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HRC Releases #ThisIsTransgender Video

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has come up with a new video addressing the question, ‘What does it mean to be transgender?’ 2016 has been a particularly tough year for the trans community in the U.S. Transgender bathroom rights have become such a widely debated topic in the country as political leaders like North Carolina

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“Baltic Pride” 2016 Crowd Funding Campaign: Thank You for Support!

Thanks to your encouragement and support the Baltic Pride 2016 crowdfunding campaign, launched on March 8th, 2016, has reached a wonderful success. All collected proceeds will be dedicated to the implementation of the Baltic Pride 2016 activities. Every donation will make a difference! We organized the crowd funding campaign in order to promote the fundraising

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Last Chance to Support the “Baltic Pride” 2016 Crowdfunding Campaign!

The Baltic Pride 2016 crowdfunding campaign, launched on March 8th, 2016, will end in just 3 days! In order to support our fundraising efforts further, we would like to kindly ask you to contribute to Baltic Pride 2016 crowdfunding campaign. Make the Baltic Pride 2016 happen – support our crowdfunding campaign! We organize the crowd

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“Baltic Pride” 2016 needs your support!

The Baltic Pride 2016 crowdfunding campaign, launched on March 8th, 2016, has reached 21 percent of its $15,000 goal. $3,085 has been raised by 34 donors. The Baltic Pride 2016 crowdfunding campaign still needs to collect $11,925 in order to reach our goal to raise $15,000 needed for the upcoming Baltic Pride 2016 festival. We

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Lithuania’s Ban on ‘Homosexual Propaganda’ is under EU Scrutiny

Following a submission to the European Commission by the national LGBT* organization LGL, the EU institutions will follow closely the ‘homosexual propaganda’ legislation in Lithuania, reports Lithuanian news agency “BNS.” The Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the European Parliament will discuss the situation in Lithuanian situation on Thursday. The European Commission (EC)

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Lithuanian psychologists say censoring information on LGBT* issues does harm to minors

The Union of Lithuanian Psychologists has issued a statement, criticizing a ban on airing a social video ad about LGBT* rights on television. Broadcasters have refused to air the video, saying it would violate a controversial minors protection law, but psychologists claim censorship of this kind is what does harm to children rather than messages

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LGL appealed Court’s judgment to Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania

On November 5th, 2014 the national LGBT* rights organization LGL applied to Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania under Vilnius Regional Administrative Court’s judgment to reject LGL’s appeal against social video censorship. On October 23rd, 2014 LGL appealed to Vilnius Regional Administrative Court, requesting to revoke the decision by the Lithuanian Office of the Inspector of Journalist

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LGL’s video on LGBT lives failed to pass the censorship on Lithuanian TV again

Once again, LGBT persons are not welcome on Lithuanian national television. Two commercial channels refused to air a video clip, produced by the national LGBT rights organization LGL, aimed at changing the negative attitudes of the public towards the LGBT community. Although no shocking or intimate images appear in it, the commercial broadcasters were too