On 19th – 22st October, 2016 representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL will participate in the in the 20th Annual Conference of the international lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) association ILGA-Europe, organized in the captical of Cyprus – Nicosia. This year, the theme of the Annual Conference is “Power to the People –


Boardgame night in LGL = always good fun

On Thursday, October 13th, we spent another cosy evening in LGL`s community centre premises with couple of boardgames, tea, coffee and cookies. This time, let the photos speak instead of words! If you would like to come and try these boardgames, there will be another opportunity in November! Check out our calendar or follow our


It’s official – France adopts a new legal gender recognition procedure!

The French parliament has voted to introduce a legal gender recognition procedure that is free from sterilisation and medicalisation. The National Assembly met in a plenary session on Wednesday 12 October to debate and vote on the 21st century justice law (La loi sur la justice au XX1eme siècle), which included provisions relating to legal


On 29th September – 2th October, 2016 a representative of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL participated in an annual conference of the international LGBTI youth association IGLYO, organized in Malta. During the conference the representatives of various European LGBTI youth organizations had an opportunity to strengthen cooperation and competence, to share the best practices


LGL Meets with 25 Governments in Preparation for Lithuanian UPR Process

On October 3-7, 2016 the representative of the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL participated in the UPR Advocacy Week in Geneva (Switzerland). During the week LGL met with the representatives of 25 different Governments, encouraging them to make LGBT* specific recommendations within the framework of the upcoming Lithuanian Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, which will

ARLINGTON, VA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Aerial photo of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virgina on September 26, 2003.  (Photo by Andy Dunaway/USAF via Getty Images)

Pentagon issues handbook to help trans troops and commanders with transitions

A new handbook has been issued by the Pentagon to help service members and commanders deal with situations involving transgender troops. The handbook was issued in order to “assist” trans service members, as well as commanders, reports the Hill. It comes as the US earlier this year lifted its ban on trans military service members


Orlando set for defiant Pride celebrations this weekend

Orlando’s Pride festival is set to take place this week, in memory of the victims of the Pulse massacre. 50 people were killed and 53 injured in the Pulse gay club shooting on June 12, when a gunman opened fire in the club. Four months on from the attack, the city’s defiant LGBT community will


Lithuanian Government Expressed Their Concerns about Family Support Law

Lithuanian Government approves the legislative initiative that supports family but recommends modifications as this law could be discriminatory towards single parents or families who are not united by marriage. The recommendation prepared by The Ministry of Social Security and Labor was approved during Government’s session on October 5th. The Government underlines that there is no


On Thursday, September 22nd, we met in LGL`s community centre on occasion of Bisexual Visibility Day that is commemorated worldwide on September 23rd. As it is generally known, bisexual people are sometimes invisible in LGBT* community and there is a lot of myths about them (you can read on some of them here). But as


LGL Launched #LAISVA_LT Campaign

In response to Lithuanian politicians’ efforts to restrict the legal definition of what a family is, three NGOs organized a social campaign under the slogan “All Families Are Equally Important.” Sign the petition today to show your support! Julita, a single mother; granny Tamara, who raised her granddaughter by herself; Julija and Gintarė, two classy


U.N. appoints first-ever LGBT rights watchdog

The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday announced it has appointed the U.N.’s first-ever independent expert who will specifically investigate anti-LGBT discrimination and violence around the world. Vitit Muntarbhorn is an international law professor at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Muntarbhorn has been a member of the U.N. Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry on Syria

Pro-gay marriage supporters march and hold placards in a rally for their rights in Sydney on June 25, 2016.
Hundreds of supporters of gay marriage marched through the streets of the central business district of Sydney for their rights. / AFP / SAEED KHAN        (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Australians want same-sex marriage passed quickly in Parliament, poll finds

Australians oppose plans for a same-sex marriage plebiscite and want equality issue passed in Parliament, a poll has found. The country’s PM Malcolm Turnbull is trying to avoid a rift with his own ultra-conservative MPs by bringing forward plans to take same-sex marriage to the public in a non-binding plebiscite, instead of settling the matter in Parliament. However,