Saturday, 4 June 2022

Zagreb Mayor Announces Talks on LGBT Associations' Demand for Own Center

ZAGREB, 4 June 2022 - Zagreb Mayor Tomislav Tomašević said on Saturday he would talk with LGBT associations about their demands for getting their own center, stated at today's 21st Pride parade.

"There are various models to realize that. We'll see the details, what they are proposing," he said while taking part in the march.

Tomašević said the 21st Pride was a parade for the 21st century Zagreb, a city "which is open to every diversity, tolerant of all differences and open to all."

He also commented on a lawsuit filed against him by the organizers of the Walk for Life march because the city refused to hoist their flags on its masts. "I'm not afraid of that. It is in the mayor's remit to decide on putting flags on city masts."

He said that although Walk for Life organizers had not been allowed to hoist their flags, freedom of speech and assembly had been not jeopardized and they had stood in public spaces.

"However, hoisting flags on city masts means the city administration's support. Walk for Life's goals are completely opposite to our program, in which we promised to ensure the availability of abortion, which is legally allowed, and allowing that would have been hypocritical," the mayor said.

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Saturday, 3 July 2021

20th Zagreb Pride Parade Begins

ZAGREB, 3 July 2021 - A Pride Parade with about 100 participants started off at Roosevelt Square in downtown Zagreb at 3.30 pm on Saturday, marking the 20th LGBTIQ march in Zagreb under the motto "Pride Forever".

Participants are carrying rainbow-coloured signs, flags, clothes and props as well as banners reading "Love doesn't ask what's under the skirt/pants", "Faggots are workers too" and "Homosexual from head to toe".

A political rally called "Twenty prides together in comradeship and resistance" is scheduled for 5.30 pm at Ribnjak Park.

This year's Pride is one of the first mass gatherings to be held under COVID rules that went into force on 1 July, under which participants in larger gatherings must have digital COVID certificates. Dozens of wardens at Roosevelt Square checked if they did.

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Sunday, 5 July 2020

Pride Ride Held in Zagreb

ZAGREB, July 5, 2020 - The initiative called "Proud Zagreb" on Saturday afternoon held a pride ride with the aim of promoting the rights of LGBTIQ+ groups in Croatia.

According to the organisers of this protest, some 500 participants -- members of  LGBTIQ+ groups and their friends -- took part in this bicycle ride in Zagreb streets.

They also made public the names of candidates running in the Croatian parliamentary elections who signed the demands which the LGBTIQ+ groups prepared for prospective members of the new, 10th parliament.

According to them, 117 candidates supported their demands, and the lion's share of them were from the left-green coalition "We Can!".

Activist Erin Vlahovic announced some more events and actions with the purpose of promoting the rights of LGBTIQ+ groups.