A European Union member poll, conducted in 2006, showed Lithuania at 17% support for gay marriage and 12% for rights of adoption.
The support for same-sex couples’ rights diminished significantly since then and continue this trend.
Although the media can be an important means of combating aggressive nationalism, ethnocentrism and homophobia, the Lithuanian media still tend to perpetuate discrimination and hostility against minorities.
The media generally plays insufficient attention to the problems encountered by ethnic and sexual minorities.
Lithuania is the largest of the three Baltic States in northern Europe.
It only gained independence from Russia in 1991 and the final Russian troops left in 1993.
Lithuania Chat Room is the place where chatters from Lithuania come to chat and make new friends.
It is celebrated with a traditional dinner which has 12 courses which are fish and vegetarian-based.
Important visitors are greeted with a loaf of bread and a pinch of salt, both considered important, so be prepared!
Protection against discrimination was legislated for as part of the criteria for European Union accession and in 2010 the first gay pride parade took place in Vilnius.
Negative attitudes against gay and lesbian men and women remain entrenched.