21st May 2015
Lithuania causes a stir with same-sex kisses at Eurovision semi-finals 50
9:40 PM — The Lithuanian performance at tonight's Eurovision semi-finals featured dancers swapping around and kissing their same-sex partners.
30th January 2015
Court says gay students kissing each other is ‘eccentric behaviour’ 49
6:30 PM — A court in Lithuania has told gay students who received a barrage of violent threats after they posted a photo of them kissing that they should have "anticipated" that they would be abused by posting such an act.
22nd January 2015
Lithuanian MP slammed for saying gay group would face Charlie Hebdo style massacre 26
6:33 PM — Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have condemned comments by a Lithuanian MP who warned a gay group that they may face a massacre similar to events which recently took place at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
9th May 2014
Lithuania: Gay fairy tales labelled ‘harmful’ and banned under ‘propaganda’ law 18
2:41 PM — A book of fairy tales in Lithuania featuring same-sex couples has been labelled "harmful", and inappropriate for children under 14.
15th November 2013
Lithuania: Homophobic politician delivers trousers with anal zip to LGBT group 72
11:28 AM — A pair of sexually provocative trousers, featuring a zip directly where a male's buttocks would meet, has been delivered to an LGBT group by a Lithuanian Member of Parliament who equates homosexuality with paedophilia.
11th September 2013
Lithuania: Parliament to consider five separate anti-gay and anti-trans bills 48
11:56 AM — 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.
27th July 2013
28 arrested after protesters throw eggs at Baltic Pride 15
4:25 PM — A group of protesters defied the large police presence at today's Pride march in the Lithuanian capital, throwing eggs at participants and attempting to storm a stage.
23rd July 2013
Lithuania Supreme Court makes binding decision in favour of Baltic Pride 4
3:14 PM — Lithuania's Supreme Court has once again ruled that Baltic Pride can take place this weekend.
5th July 2013
Lithuania: Court overturns ban on Baltic Pride 4
1:57 PM — Campaigners have welcomed a decision to reverse this month’s ban on Baltic Pride in Lithuania.
27th June 2013
Amnesty: Baltic Pride must be allowed to take place in Lithuania 1
3:44 PM — Amnesty International says a cancelled Pride march in Lithuania must be allowed to take place.
13th May 2013
Lithuanian Bishops: European convention on domestic violence will promote homosexuality and ‘transsexualism’ 15
4:20 PM — Bishops in Lithuania have urged their government not to sign a Council of Europe (COE) convention tackling domestic violence, as they claim it will lead to homosexuality and "transsexualism" being promoted in schools.
11th March 2013
Lord Mayor of Copenhagen urges Lithuanian mayor to support gay pride 2
6:04 PM — Responding to calls from gay rights advocates, the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen has urged the mayor of the Lithuanian capital city to support a gay pride event.
22nd February 2013
Lithuanian President: Talks about civil unions for same-sex couples are too ‘premature’ 10
6:22 PM — The Lituania President has said that she thought that discussions on civil partnerships for gay couples were "premature".
27th November 2012
Lithuanian pensioner: Changing my number plate would make people think I’m gay 22
5:05 PM — A 67-year-old man in Lithuania has come up with a homophobic excuse for not wanting to change his car number plate.
16th May 2012
MP calls for gays to leave Lithuania 35
5:23 PM — A Lithuanian MP notorious for his anti-gay views has said gays should be driven from the country, interrupting a press conference in the Parliament building.
23rd December 2009
Lithuanian parliament revises ‘gay ban’ law 10
5:09 PM — Lithuania has revised a controversial law banning the "promotion" of homosexuality. The country's parliament voted 58-4, with 25 abstentions, to amend the law. It prohibited the "public dissemination" of any materials which could be seen to promote homosexuality.