Pride Parade highlights need for continued fight

The 2023 Ljubljana Pride Parade highlighted the continued need to fight for the rights of the LGBTIQ+ community as two incidents mired otherwise joyful festivities on 17 June that organisers say attracted a crowd of 3,500.

The evening before the parade, unknown perpetrators broke a window with a rainbow flag in Pritličje, a popular venue right next to Town Hall that is owned by a prominent LGBTIQ+ rights activist.

"After the [2009] attack of neonazis on Cafe Open, after all the verbal and physical attacks on the LGBTIQ+ community, public instigation of hatred has materialised...

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