In a recent post, we discussed the LGBTQIA+ organizations and non-profit udruga in Croatia. In addition to NGO organizations, there are web sites and Facebook communities whose aim is to help and connect people within the Croatian LGBTQIA+ community.
Below is a list of useful web sites and Facebook communities to let you know where you can find more information, support or meet new people.
LGBTQIA+ Web Sites in Croatia
1. Životno partnerstvo
Mission: Životno partnerstvo (Life Partnership) is a website where you can find all the information about the Same-sex Life Partnership Act. Zivotnopartnerstvo.com was launched as Zagreb Pride’s online project.
If you have any questions related to the conclusion of a life partnership or to exercise of your rights guaranteed by the Same-sex Life Partnership Act, you can contact this community any time.
2. Gay u obitelji
Mission: Gay u obitelji (Gay in the Family) is a volunteer project whose mission is to give help and support to LGBTIQ person’s families in solving all the problems they face related to having a family member of a “different” sexual orientation. The project started in 2007 by the non-governmental organization Drugi korak – Centar za društvenu integraciju seksualnih i rodnih manjina.
Mission: Haer.hr is a Croatian LGBTQ social network whose purpose is connecting people with a different sexual orientation and lifesight.
4. CroL LGBT news portal
Mission: CroL.hr is a portal whose purpose is providing information about relevant aspects of life of the LGBT community. It encourages the LGBT community and organizations to openly communicate about their attitudes and lifestyle, and supports them to feel happy and positive about their sexuality. The portal publishes articles considering news, politics, activism, and culture. It also cooperates with other media, activists and organizations.
5. Queer and Archive
Mission: Queer and Archive is a collective whose mission is the development, exploration and questioning of queer culture. The collective organizes and promotes events according to their mission. Queer and Archive also organizes the QFEST (Festival drugog i drugačijeg) and many different workshops according to their field of work.
6. Trans Mreža Balkan
Mission: Trans Mreža Balkan is an online platform whose purpose is to provide a safe place for persons of all identities, expressions, and sexual characteristics and to help them find support, information and good people. The platform also provides educational materials, organizes gatherings, raises awareness on expression diversity, genders, and sexual characteristics.
7. Hollaback! Croatia
Mission: Hollaback! is an international project launched with the goal of ending harassment of women and LGBTIQ persons in public spaces. Street harassment has been one of the most common types of gender-based violence and unfortunately unregulated by the law.
Mission: Balconn is a regional lesbian web portal containing all the information about activism and the LGBT population.
LGBTQIA+ Facebook Communities
Mission: Platypus is a Facebook community whose goal is to create a more equal, tolerant and inclusive society by developing community-building activities for marginalized and vulnerable groups.
This community works on EU projects regarding LGBTIQ rights and organizes meet-ups of LGBTIQ groups from different countries. Platypus also organizes workshops targeting problems that LGBTIQ people experience in daily life.
2. LGBTIQ inicijativa Filozofskog fakulteta ‘AUT’
Mission: LGBTIQ inicijativa FF-a AUT is a non-profit initiative launched under the Klub studenata Filozofskog fakulteta (KSFF) on the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. The initiative’s main goal is promoting rights of LGBTIQ students and helping them through workshops, seminars, lectures, etc.
3. LGBT vijesti Hrvatska
Mission: LGBT vijesti Hrvatska is an online community which promotes tolerance towards LGBT people in Croatia.
4. Centar za LGBT ravnopravnost
Mission: Centar za LGBT ravnopravnost is an activist alliance working towards LGBTQ equality in Croatia.
Mission: Proces is an online community devoted to raising public awareness in society and sensitizing it towards the LGBTIQ community. The community also organizes events and activities and have a radio show called Proces on radio Rojc.
6. LGBT Centar Split (place)
Mission: This Facebook page promotes events and parties organized for LGBT community in Split. The center belongs to the non-profit association Rišpet.
LGBT Centar Split is opened to all citizens who would like to actively participate in promoting LGBT rights. They inform and educate citizens about LGBT topics, organize cultural and social events, exhibitions, movie projections, and other similar activities regarding the LGBT and queer culture.
7. U ime svake obitelji
Mission: Civil initiative “U ime svake obitelji” was formed as an answer to the initiative “U ime obitelji”, which promotes intolerance, discrimination and human rights repression. “U ime svake obitelji” gathers individuals, families and civil organizations who are willing to help in promoting tolerance and human rights. As they point out, the most important of all the human rights is the right to love.
Other LGBTQIA+ Resources
Any communities or web sites that we missed? If so, please let us know in the comments.
Please note: All information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal or financial advice in any form. It is important to understand that Croatian laws and bureaucratic rules often change and each personal case is individual and different rules may apply. For legal advice, you must consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. For financial advice, you must consult with a licensed Croatian tax advisor or accountant. We can recommend one if you contact us.