2016-04-11

Tunisian court praised for releasing eight men convicted under ‘sodomy’ laws

Eight men who were arrested and charged with offences relating to gay sex have been released. The court has been praised by local LGBT rights group Shames for making the “courageous” decision of rescinding the charges. Local reports had originally suggested that only three men were arrested, and that they had been charged with offences

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European Bisexual Conference goes to Amsterdam

The third European Bisexual Conference (EuroBiCon) is to be held in Amsterdam from July 28th to 31th, 2016. It starts on the 28th with the first European Bisexual Research Conference (EuroBiReCon), a day dedicated to academic research on bisexuality, followed by a three day community organised event. EuroBiCon brings together bisexual people and their allies

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Baltic Pride 2016 Organisers Welcome Support from Rūta Meilutytė

The charitable fund of Rūta Meilutytė, Lithuania’s Olympic Gold medallist and World Record holder in swimming, sent a homophobic email to the organisers of Baltic Pride 2016, taking a strong stand against the event and calling gays “an anomaly”. The email, signed by Rūta’s father who manages the affairs of the young swimmer, came in response to an

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The first first „Active Rainbow“ workshop was held at LGBT Centre

Volunteers of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL invited to participate in the first „Active Rainbow“ workshop, which took place on the 30th March, 2016 in LGBT Centre. The participants of the event, organized by LGL volunteers, were taught to identify their own personal strengths and weaknesses and to recognize discrimination experienced by vulnerable groups

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On 4th of April, 2016 the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBTI Rights addressed the European Comission urging to spead up the investigation regarding LGL’s appeal under the EU Directive Infringement Process. The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBTI Rights requests a report on European Comission’s findings regarding the compatibility of the Lithuanian law on the ‘Protection

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Let’s talk about language, baby – Non-binary in Lithuania

Yesterday evening our Vilnius LGBT* centre hosted an event concurrently with the Transgender Day of Visibility to match problems that the non-binary group faces on a daily basis. Discussing about genderqueer people was yet not the main point of the gathering: trying to find solutions was. Since 2010, the LGBT* community dedicates the 31st of

2016-04-01

Same-sex couples are finally able to adopt children in all 50 states

Mississippi was the last state in the country to maintain its ban on same-sex adoption, until Federal Judge Daniel Jordan overruled it on Thursday. Mississippi’s anti-gay law which prohibits same-sex couples from adopting kids has been stuck down in federal court on Thursday night, making gay adoption legal throughout all 50 states in the U.S.

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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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On the 22d March, 2016 Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius, Policy Coordinator (Human Rights) of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, participated in a Lithuanian TV Show “It is What it is” (Lith. Yra kaip yra) about the situation of transgender persons in Lithuania. During the TV show LGL’s Policy Coordinator (Human Rights) stressed the need to

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Mika: “Tolerance must be provoked”

A British singer and songwriter Mika, who will perform in Lithuania for the second time in Kaunas Žalgiris arena on the 23d May, 2016 spoke to portal 15min.lt about homophobia and the need to foster tolerance in Lithuania and abroad. You have mentioned that your albums are very personal. I understand that one of them contained

2016-03-30

Argentina joins global LGBT rights initiative

Argentina has become the third Latin American country to join a U.S. initiative that seeks to promote LGBT rights around the world. The White House on Wednesday said that Argentina “agreed to join the” the Global Equality Fund, a public-private partnership the State Department manages with the U.S. Agency for International Development. The announcement coincided

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Five homophobic and transphobic law projects in the Parliament agenda

On 15th of March Lithuanian Parliament confirmed their new agenda which lists 5 initiatives seeking to restrict LGBT* persons’ human rights once again. The proposal to change article 38 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania is of discriminatory nature and first registered at Seimas by the end of the year 2013. This amendment