The age of Pride - fight for true equality begins (2010-present)

Author: Queer Memory — 16.3. 2021 — Share on Facebook / Copy link

2010. The first Rainbow Pride in Bratislava was attacked by a group of extremists and fascists, who attacked the participants with tear gas and threw stones at the MEP Ulrike Lunacek.

Romana Schlesinger, the main initiator of this event, came up with the idea of organising the first Pride in Slovakia in 2009. The first event was attacked by a group of extremists and fascists, which is why the route of the march had to change and the participants finally headed from the SNP Bridge to the Petržalka side of the Danube. Today, this event is bigger and becomes safer every year. Since 2013, the Pride has also been held in Košice and since 2018 in Banská Bystrica.

Police unit raids against extremists at the Rainbow Pride in Bratislava, 2010

2011. The first Prague Pride was attended by several thousand people, surpassing previous events in other Czech cities: Pride Karlovy Vary (1998), Pride Brno (2008, 2010) and Pride Tábor (2009).

Pride in Karlovy Vary, 1998

2020. Slovakia still does not have a law on registered partnerships.

In the Czech Republic, negotiations on the institute of marriage for all have been suspended.

In Hungary, a law was passed preventing transition (gender reassignment surgery) during the pandemic.

Author: Queer Memory
Published at: 16.3. 2021
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