22nd June 2015
Thousands celebrate EuroPride in Riga despite fears of violence
4:27 PM — Thousands of people celebrated EuroPride in the Latvian capital Riga at the weekend, despite fears that the event would be marred by anti-gay attacks.
17th June 2015
Lithuanian army refuses gays – by asking recruits if they like flowers 31
2:04 PM — After Lithuania re-introduced mandatory services, conscripts are being asked questions to determine their sexuality.
12th June 2015
Lithuania’s President rebukes musician Ten Walls for comparing gays to paedophiles 4
11:49 AM — The President of Lithuania is not happy with Ten Walls, after the Lithuanian musician compared homosexuality to paedophilia.
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.
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.
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.