Lithuania rises in "rainbow index", lags EU countries in terms of gay rights
Rainbow days at the Vilnius City Hall
Lithuania has scored better in a survey on LGBT rights this year but still lags behind many European Union countries.
ILGA-Europe, an association defending rights of sexual minorities, ranked Lithuania 37th out of 49 countries in its annual report. Lithuania inched up from 39th place last year.
Poland came in 38th, Latvia was 40th and Estonia was 21st, leading among the Baltic states.