Tag: lithuania

Lithuania ‘gay propaganda’ bill fails to get the votes

Bill is just one of several proposals intended to curtail the rights of the LGBTI community the parliament will consider this spring A bill that would have introduced Russia-style gay propaganda laws to Lithuania has failed to get the votes today (13 March). Lawmakers made their decision on a bill that would have outlawed gay… Read more »

Lithuania: Parliament to consider five separate anti-gay and anti-trans bills

Five separate anti-gay and anti-trans bills are set to be considered in the Lithuanian parliament later this year, including a ban on gender reassignment, a ban on same-sex adoption, regulations of public events, and a legalisation of anti-gay hate speech. The proposed bills are expected to be heard in December this year. The first proposed… Read more »

Protesters Try to Disrupt Lithuania Gay Pride

Vilnius, Lithuania (AP) – A group of protesters tried to disrupt Lithuania’s second gay pride parade ever on Saturday, defying an enormous police presence by throwing eggs at marchers and attempting to storm a stage. Several hundred gay rights activists took to the grand main street of Vilnius to show their pride, waving Lithuanian and… Read more »

Lithuanian court rules Pride can go ahead

Baltic Pride 2013 will go ahead at the end of the month despite the city council’s objection A court in Lithuania ruled today that Baltic Pride 2013 can go ahead at the end of the month in capital Vilnius. The City of Vilnius had refused to issue a permit for the LGBT pride parade saying… Read more »

Tolerance survey: Lithuanians grow more homophobic and resent Roma, but accept Russian-speakers

Lithuanians are most reluctant to have contacts with Roma people and former prisoners, while homosexuals and the mentally disabled would least popular as neighbours. Such is the conclusion of a survey by the Labour and Social Research Institute. The representative poll, carried out in November 2012, shows people in Lithuania are most likely to resent… Read more »