LGL invites to a Public lecture by Canadian PhD Candidate Michael E. Peltz

On September 24, 2014 the national LGBT* rights organization LGL in cooperation with the Embassy of Canada invite to participate in a meeting with Toronto university‘s PhD Candidate Michael E. Pelz. The scholar will give a public lecture on „Europeanization, National Party Systems, and LGBT Rights: Cases of Growing Divergence“ based on his doctoral research on the relationship between the European Union enlargement and LGBT* rights in post-Communist Europe.

Through his public lecture Michael E. Pelz aims to establish a dialogue with Lithuanian LGBT* human rights activists. Michael E. Pelz believes that together we will discover the best practices to implement LGBT* human rights in Lithuania. The meeting will end with a discussion, during which the guest has kindly agreed to answer the questions of the participants.

The purpose of Michael E. Pelz‘s visit is to learn about the current LGBT* human rights situation in Lithuania. The lecturer is particularly interested in the aspects of LGBT* social environment, political approach to LGBT* people, and the implemention of international directives in Lithuania.

Programme of the event:

17.00-17.30 – Welcome coffee and registration of the participants

17.30-18.20 – Public lecture „Europeanization, National Party Systems, and LGBT Rights: Cases of Growing Divergence“

18.20-19.00 – Questions, answers and discussion

The lecture will be held in English with translation in Lithuanian.



The event is organized as part of the project “Towards Practical Implementation of LGBT* Rights in Lithuania” which is supported by the NGO Programme Lithuania funded by EEA Grants.

Estimated duration of the event – 2 hours with a coffee break. Entrance – free of charge.