Tag: gay croatia

Gay rights supporters protest in Croatia

Hundreds of gay rights supporters in conservative and mainly Catholic Croatia have staged a protest, on the eve of a constitutional referendum that could outlaw same-sex marriage in the EU’s newest member state. More than 1000 people braved the cold and rainy weather to gather in a square in downtown Zagreb for a protest march… Read more »

Croatia: Mayor of Zagreb agrees to host and sponsor annual LGBT conference

Following a meeting held on monday with Croatian LGBT groups, the Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandic has said the city would host and sponsor an annual LGBT conference. The annual conference of ILGA-Europe, now to take place in the city will have family relations as its main theme. “Zagreb is a tolerant, secure and hospitable… Read more »

Croatia to stage twelfth pride march in protest for equal marriage

A Croatian gay pride parade will take to the streets on Saturday against a backdrop of a proposed referendum to define marriage as a heterosexual union The event follows the recently planned initiative intended to rule out the possibility of legalising same-sex marriages. LGBT campaigners against the referendum plan to march in Croatia’s capital city,… Read more »

Gay rights demonstration in Croatia

The issue of gay rights is currently fuelling debate across Europe. In Croatia, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists gathered outside Zagreb’s main cathedral. This time, it was not about gay marriage, but education. The government and church are at loggerheads over a new curriculum for state primary schools, with sections on sexual minorities and… Read more »

Croatian court condemns football chief for gay hate

Vlatko Markovic, former president of the football federation, said: ‘Footballers are not gay, they are healthy people.’ Now tribunal rules he must apologize The Croatian Supreme Court has ordered the former chief of the HNS, the national football federation, to publicly apologize for his homophobia. Vlatko Markovic, 75, said to a journalist asking him if… Read more »

Gay march key tolerance test for EU-bound Croatia

Split, Croatia (AFP) — Hundreds of riot police were on guard Saturday as Croatia’s second city hosted a gay parade seen as a test of tolerance in the EU-bound country after violence last year left a dozen people injured. More than 500 people — many carrying the rainbow flags which are symbol of gay activism… Read more »

Croatian city of Split divided over gay pride after violent clashes

Split authorities force change to LGBT pride route after attacks last year. Gay organizers will appeal in court Authorities in the Croatian city of Split should allow the local gay pride march to stick to its route and make sure it is properly protected, Human Rights Watch has said today (31 May). Last year’s pride… Read more »

Croatia to recognise same-sex marriages

Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic announces plans to recognise partnerships, getting them closer to marriage The prime minister of Croatia has announced plans to recognise at least some ‘gay marriage’ rights. Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic told reporters that registered partnerships would be ‘a somewhat higher standard than what we have now,’ according to the Associated Press,… Read more »

First EU-wide survey on life for gay, bi and trans citizens opens

Gay, bi and transgender adults from around the EU and Croatia are being asked to take part in the first European LGBT survey of its kind. The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights launched the survey on the LGBT experience of life in member states today. It is hoped the results will support the development… Read more »

Croatian football chief says sorry for anti-gay comments

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution which reminds Croatia of its obligation to protect gay citizens from homophobia and homophobic violence before it joins the EU in 2013. Last year, the European Parliament said Croatia, Macedonia and Turkey had to prove they could offer “genuine protection” to gay people in order to become member… Read more »

Hundreds arrested, several hurt in Croatian anti-gay violence

Zagreb/Belgrade – An estimated 300 people were arrested and five hospitalized after violence erupted to protest the first Gay Pride parade in the Croatian port city of Split on Saturday, news website Index reported. Police used teargas and batons to protect between 150-300 gay rights supporters when a 10,000-strong mob attacked them, hurling stones, bottles… Read more »

Gay-friendly Croatia Comes Out

Croatia is coming out of the closet this year. Nice things are happening: the second gay discoteque has opened in Zagreb, Split will host its own gay pride, the LGBT scene is rapidly changing and growing and, most importantly, Rab island, one of Cratia’s thousand islands welcomes LGBT guests more friendly than any other destination… Read more »