US: Olympian attacks Canadian ‘gay luge’ advert

US Olympic luger Christian Niccum has attacked a Canadian ad which mocks his sport for being ‘a little bit gay’. Niccum told Reuters: “It’s a gross misrepresentation of everything. All of it seems like a lie to me.” “I don’t think it’s fair for people that do have same sex attraction that they are using

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

Experts of the Lithuanian Office of the Inspector of Journalism Ethics believe that one of the two promotional videos of Baltic Pride, an LGBT event that took place in Vilnius last July, may have been harmful to minors and should have been aired late at night only. Experts say that the video, featuring people who

Experts to see if LRT censorship is in line with the Lithuanian homophobic law

Lithuanian experts will examine whether the advertisement of the LGBT pride parade For Equality that the Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) decided to restrict is in line with the Law on Protection of Minors against Detrimental Effects of Public Information. Deividas Velkas, adviser to the inspector of journalist ethics, said an expert group will

The Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) has appealed to the Inspector of Journalists’ Ethics against the Lithuanian National Radio and Television’s (LRT) decision to impose restrictions on advertising clips for a planned gay pride parade in Vilnius. LGL representative Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius told BNS that the LRT wants a clip to be broadcast with the ‘S’

Lithuanian national television council green-lit airing Baltic Pride ads

Council of the state-run Lithuanian national radio and television (LRT) did not give a clear-cut stance on social ads promoting the upcoming LGBT pride festival, authorizing the LRT administration to act in line with the law. On Tuesday, the LRT Council sent the recommendation to the administration, which had asked for advise after receiving a