Vladimir Simonko of the Lithuanian Gay League

Council of Europe criticizes Lithuania over failure to address sex change

The Council of Europe has warned Lithuania over its failure to adopt laws that would allow sex change surgeries. […]

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Lithuanian government rejects proposal to link definition of family to marriage

The Government of Lithuania has rejected proposed amendments, which are now being discussed in parliament, to link family to the institution of marriage. According to the Government, such a definition would be restrictive and discriminatory. […]

Darius Sužiedėlis

Opinion: A dissident’s Lithuania – then and now

I heard the Lithuanian term for “prisoner of conscience” for the first time as a student at a Lithuanian high school in then West Germany. Around the same time, in 1984, I learned about the story of Father Alfonsas Svarinskas, then serving a prison term in Perm Oblast, deep inside Russia. […]