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Overview

Homosexuality is legal in Lithuania since 1993, but same-sex marriages and adoption are not recognised and only foreign same-sex marriages are recognised by Lithuanian law. Discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation is outlawed in Lithuania in the areas of housing, employment and military service. It is legal in Estonia to change one's legal gender and name without sex reassignment surgery (Equaldex LGBTQ rights: Lithuania).

LGBTQ map of Lithuania

Resources

Books
Dissertations
Periodicals
Repositories
Data and statistics
Reports
News portals
  • Gayline publishes a wide range of LGBTQ related articles, media, and audio-visual material [in Lithuanian].
Audio-visual
Primary Sources
  • A member of parliament discusses a civil partnership law [in Lithuanian]
  • Coverage of Baltic Pride in Vilnius [in Lithuanian].
  • A series covering LGBTQ issues in Lithuania: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 [in Lithuanian].
  • A Youtube channel dedicated to LGBT experiences [in Lithuanian with English subtitles].
  • An interview with Stuart Milk - Stuart Milk, an LGBT activist and a nephew of the iconic human rights advocate Harvey Milk talks on the LGBT rights situation in Lithuania and Eastern and Central Europe more generally [in English]. 
Organisations
Other resources
  • From Dusk till Dawn. 20 Years of LGBT Freedom in Lithuania - exhibition catalogue featuring LGBTQ visual art and literary essays [in English and Lithuanian].
  • Išgirsti - a project dedicated to fostering a positive image of LGBTQ in Lithuania. Contains factual information, personal experiences of LGBTQ people and their friends etc [in Lithuanian, Russian].
  • Kreives - annual LGBTQ film festival [in Lithuanian, English].