Rainbow PRIDE opens this autumn with colorful march, for the first time with allegoric carriages!
(BRATISLAVA May 8th 2013) Rainbow PRIDE Bratislava will take place in autumn this year. On September 21st, when everyone says goodbye to summer, streets of Bratislava will be warmed up by the most colorful and musical march: Rainbow PRIDE 2013. Organizers of the Slovak march for the rights of LGBTI people observed a progress in the communication with the city of Bratislava, Slovak police, development in the perception of the general public and annual increasing of the security and openness of the event in last 3 years.
„We had progressed. In the year 2012, we had managed to march securely trough the center of Bratislava. The atmosphere was free, march colorful and people felt free and well. This year, we will again organize an event for everyone, not only LGBTI people. For the first time, we will add allegoric carriages with music, which will be assigned for our partners, sponsors and supporters. Every carriage will be decorated according to taste of the company or other subject. By this step, we would like to show, that the society is opening up and what was impossible 4 years before, is not a problem anymore. To be proud, open and accepting, regardless of sexual orientation, skin color, social status or religion is a way, which Slovakia needs. By this comfortable form, we will demonstrate something that our opponents are trying to do: love to our close ones, but with no boundaries, prejudice or judgments,” says Romana Schlesinger, spokesperson of the event.
"In Europe, we are going through a breaking point era in the social acceptance of LGBTI people. One example of positive changes in Slovakia is that our government finally started to take care of their status by the foundation of advisory body. It is only the begging of a long way and for the essential social change, the general population and its support is needed. This is the reason, why all relevant Slovak LGBTI organizations decided to organize the Rainbow PRIDE together,” said Martin Macko, director of Iniciativa Inakost.
Rainbow PRIDE is the Slovak march for the equalization of gays, lesbians, bisexual and trangender people. In the year 2013 it is organized by NGOs Queer Leaders Forum, Iniciativa Inakost, theatre NoMantinels and TransFuzia. More information coming soon.