Sanja Đurin will present her research results on Zagreb Pride’s event “15 years of fight for freer society”

Fight for freedom and LGBTIQ person’s rights has been present in Croatia in the form of organizing Pride Marches for the last 15 years. From 2002 till present day, great activist efforts by many people made everyday life for LGBTIQ persons significantly better. In order to get concrete insight into achievements that came as a result of the efforts of Pride March and Zagreb Pride organization gain through the years, at the end of 2015, project about research of social significance of Zagreb pride has been initiated. How was public discourse and representation of LGBTIQ persons as political subjects changed throughout the 15 years of Zagreb Pride activities; in what way did Zagreb Pride include different identities and political viewpoints, or affirmed the right to normative discrepancies in its activities till now? – These are some of the questions that 5 researchers tries to answer in their research papers.
We invite all interested, especially researchers and students, to join us on June 6th at 5:00 pm in Croatian Association of Artists-CAA (Džamija) at the presentation of the study. You will have the opportunity to talk to researchers and learn more about their methods and research process. At the presentation of the study, web publication will be presented in which you can read more about project and studies. Goal of this publication is to provoke quality discussion about social and political significance of Zagreb Pride as well as encourage better production of scientific articles and informed polemics on the subject. Comprehensive studies from this project will be published in the autumn of this year.
Zagreb Pride’s web portal here.

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  • Project is supported by Croatian Science Foundation
  • Project leading institution: Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
  • Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Department of Geography