Lithuanian psychologists say censoring information on LGBT issues does harm to minors

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The Union of Lithuanian Psychologists has issued a statement, criticizing a ban on airing a social video ad about LGBT rights on television. Broadcasters have refused to air the video, saying it would violate a controversial minors protection law, but psychologists claim censorship of this kind is what does harm to children rather than messages on LGBT people.
Lithuanian psychologists say censoring information on LGBT issues does harm to minors
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