Organizers said the motto was ironic because, having come out of their four walls in the first Zagreb Pride march 20 years ago, now they were asking the city authorities for space for their activity.
“We demand that the city recognizes the LGBTIQ+ community as an inseparable part of Zagreb’s social and cultural life and that it ensures the conditions for the establishment and construction of an LGBTIQ+ center,” organizers said in a statement.
Now is the time to build a center in which they will feel safe, free, creative, and gay every day of the year, they said. “And those are the only four walls we accept.”
After gathering at Roosevelt Square, participants began marching towards Ribnjak Park, where a protest will be held, followed by a show program.
Among them are Mayor Tomislav Tomašević and his deputies Danijela Dolenec and Luka Korlaet, Deputy Prime Minister Anja Šimpraga, Social Democratic Party president Peđa Grbin, and MP Siniša Hajdaš Dončić, Workers Front MP Katarina Peović, human rights ombudsman Tena Šimonivić Einwalter, and Pussy Riot activist Aysoltan Niyazova.
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