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The lesbian and gay movement has been active in Slovenia since 1984, when MAGNUS, the gay section at ŠKUC (Students Cultural Centre, Ljubljana), was founded as the "Cultural Organisation for Socialisation of Homosexuality." A pro-lesbian femnininst group, Lilit, was started in 1985, followed in 1987 by LL, a lesbian group within ŠKUC. In 1990 Magnus and LL founded the national lesbian and gay campaigning organisation, Roza Klub.

Laws against homosexuals Edit

Under the Penal Code of 30 June 1959 male homosexual acts were illegal in all of (now former) Yugoslavia. During the first half of the 1970s the power over penal legislation was devolved from the Federal Republic to the eight states and provinces. A new penal code that decriminalised homosexual sex was passed in 1976 and came into force in 1977. All discriminatory provisions were removed. There were no references to lesbian relationships in the old legislation.

Homosexuals are not prevented from serving in the army. "In some cases when individuals stated they're gay and that they don't want to serve they have been either excused or were suggested civil service." [1]

Protection based on sexual orientation in law Edit

Since 1998 discrimination of LGBT people in workplaces has been banned. The same goes for employment seeker.[1]

Recognition of same-sex couples Edit

Civil unions for same-sex couples have been legal since 23 July 2006. See Civil unions in Slovenia.

Gay life and Acceptance Edit

A Eurobarometer survey published on December 2006 showed that 31% of Slovenians surveyed support same-sex marriage and 17% recognise same-sex couple's right to adopt (EU-wide average 44% and 33%). [1]

In Slovenia there are many clubs and bars that are gay friendly. Few years ago there were only few but the number increases every year. At klub K4 in Ljubljana thera are gay and lesbian parties (K4 ROZA) every Sunday and one Saturday a month. At club Factory and Bolivar there are gay and lesbian parties organized by a group called Jing Jang. Parties take place there usually once a month. Other gay friendly bars and clubs in Ljubljana are Lan, Tiffany and Galerija. There are gay bars also in other cities.

Homosexuality is quite accepted in Slovenia also thanks to some, who were prepared to show and speak to the nation over TV. There is a TV Show on commercial TV station TV show, hosted by a transvestite Marlenna - the show is aired once a week. There are also some other celebrities who are supporting the LGBT community in Slovenia. The most popular is another transvestite Salome, also a singer.

Sources Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ales Pecnik of Roza Klub Ljubljana, 14 April 1999

See also Edit

Template:LGBT rights in Europede:Homosexualität in Slowenien es:Homosexualidad en Eslovenia pl:Sytuacja prawna i społeczna osób LGBT w Słowenii

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