London

Five anti-LGBT bills are to be considered in the Lithuania parliament in the December 2013 session. In solidarity with Lithuanian LGBT people and the Lithuanian Gay League, RMT Union will stage a protest demonstration outside of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in London. Date: Wednesday 27th November 2013 Time: 2pm-3:30pm Place: Lithuanian Embassy, 2

LGL protests censorship in Lithuania

This morning the Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) staged a protest against censorship as European officials gathered to attend an informal meeting of the European Union’s Ministers for Culture and Audiovisual Affairs. Lithuania currently holds the rotating Presidency of the Council of Europe. The LGL expressed its opposition to restrictions on freedom of expression imposed by

LGL to protest against freedom of expression restrictions in Lithuania

On the morning of the 2nd of October, a protest action of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights activists will be held before the start of the informal meeting of European Union Ministers for Culture and Audiovisual Affairs. In this way, national LGBT rights association LGL will express its view on the discriminating Russian