penpaperThe lesbian population of Lithuania is severely under-represented according to the Lithuania Gay League.

This has prompted the lesbian population to write postcards to every one of the country’s MPs which read: “Let’s speak”, the aim being to promote the populations visibility at a national level.

Lithuania has laws on the protection of minors against “propaganda of homosexuality and bisexuality” as current legislation says it has a damaging effect on minors.  It states that any information on homosexuality should “be banned from schools and any other places where it can be accessed by young people.”

Earlier in the year laws were considered which would punish individuals “promoting” homosexuality with fines ranging from 50 to €2900.

Currently Lithuania as a ban for same-sex marriages, although gays and lesbians are able to serve openly in the military. 

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