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LGBTI Rights in Lithuania


ADDED ON: 04/29/2021

Lithuanian artist uses homophobic messages to raise money for LGBT causes

A Lithuanian artist has raised over $6,000 for LGBT groups by selling a digital collage of homophobic messages that were sent to a member of parliament who champions gay rights causes. The…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2020

Lithuania set to legalize gay civil partnerships next year, says LGBT+ lawmaker

Lithuania looks set to legalise same-sex civil partnerships next year, but gay marriage could be up to a decade away, according to the country’s only openly LGBT+ lawmaker - elected this year…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2020

Small Lithuania has outsized role as EU faces Belarus crisis

Lithuania is relatively small by European Union measures, but it is playing an outsized role as protesters in neighboring Belarus face a brutal law enforcement crackdown following a presidential election they say…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2019

Homophobia seen rising in European countries without gay marriage

Homophobia has risen in European countries that do not legally recognize same-sex relationships, while acceptance of gay and lesbian people has jumped in states where they can marry, research released on Wednesday…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2019

Lithuania’s top court grants residence permits for same-sex foreign spouses

Lithuania’s top court has ruled that foreign spouses of gay citizens must be granted residence permits. The Constitutional Court ruled that denying residency permits to the spouses of gay Lithuanian citizens who…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2018

Lithuanian Artist Launches LGBT Rainbow Flashmob After Arson Attack

Lithuanians are fighting to flood their country with hundreds of rainbow flags following a suspected homophobic arson attack against an artist in Vilnius. Police officers in Vilnius warned gay filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2018

Arsonist Attacks Lithuania LGBT Rights Group Office, Set Door Aflame at 4am

An arsonist attacked Lithuania LGBT rights group’s office this morning (10 August). Police are investigating after the Lithuania Gay League (LGL office door was set aflame by an unknown arsonist in Vilnius.…

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