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LGL launches two initiatives to reduce LGBT-motivated hate crimes in Lithuania

1 in 4 Lithuanians disagree that gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people should be free to live their own life as they wish. The National LGBT rights organization LGL, based in Lithuania, announces the initiatives “Hatred is not a Family Value” and “Identify and Report”. Through a series of public events planned for the coming months,

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Countering illegal hate speech online – EU Code of Conduct ensures swift response

The fourth evaluation on the EU Code of Conduct shows that this Commission initiative delivers successful results. IT companies are now assessing 89% of flagged content within 24 hours and 72% of the content deemed to be illegal hate speech is removed, compared to 40% and 28% respectively when the Code was first launched in

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LGL Representative Participated in a Meeting at “Twitter” Headquarters in Dublin

On January 21, 2019, Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in a meeting at the “Twitter” headquarters in Dublin (Ireland), attended by the representatives of the European Commission, social networks and European NGOs. During the meeting the representatives of “Google+”, “Facebook”, “Instagram”, “Twitter” and “Youtube” discussed the results of

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“Speak Out” Project Kick-off Meeting Held in Vilnius

On January 17-19, 2019 the National LGBT rights organization LGL, together with its partner “Cavaria” (Belgium) organized a kick-off meeting for the project “Speak Out” in Vilnius. “Speak Out” project aims to alleviate the problem of underreporting of anti-LGBT hate crime and hate speech by creating sustainable change. By raising awareness and equipping LGBT individuals

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Another Exciting Year for the “E.T.Ho.S” project

The European project E.T.Ho.S -Eliminating Transphobic, Homophobic and Biphobic Stereotypes through better media representation aims to address the long-lasting negative stereotypes and prejudices against LGBT+ people in the E.U. For this reason, its objective is to educate  and raise awareness among journalists and media students in order to combat the phenomenon of Transphobia, Homophobia and

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The Radio and Television Commission of the Republic of Lithuania, following a viewer’s complaint about two episodes of a popular TV show “The Simpsons” that are said to be degrading “family values”, is waiting for an explanation from a commercial TV channel “TV3”. After examining its arguments, the Commission will consider whether these episodes will

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On January 11, 2019 the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania held a public hearing on the case determining whether Constitutional provisions regarding freedom of movement of family members apply for same-sex couples. In its judgement the Constitutional Court stressed that refusal to issue a temporary residence permit to stay in Lithuania to a

Season’s Greetings from LGL: Happy Baltic Pride Year 2019!

2018 was a year of exciting challenges and inspiring victories for the National LGBT rights organization LGL. Thanks to your encouragement and support, LGL was able to take many important steps aimed at improving the LGBT human rights situation in Lithuania. This year, LGL has implemented a number of successful projects. The most notable of

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IGLYO Inclusive Education Report 2018: Lithuania

Anti-discrimination law The Law on Equal Treatment (Art. 6, last amended in 2017) establishes that educational, scientifc, and academic institutions are obliged to ensure equal admission, scholarship/funding and/evaluation conditions for persons regardless of their sexual orientation. More specifically, it states that educational and academic institutions and as well as other bodies carrying out the informal

On 5th December, 2018 the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania held a public hearing of the case on determining whether Constitutional provisions regarding freedom of movement of family members apply for same-sex couples. In the absence of the representative of the party concerned, the examination of the case was postponed until 3rd January,

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Even though the obligation to regulate the gender change procedure was established in the version of Lithuanian Civil Code that came into force in 2001, Lithuania remains one of the few European countries where the possibility of changing personal documents and obtaining the necessary health services is not regulated at all. In 2007, the European

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ETHOS Project Interim Meeting Held in Vilnius

On 3rd-4th December, 2018 the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized an interim meeting for the project “Eliminating Transphobic, Homobophic and Biphobic Stereotypes through Better Media Representation (E.T.HO.S.)”. During the meeting the project partners discussed the next steps towards implementing the upcoming activities of the project and agreed on communication guidelines. On 3rd December, 2018