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Our question

What are the consequences of the ‘Law on the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information’?
Censorship of informational gay websites
Moral damage to the LGBT community
Second class citizenship
Increased discrimination at schools
No consequences at all

LGL

Lithuanian Gay League is a national nonprofit, nongovernmental organization uniting homosexual, bisexual and transgender persons. A member of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) since 1994.
 
Our vision: a respectful, open, and inclusive Lithuanian society that is free of discriminatory homophobic attitudes.
 
Our mission: Lithuanian gay league is an advocacy organization dedicated to fighting homophobia and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Through education, support, and representation of the LGBT community, LGL promotes an inclusive social environtment for gay men, lesbian women, bisexual and transgender persons.
 
The values and principles of our organization:
  • respect and diversity;
  • equal opportunities for participation in organization activities;
  • voluntary participation;
  • confidentiality of membership;
  • transparency.
General fields of activity:
  • human rights and equal opportunities;
  • sport and cultural initiatives;
  • health and lifestyle;
  • employment;
  • social inclusion;
  • family rights;
  • empowerment of organization members and encouragement of societal groups to participate in organization activities;
  • organizational competenence and capacity building.

Over the years, organization has implemented a number of projects, e.g. the first survey in the three Baltic countries on discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation; a project entitled Challenges to Family Law and Policy in Europe, followed by publications, seminars throughout the country, and the photo exhibition Living Together; The coordination of the EC initiative EQUAL project on workplace diversity was so far the biggest and most ambitious project undertaken by the organization.
 
LGL is running LGBT support and information centre in capital Vilnius since 2004. Current projects include collaboration with Swedish national LGBT federation RFSL for community empowerment, legal support for improvement of LGBT rights with partners from Italy, France and Poland. LGL was a co-host of ILGA-Europe annual conference 2007. This year we are working closely with the Baltic partners and Amnesty International to make the second Baltic Pride march and conference a breakthrough event for LGBT human rights in Lithuania.    
 
Besides these projects, the LGL has also been active in lobbying: it put forward amendments prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, which were later included in the Penal and Labour codes. The LGL monitors legislation and submits proposals regarding the improvement of social conditions for LGBT persons.
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