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LGBTI Rights in Croatia


ADDED ON: 07/05/2021

Rainbow flag burned and marchers assaulted at Zagreb gay pride march

Croatian police have detained several people over incidents during and after this weekend's Pride march in the capital of Zagreb. The incidents included verbal and physical attacks on some participants and the…

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Daniel Martinovic – Rainbow Families, Croatia

Daniel Martinovic is the President of Rainbow Families Croatia, an organization advocating for the protection, improvement of rights, and strengthening of connections between “rainbow families” and the public through education, publishing and…

ADDED ON: 05/18/2021

Croatian archbishop seeks pardon from gay people

A Croatian archbishop today asked for a pardon from gay people who felt rejected by the Church, an unprecedented move in the staunchly Catholic country. Archbishop Mate Uzinic warned that some Catholics…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2021

Croatian court backs same-sex adoption in new LGBT+ win

A Croatian court has ruled that same-sex partners can now adopt children, backing a gay couple in their five-year fight for the right to family life, the government said on Thursday. Zagreb's…

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Mima Simic, Croatia

Mima Simic is an independent LGBTQ activist who “ambushes the audiences in the seemingly non-political spaces” by using various media platforms to push for normalization of queer culture. By Ryan Eakins As…

ADDED ON: 03/10/2021

LGBTQ Travel Safety in Croatia: 39th Most Popular Country in the World

March 9, 2021 – When it comes to traveling, Croatia has been known as a gay-friendly destination, even though not all Croatians in every part of the country are fond of accepting…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

Croatia gets first gay foster parents

A Croatian gay couple fostered two children after a legal battle becoming the first same-sex couple to be granted the right in the largely Catholic country, an activist said Monday. Croatia, a…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2020

Torched Effigy of Gay Couple Causes Outrage in Croatia

The Croatian President, government ministers, LGBT rights groups and the Ombudsperson on Monday all condemned the burning of an effigy of a kissing same-sex couple and their child at a Dalmatian carnival,…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2020

Croatia Gay Couple Foster Care Application Rejected: Court Decision Ignored

The Social Welfare Center in Zagreb again rejected the foster care application submitted by Ivo Šegota and Mladen Kožić, who are life partners in Croatia. By doing so, they have completely disregarded…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2020

ANOTHER HISTORIC MOMENT FOR CROATIA’S GAY COMMUNITY

After years of fighting to foster or to adopt children in Croatia, Ivo Šegota and Mladen Kožić won the long-lasting legal battle against the state. The Zagreb-based Administrative Court ruled last month…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2019

Croatia Court Rules Same-sex Couple Can Foster Children

In what campaigners call a “historic decision” for LGBT rights in Croatia, the Zagreb Administrative Court on Thursday ruled that a same-sex couple, Ivo Segota and Mladen Kozic, have the right to…

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ADDED ON: 04/02/2019

Letter to Prime Minister Plenković on Balkans Trans and Intersex Pride March

We write to urge you to provide appropriate security and protection to ensure the rights to freedom of assembly and expression are protected during the March 30, 2019 Balkans Trans and Intersex…

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