Slovenia

LGBTI Rights in Slovenia


ADDED ON: 11/15/2022

LGBTQ advocate to become Slovenia’s first woman president

Lawyer and human rights advocate Natasa Pirc Musar won Slovenia’s presidential election, defeating an ally of ousted nationalist leader Janez Jansa to become the European Union state’s first woman head of state.…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2022

Slovenia becomes first East European country to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption

The Slovenian parliament on Tuesday passed an amendment allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt after a constitutional court ruling made it the first country in Eastern Europe to do so. The…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2022

Slovenia Constitutional Court rules same-sex couples can marry, adopt

Same-sex couples in Slovenia can now marry and adopt children after the country’s Constitutional Court on Friday ruled a law that limits marriage and adoption to heterosexual partners is unconstitutional. Media reports…

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ADDED ON: 04/25/2022

What does Europe’s right want?

The last time we had met, Ronald Reagan’s deregulation tsar Chris DeMuth reminded the audience, it was “the last week of normal life in Europe to date”. In February 2020, the National…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2021

How one underground party night changed Ljubljana – and Yugoslavia – forever

In 1984, the K4 Club was an inconspicuous venue tucked among the concrete streets of Ljubljana. But while the bar seemed innocuous from street level, the inside walls were plastered with homoerotic…

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The Team of Maribor Pride — Maribor Youth Cultural Center, Slovenia

Since 2014, the Maribor Youth Cultural Center has been supporting young LGBTQ+ people via the Maribor through Pink Glasses program. I spoke with the team behind Maribor’s first Pride, held in 2019,…

ADDED ON: 07/12/2021

Hungary and Poland prime ministers with defiant rainbow protest

Rémy Bonny, an LGBT+ activist and the executive director of nonprofit organisation Forbidden Colours, shared images of the bold demonstration on Twitter Friday (9 July). The images show a variety of LGBT+…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2019

The Oldest LGBT Film Festival in Europe Returns to Slovenia

The Ljubljana LGBT Film Festival is back for its 35th edition, officially starting Saturday, 23 November, and with events planned for Ptuj, Koper, Maribor, Bistrica ob Sotli, Idrija and Trst (aka Trieste,…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2019

Popular LGBT club in Slovenia capital attacked, no injuries

Police in Slovenia say unknown assailants have attacked a popular LGBT club in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. Police say they are treating the incident as a hate crime. Slovenia’s Prime Minister Marjan Sarec…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2019

LGBTI rights in the Balkans: A perpetual struggle

Romanian Adrian Coman and his American-born partner Clai Hamilton had two major reasons to celebrate when they tied the knot last June. One of course, was their marriage. The other was the…

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Astraea Foundation

The Astraea Foundation is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTI human rights around the globe. Founded by activist women of color in the 1970s to fund a burgeoning national movement, in 1996 Astraea became the first U.S. organization to provide critically needed funding to LGBTI groups internationally. Astraea prioritizes funding for groups led by lesbian, transgender and intersex activists who are changing discriminatory laws and policies, using arts and cultural activism to inspire social change, and building inclusive movements for justice.