Vilnius and police in row over whether to keep LGBT rainbow crossing

 | 
10/25/2021

Vilnius and its police force are set for a court battle over whether to keep a rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossing in the Lithuanian capital. The city council wants to keep the artwork to support LGBT rights, but the police say it goes against traffic rules. The crossing in Pylimo Street was first painted in LGBT colours in 2018. But earlier this year a viral social media video — posted by liberal MP Tomas Vytautas Raskevicius — appeared to show the crossing being painted over. Police say two people have been fined over the incident.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 05/29/2024
05/28/2024
A new report details a wave of attacks on gay men in France carried out by young perpetrators using hook-up apps to lure their …
Added on: 05/29/2024
05/28/2024
As the LGBTQ+ community continues to face discriminatory legislation across the country, there are also a number of active court cases making their way …
Added on: 05/29/2024
05/28/2024
Pope Francis has apologized for using an anti-gay slur during a meeting with bishops. The 87-year-old pontiff reportedly made the homophobic remark in a …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 05/29/2024
A new report details a wave of attacks on gay men in France carried out by young perpetrators using hook-up apps to lure their …
Added on: 05/29/2024
Pope Francis has apologized for using an anti-gay slur during a meeting with bishops. The 87-year-old pontiff reportedly made the homophobic remark in a …
Added on: 05/28/2024
Pope Francis used an offensive gay slang word during a meeting with Italian bishops, where he joked about the number of gay men in …