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The Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union could not join the European Green Party due to different positions on family and LGBT+ rights, the party’s leader Ramūnas Karbauskis says. “We spoke that the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens cannot join the European Green Party. [Our] attitude to family is completely different, as we support the traditional family,

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Hatred on social media: Report it, or observe passively?

With the popularity of social media, each internet user now has the right to openly express their thoughts on various issues. Many commenters on online forums have moved to social media, where one can speak out without moderation. Facebook, the most popular social media platform in Lithuania, has given its users unprecedented visibility and freedom

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LGBT seniors: “Too old” for both society and the LGBT community?

Older LGBT people face multiple discrimination: not only because of their age, but also because of their LGBT identity. In Lithuania, this is an especially sensitive problem, and one that is rarely discussed. Although LGBT people in Lithuania are becoming more and more open about their sexual orientation and gender identity, LGBT seniors rarely choose

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A diplomat who carries memories of the emerald sea in her native Greece wherever she goes. Mother and grandmother, constantly overcoming great distance between Vilnius and Washington to visit her family. Aesthetic and promoter of cultural relations between Lithuania and Greece. A fighter who overcame all obstacles in order to fulfill her dream to bring

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For many years, Norway has been at the forefront in fostering LGBT human rights. In 1981, Norway became one of the first countries in the world to enact an anti-discrimination law explicitly including sexual orientation. Same-sex marriage, adoption, and IVF/assisted insemination treatments for lesbian couples have been legal since 2009. In 2016, Norway became the

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On 22nd August, 2019 the National LGBT organization LGL held an LGBT sensitivity training for the employees of the main Lithuanian magazine “Žmonės” and news portal Žmonės.lt. By organizing this training, LGL aimed to raise the awareness of professional journalists in fighting the phenomenon of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the mass media. During the

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Since 2013, Malta has dramatically transformed its image with regards to implementation of LGBTI rights. Civil Union and Cohabitation bills, as well as a law establishing basic rights for transgender and intersex people, have been passed. The latter was the first-ever law implemented by any country to protect the rights of intersex people. Malta was

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An educational/informational event called “The Specific Features of Expressions of Hate in Lithuania: Lessons from the Past and Prospects for the Future” with lawyer and member of the board of the Coalition of Human Rights Organizations Monika Antanaitytė was held in Mažeikiai on August 13. In the run-up to the event, lawyer commented on a

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Rio de Janeiro: The hottest LGBT tourist spot

In terms of LGBT rights, Latin America is one of the more progressive parts of the Americas, and Brazil could be called one of the leaders in the region. One of the hottest destinations for LGBT tourism in Latin America is Brazil’s capital Rio de Janeiro. LGBT culture is well-integrated into city life there. An

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The fourth Baltic Pride in Vilnius this year coincided with the 10th anniversary of the Baltic Pride in the Baltic States. Since 2010, when the LGBT community march was first organized in Vilnius, the event has changed beyond recognition. Why and how activists came up with the idea of organizing an LGBT community march every

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During Baltic Pride 2019, world-famous Israeli DJ Daniel Mariuma gave his first-ever performances in Lithuania. In the midst of his preparations for Baltic Pride, we tried to find out what surprises Daniel Mariuma would have for us during the Pride March, Pride Street Party and Pride Voices Gala. Could you tell me briefly about your career?

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Irish scholar, independent Senator, civil rights activist and candidate for President of Ireland in the October 2011 election David Patrick Bernard Norris has been at the forefront of the Irish LGBT human rights movement. Being the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in Ireland and founder of the Campaign for Homosexual