Lithuanian national television council green-lit airing Baltic Pride ads

03/07/2013
Submitted by ILGA-Europe

Reposted from 15 min: http://www.15min.lt/en/article/culture-society/lithuanian-national-television-council-green-lit-airing-baltic-pride-ads-528-348061

Council of the state-run Lithuanian national radio and television (LRT) did not give a clear-cut stance on social ads promoting the upcoming LGBT pride festival, authorizing the LRT administration to act in line with the law.

On Tuesday, the LRT Council sent the recommendation to the administration, which had asked for advise after receiving a request from the Lithuanian Gay League to air social advertisements of the event.

Žygintas Pečiulis, chairman of the council, has suggested a somewhat different wording of the decision, namely that the LRT Council does not object to broadcasting the ads on the state-run television. However, the council has decided to go ahead with a different position.

The second rally in support of LGBT rights is scheduled for July 27.

In 2010, the first event took place in Vilnius in a secured territory away from the city center, with about 1,000 individuals protesting against the rally.


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