Tag Archives: Lithuania

LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Presser With Baltic Leaders

NPR reports: President Trump meets at the White House on Tuesday with leaders of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. The “U.S.-Baltic Summit” celebrates the 100th anniversary of independence for the three countries. Throughout the Second World War and the Cold War, the Baltic countries were dominated by the Soviet Union. They regained their independence in the early 1990s and joined NATO ...

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Eurovision 2014: Lithuania’s Entry

I like the stuttering.

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LITHUANIA: Hundreds Of Anti-Gay Protesters Disrupt Baltic Pride Parade

Twenty-eight anti-gay protesters were arrested today at Lithuania’s second-ever Baltic Pride parade in Vilnius, where attendees were pelted with eggs and verbal abuse. Several hundred gay rights activists took to the grand main street of Vilnius to show their pride, waving Lithuanian and rainbow-colored flags, with some standing on top of buses decked out in colorful balloons. They were met ...

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European Parliament Denounces Nations With Anti-LGBT Legislation

The 754-member European Parliament has approved a resolution denouncing nations with current or pending anti-gay legislation. The item specifically calls out Russia, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, and Ukraine. The UK’s Pink News reports: The resolution was adopted with 430 in favour and 105 against, saying it was “gravely concerned by developments which restrict freedom of expression and assembly on the basis ...

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LITHUANIA: Fascists And Fire Bomb Disrupt Gay Pride But Parade Goes On

The headquarters of the organizers of Baltic Pride in Vilnius suffered a firebomb attempt last night, but Lithuania’s first tiny gay parade went on under the protection of hundreds of soldiers and city police. Opponents of Lithuania’s first gay pride parade threw smoke bombs and tried to break through a barrier Saturday but were stopped by police firing tear gas. ...

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Lithuania Pride Is Back On

A court in Lithuania has overturned the ban on Baltic Pride. A Lithuanian appeals court says a gay pride parade can go ahead as planned this weekend, overturning a ban imposed by a lower court that cited security concerns. Law enforcement officials have warned that Saturday’s parade in downtown Vilnius could spark violence and should be canceled, an argument that ...

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Lithuania Bans Pride Parade

A court in Lithuania has blocked the parade permit for this weekend’s gay pride event in Vilnius. Vilnius County Administrative Court annulled a license permitting the Balti Pride parade issued by the Vilnius municipal authorities in response to a submission from acting prosecutor general Raimondas Petrauskas. He claimed that allowing the parade of groups from Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia could ...

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Eurovision 2010: Lithuania’s InCulto

Lithuania’s entry is a strange melange of acapella, kazoo, rap and ska. And then it goes kinda disco at the end. Very catchy. Cute boys too.

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Lithuania’s Anti-Gay Law Takes Effect

Lithuania’s new law anti-gay law takes effect today after being slightly amended due to the protests of the European Parliament. The law bars ‘minors’ from receiving information about any type of sexual relationships, and seeks to protect the ‘traditional’ concept of family defined by the Constitution as based on the union between a man and a woman. Last September the ...

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EU Condemns Lithuania’s Anti-Gay Law

Yesterday the European Union approved a resolution condemning Lithuania’s new outlawing of any mention of homosexuality in public schools or media “accessible by young people.” The law, titled ‘Law on the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information’, includes “the propaganda of homosexuality [or] bisexuality” as a detrimental factor on young people. It has been compared to ...

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Lithuania Censors Media References To Homosexuality

Lithuania’s parliament has passed a bill censoring information about homosexuality in media accessible by children, including television, movies, and the internet. Vowing to defend family values in the predominantly Catholic nation, lawmakers overturned a presidential veto on the legislation, which bans publicly disseminating material deemed harmful to the mental health and “intellectual or moral development” of minors. The measure lists ...

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